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Steve
 Jan 4, 2022
This is the best Podcast around. Daniel is well schooled and diverse enough to make the analysis in the new Era of Digital Assets. I learned so much in the last 2 of years... Only lament the fact I didn't get into Digital Coin 5-10 yrs sooner!


 Sep 8, 2020

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The top stories and best shows in the blockchain world, delivered daily from the team at CoinDesk.


Episode Date
BREAKDOWN: What One Crypto VC Is Focusing on During the Bear Market
00:17:29

A reading of three Twitter threads on macro and crypto.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and FTX US. 

On this edition of “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads threads from MacroAlf on the problems of pensions, degentrading on why currency concerns should spook investors and Meltem Demirors on what she’s thinking about during the bear market.

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FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.

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I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code BREAKDOWN20 for 20% off the General Pass. Learn more and register at coindesk.com/ideas.

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “The Now” by Aaron Sprinkle and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Nuthawut Somsuk/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.



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Oct 02, 2022
THE HASH: Headlines - Top Stories of the Week 09-30-22
00:30:34

This episode is sponsored by ZenGo.


A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.

Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up.

“Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including:

  • Do Kwon Faces Reported Red Notice From Interpol
  • FTX Wins Auction for Voyager Digital's Assets
  • Kraken's Incoming CEO on Crypto Regulation Outlook, Market Turbulence
  • CFTC Chair Says Bitcoin Could ‘Double in Price’ Under Agency's Regulation


Links to the headlines:

Interpol Issues Red Notice for Do Kwon: Report

FTX Wins Bid to Buy Crypto Lender Voyager Digital's Assets Out of Bankruptcy

Kraken’s Jesse Powell to Step Down as CEO of Crypto Exchange

Breaking Down the SEC and CFTC’s Autumn Wave of Enforcement Actions

Bitcoin Could ‘Double in Price’ Under CFTC Regulation, Chairman Behnam Says


This episode has been produced and edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is by Matt Wigton “Angeles Crest.”

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I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code HASH20 for 20% off the General Pass. Register now: coindesk.com/ideas

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Oct 01, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The Fed Crushes the Idea of a UK-Inspired Pivot
00:15:43

Investors hoping for dovish relief after the BOE steps in to backstop British bond markets will be disappointed.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and FTX US. 

On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW summarizes the Bank of England’s intervention into U.K. bond markets and covers comments from various Federal Reserve officials that make clear the BOE’s actions aren’t affecting Fed thinking in any meaningful way. 

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Nexo Pro allows you to trade on the spot and futures markets with a 50% discount on fees. You always get the best possible prices from all the available liquidity sources and can earn interest or borrow funds as you wait for your next trade. Get started today on pro.nexo.io.

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FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.

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I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code BREAKDOWN20 for 20% off the General Pass. Learn more and register at coindesk.com/ideas.

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “The Now” by Aaron Sprinkle and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: jehsomwang/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.



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Oct 01, 2022
THE HASH: Elon Musk's Texts Revealed Ahead of Twitter Trial; Meta Opens NFT Sharing on Instagram to US Users
00:27:48

 The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.


“The Hash” hosts discuss a series of text messages released as part of ongoing litigation ahead of Elon Musk's trial with Twitter, shed some light on what was going on leading up to the takeover offer and what may have led to Musk scrapping the deal. Plus, non-fungible tokens (NFT) have finally arrived on Instagram after parent company Meta announced the long-awaited arrival of its digital collectible feature to its millions of users in the U.S." 



See also

Elon Musk Was Mulling Creating a Blockchain-Based Social Media Firm Before Offering to Buy Twitter

Meta Opens NFT Sharing on Instagram and Facebook to All US Users

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I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code HASH20 for 20% off the General Pass. Register now: coindesk.com/ideas

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This episode has been edited by Nia Freeman. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”


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Sep 30, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Jerome Powell Confusingly Calls Out DeFi for Lack of Transparency
00:15:50

Do the Federal Reserve chief’s comments reflect larger confusion between decentralized finance and centralized finance?

