Nathaniel Whittemore

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

Popular episodes

Everything You Need to Know About Elon, Jack and Cathie’s Bitcoin Chat

Jul 23 • 18:47

On this episode of “The Breakdown,” host NLW dissects a highly-anticipated discussion between Cathie Wood, Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk at yesterday’s “The B Word” conference, including:...

Bitcoin Reclaims $30K as the Macro Discussion Shifts From Inflation to COVID-19 to Growth

Jul 22 • 12:48

Bitcoin is up just over 7% in the last 24 hours, following its first close below $30,000 since New Year’s Day. On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW proposes possible explanations for this reversal, including:...

So THIS Is ‘And Then They Fight You’

Jul 21 • 16:24

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you and then you win.” ...

Will DAOs Break the Power of Venture Capitalists?

Jul 20 • 17:02

In addition to the deep dive into distributed autonomous organizations, or DAOs, and their future in venture capital, today’s “The Brief” covers:...

Paraguay's Leaked Crypto Law: Depressing Dud or Too Early to Tell?

Jul 17 • 10:23

On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW covers:...

Square Sets Out to Bring DeFi to Bitcoin

Jul 17 • 13:53

Square has announced a new initiative, titled “TBD,” that CEO Jack Dorsey describes as “focused on building an open developer platform with the sole goal of making it easy to create non-custodial, permissionless and decentralized financial services.” Dorsey intends the platform to be developed completely transparently: “open road map, open development and open source.”...

BlackRock CEO Seeing No Demand for Crypto

Jul 16 • 14:30

On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW addresses recent shifts in institutional and regulatory discussions on crypto, including:...

BlackRock CEO Seeing No Demand for Crypto

Jul 16 • 19:35

On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW addresses recent shifts in institutional and regulatory discussions on crypto, including:...

Federal Reserve Vice Chair: ‘We Do Not Need to Fear Stablecoins’

Jul 15 • 19:35

On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW analyzes a stablecoin-focused speech from Randal Quarles, vice chair of the Federal Reserve, starting with a primer on developing trends related to the topic, including:...

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