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A daily analysis of macroeconomics, bitcoin, geopolitics and big picture power shifts, hosted by Nathaniel Whittemore @nlw. The Breakdown is part of Blockworks.

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Recent Episodes of The Breakdown


Questions about Bitcoin and Macro to Start the Week

Questions about Bitcoin and Macro to Start the Week

NLW looks at the end of last week where we saw a market shift in traditional and crypto markets. Here's what happened, and why.

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Episode 11 June 2024 13m and 54s


Getting Crypto Regulation Right

Getting Crypto Regulation Right

A reading and discussion inspired by

https://blockworks.co/news/end-sec-war-on-crypto

and

https://blockworks.co/news/crypto-regulators-us-global-legislation

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Episode 9 June 2024 11m and 10s


The Five Most Important Stories in Crypto This Week

The Five Most Important Stories in Crypto This Week

From Bank of Canada rate cuts to Biden's SAB121 veto to Roaring Kitty, NLW and Scott Melker are back with the week's most important news.

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Episode 8 June 2024 24m and 2s


The Bank of Canada Cuts Rates; Will the Fed Follow?

The Bank of Canada Cuts Rates; Will the Fed Follow?

The Bank of Canada has moved to cut interest rates, with the markets pricing in additional cuts throughout the end of this year. Will the US Federal Reserve follow suit or are the two central banks dealing with a fundamentally different set of circumstances?

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Episode 7 June 2024 12m and 50s


The Surprise Second Biggest Bitcoin ETF Inflow Day Ever

The Surprise Second Biggest Bitcoin ETF Inflow Day Ever

ETF's aren't supposed to behave like this. They're not supposed to have a nearly $900m inflow day five months in after the hype has purportedly dissipated. Then again, when did Bitcoin ever do things the way others did?

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Episode 6 June 2024 10m and 17s


The Modular Integration Spectrum | Keone & Zon

The Modular Integration Spectrum | Keone & Zon

In this episode, Keone from Monad and Zon from Initia to discuss the spectrum between modular and integrated blockchain designs. They explore the tradeoffs in decentralization, performance and scalability between the two approaches. They explore AppChains, rollups, composability challenges in modular systems, EVM compatibility, and when to scale blockchains horizontally vs vertically. To close out Keone and Zon also share valuable insights on building Web3 communities organically. Thanks for tuning in!

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Episode 5 June 2024 1h, 3m and 51s


Roaring Kitty Roars Back, But Can the New Gamestop Madness Recapture the Magic?

Roaring Kitty Roars Back, But Can the New Gamestop Madness Recapture the Magic?

Roaring Kitty is back, and this time he's playing with nine figures. But are the apes content to just watch from the sidelines this time?

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Episode 5 June 2024 12m and 14s


The Biden SAB121 Veto Undermines Claims of a Democrat Crypto Pivot

The Biden SAB121 Veto Undermines Claims of a Democrat Crypto Pivot

After reports last week that the Democrats were shifting their stance on crypto, one of the big questions was whether President Joe Biden would follow through on his promise to veto the repeal of SAB121. He did, and NLW gauges the community's reactions.

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Episode 3 June 2024 11m and 17s


How Serious is the Democrat Crypto Pivot?

How Serious is the Democrat Crypto Pivot?

On today's episode NLW checks in on the idea that we're seeing a pivot towards crypto from Biden and other US Dems.

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Episode 31 May 2024 11m and 26s


Biden Joins the Pro-Crypto Pivot

Biden Joins the Pro-Crypto Pivot

President Biden's team has reportedly started making overtures towards the crypto crowd. NLW explores whether the industry is buying it or remains skeptical.

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Episode 30 May 2024 10m and 25s

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