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

On today’s episode, NLW catches up on recent crypto news including:

  • Jerome Powell’s recent comments on DeFi
  • California enforcement actions
  • An update on Do Kwon 
  • TBD teams up with Circle


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Nexo is a security-first platform where you can buy, exchange and borrow against your crypto. The company ensures the safety of your funds by employing five key fundamentals including real-time auditing and recently increased $775 million insurance on custodial assets. Learn more at nexo.io.

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Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance and market intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.

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FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.

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I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code BREAKDOWN20 for 20% off the General Pass. Learn more and register at coindesk.com/ideas.

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with today’s editing by Eleanor Pahl and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “Razor Red” by Sam Barsh and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.

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Sep 30, 2022
MONEY REIMAGINED: Decentralized Systems of Identity and Owning Your Own Data
00:42:59

This episode is sponsored by Circle and Near.

By what means do we think about identity? A substantial amount of regulation and policy work that is happening in crypto right now, is about how and when one will need to classify a transaction or exchange and to what extent do pre-existing rules apply in the Web3 space.

On this episode of “Money Reimagined,” hosts Michael Casey and Sheila Warren  are together again but this time, at Converge22 by Circle. They discuss the challenges of identity and verification in the U.S. and in other countries with Daniel Buchner, Head of Decentralized Identity at  Block; and Chi Nnadi, the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Mara

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NEAR is a simple, revolutionary Web3 platform for decentralized apps, created by developers for developers. More than 700 projects are now building on NEAR’s fast, secure and infinitely scalable protocol, from DeFi apps to play-and-earn games, NFT marketplaces and more. Start your developer journey now by visiting NEAR at near.org

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This episode was produced and edited by Michele Musso with announcements by Adam B. Levine and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Shepard.”

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Sep 30, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Is the Problem That Not Enough Is Breaking?
00:19:29

Markets are showing strain under monetary tightening, but not enough to influence the Federal Reserve.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.  

On today’s episode, NLW examines a theory articulated by folks like analyst Jim Bianco. His theory is, the biggest issue for equities markets right now isn’t that things are breaking but that while markets are down they’re down in an orderly fashion, unlikely to convince the Federal Reserve it needs to change policy anytime soon. 

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Nexo is a security-first platform where you can buy, exchange and borrow against your crypto. The company ensures the safety of your funds by employing five key fundamentals including real-time auditing and recently increased $775 million insurance on custodial assets. Learn more at nexo.io.

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Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance and market intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.

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FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.

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I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code BREAKDOWN20 for 20% off the General Pass. Learn more and register at coindesk.com/ideas.

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “Razor Red” by Sam Barsh and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.

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Sep 29, 2022
THE HASH: CFTC Chair Says Bitcoin Could ‘Double in Price’ Under Agency's Regulation; Do Kwon Developments
00:20:53

The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts discuss what Chairman Rostin Behnam of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)  said Wednesday. That CFTC-led regulation could have significant benefits for the crypto industry, including a potential boost to the price of bitcoin (BTC). Plus, Terraform Labs said South Korean prosecutors overextended their authority in seeking a warrant for the arrest of CEO Do Kwon, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, citing a statement sent by Terraform.

See also

Breaking Down the SEC and CFTC’s Autumn Wave of Enforcement Actions

Bitcoin Could ‘Double in Price’ Under CFTC Regulation, Chairman Behnam Says

Terraform Labs Calls S. Korean Authorities’ Arrest Warrant for Do Kwon Overreach: Report

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This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”

I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code HASH20 for 20% off the General Pass. Register now: coindesk.com/ideas

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Sep 29, 2022
BREAKDOWN: As Bank of England Intervenes, Druckenmiller Sees Crypto Renaissance
00:16:58

Have we officially hit the “things are breaking” stage in markets?

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.  

The Bank of England made huge news today when it intervened in the U.K. bond markets to prop up pension funds in the country that were in serious trouble due to recent volatility. On this episode, NLW explores how the markets reacted, and whether market breakages will force the U.S. Federal Reserve’s hand in a similar way. In comments, famed hedge funder Stanley Druckenmiller also explained why a crisis of faith in central banks could lead to a renaissance for cryptocurrencies. 

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Nexo is a security-first platform where you can buy, exchange and borrow against your crypto. The company ensures the safety of your funds by employing five key fundamentals including real-time auditing and recently increased $775 million insurance on custodial assets. Learn more at nexo.io.

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Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance and market intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.

