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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 The Breakdown Network.

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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 The Breakdown Network.

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English


Episodes

Bitcoin Just Had Its Biggest Month Ever

3/1/2024
Bitcoin added more $ to its price in February than any other month in history, and it's showing no signs of stopping. Plus an update on SAB121. Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:16:03

Coinbase Crashes After >10X Surge in Traffic

2/29/2024
It must be a bull market if Coinbase is going down. NLW argues that yesterday will be seen as the first day of the next phase of the bull market. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:13:15

Bitcoin is Above $60,000 and People are Finally Paying Attention

2/28/2024
Bitcoin's rally continues and as NGU technology pushes BTC above $60,000, the tide of attention is starting to shift. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:11:57

Bitcoin Smashes $57,000 and Retail is Still Nowhere to Be Found

2/27/2024
Despite retail investors remaining distinctly uninterested in crypto, the numbers just keep going up. Bitcoin went on a tear, hitting $57,000. NLW looks at ETF flows, open interest and more. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:15:28

Satoshi's Ghost: The Lost Trove of Satoshi Emails

2/26/2024
NLW digs into the discussion around the more than 150 Satoshi emails that were just released as part of a trial proceeding against Craig Wright. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:12:56

The Big Bitcoin Vibe Shift

2/25/2024
A reading and discussion of https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2024/02/20/the-crypto-vibe-shift/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:08:38

Trump Talks Bitcoin; SEC Sued; Deaton vs Warren

2/24/2024
NLW and Scott Melker count down the top stories of the weak, featuring a softening stance on bitcoin from presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:32:12

New Crypto Exchange Sues the SEC!

2/22/2024
NLW covers an interesting case out of Texas that is meant to provoke a determination that the SEC is not allowed to regulate crypto. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:14:04

Circle Drops Tron

2/21/2024
The latest scuttlebutt from the world of stablecoins Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:14:37

USDT vs Bitcoin in Africa

2/21/2024
NLW looks at discussion of the preferred currency in developing markets. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:12:02

Why the Bitcoin Led Bull Market Will Be Different

2/18/2024
A reading and discussion of: https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2024/02/15/bitcoin-is-back-back-back-baby/ and https://www.coindesk.com/business/2024/02/14/how-bitcoin-benefits-from-global-stresses/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:09:10

The First Week of the New Bull Market?

2/17/2024
NLW and Scott Melker discuss the five most important stories in crypto, with NLW arguing that this week felt like a significant milestone. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:20:18

Coinbase SMASHES Earnings Estimates

2/16/2024
Coinbase had a great Q4 and Wall Street is loving it. NLW discusses the key stories to wrap up the week. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:15:00

SEC Chair Gensler's Feeble Anti-BTC Arguments Smacked Down on National TV

2/16/2024
We're officially living in the post-ETF world, and people are sick and tired of the supposedly "merit neutral" SEC spreading lies and FUD about Bitcoin. SEC Chair Gary Gensler went on Squawk Box, trotting out his greatest hits, only to be brutally rebuffed by host Joe Kernan. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:13:19

Bitcoin Reclaims $1T Market Cap, But Political Fights Remain

2/14/2024
Even as BTC reclaims an important milestone, the Blockchain Association is pushing back on legislation that could have a significant negative impact on the industry. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:15:22

Markets Wobble After CPI Surprise

2/13/2024
Markets got an unpleasant jolt this morning when January CPI numbers came in hotter than expected. Many investors took it as a reason that the Fed would look to push anticipated rate cuts out further into the year. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:13:07

Bitcoin Smashes Through $50,000

2/13/2024
NLW collects a set of takes that all amount to a shifting sentiment around the institutional bid. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:16:55

How Real Are Real World Assets?

2/11/2024
NLW reads two pieces with different takes on Real World Assets - one of crypto's big emerging themes. https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2024/02/02/real-world-asset-tokenization-is-fake-news/ https://www.coindesk.com/business/2024/02/07/forget-etfs-lets-work-on-tokenizing-the-whole-value-chain/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:11:10

Bitcoin Enthusiasm Returns: The Five Most Important Stories in Crypto This Week

2/10/2024
Recorded live with Scott Melker on Feb 9. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:25:09

Could Prometheum's Custody Plans Force the SEC on Ethereum?

2/9/2024
Ugh, yes we're talking about Prometheum and an argument that their Ethereum custody plans could lead the SEC to designate Ethereum a security. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW

Duration:00:13:47