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FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.

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I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code BREAKDOWN20 for 20% off the General Pass. Learn more and register at coindesk.com/ideas.

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “Razor Red” by Sam Barsh and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York Times, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.

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Sep 28, 2022
THE HASH: Kraken's Incoming CEO on Crypto Regulation Outlook, Market Turbulence
00:31:21

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022.

Incoming Kraken CEO Dave Ripley joins "The Hash" panel to discuss the crypto platform’s leadership plan, as Ripley gears up to succeed co-founder Jesse Powell, who will become chairman of the board of directors.

See also: Kraken’s Jesse Powell to Step Down as CEO of Crypto Exchange

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This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”

I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code HASH20 for 20% off the General Pass. Register now: coindesk.com/ideas

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Sep 28, 2022
WOMEN WHO WEB3: ‘Why I left Amazon for Web3’ - Sandy Carter the Execution Machine
00:37:23

Right now the internet is governed by a few companies who, in part, control people's personal data in which they sell to enhance their own financial gain.  Web3 was created to put the power of owning one’s personal data into the ‘hands’ of the individual. So what is Web3? As Sandy Carter believes “it is an open movement..to decentralize the internet.” 

Join Kamz and Sandy Carter, the senior vice president and channel chief at Unstoppable Domains and co-founder of Unstoppable Women of Web3, as they break down the definition of  web3 and why women should be a part of it for the future that is coming and for the future that is here. 


Sandy Carter shares:

💻What is web3 and why women should be a part of it

🤩The exact steps to execute on your dreams and ideas

🤝How we ensure female leaders and women in general don’t get left behind in web3

👩🏻‍💻Why women should have a blockchain-based identity, aka an Unstoppable NFT domain name

🦾How to empower web3 women leaders and builders who are struggling

…and more!


🧘🏽‍♀️We end with a meditation focused on: “being productive!”


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This episode was produced and edited by Michele Musso  with executive producer Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is ‘Twennysomething’ by Daniele Musto. Other music used is ‘Open to Receive’ by Outside the Sky and ‘Plizzy’ by Brasko. 

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Sep 28, 2022
THE HASH: Celsius CEO, FTX.US President Step Down; FTX Wins Auction for Voyager Digital's Assets
00:24:59

The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts discuss Alex Mashinsky, the CEO of bankrupt crypto lender Celsius Network, stepping down. A press release detailing his resignation letter notes Mashinsky regrets that his continued role as CEO "has become an increasing distraction." Plus, Voyager Digital announces FTX.US is selected "as the highest and best bidder" for its assets.

See also

Bankrupt Crypto Lender Celsius Network's CEO, Alex Mashinsky, Resigns

FTX Wins Bid to Buy Crypto Lender Voyager Digital's Assets Out of Bankruptcy

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This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”

I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code HASH20 for 20% off the General Pass. Register now: coindesk.com/ideas

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sep 27, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The Dollar Is Our Currency and Your Problem
00:19:39

Why the dollar’s strength represents such a problem for the rest of the world. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

The joke du jour on FinTwit has been that the British pound is trading like an emerging market currency (or on Crypto Twitter, like a s**tcoin). On today’s episode NLW looks at what’s happening and why dollar strength is wreaking havoc around the world. 

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Nexo is a security-first platform where you can buy, exchange and borrow against your crypto. The company ensures the safety of your funds by employing five key fundamentals including real-time auditing and recently increased $775 million insurance on custodial assets. Learn more at nexo.io.

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Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance and market intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.

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FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.

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I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code BREAKDOWN20 for 20% off the General Pass. Learn more and register at coindesk.com/ideas.

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “Razor Red” by Sam Barsh and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: John M Lund Photography Inc/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sep 27, 2022
THE HASH: Do Kwon Faces Reported Red Notice From Interpol; Disney's Crypto Interest Appears to Be Growing
00:25:52

The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.


“The Hash” hosts discuss a Red Notice issued for Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon by Interpol, according to Bloomberg. Plus, Disney's interest in the crypto sector appears to be growing, as the entertainment giant posts a job listing looking for an "experienced corporate attorney to work on transactions involving emerging technologies, including NFTs." 



See also

Interpol Issues Red Notice for Do Kwon: Report


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I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code HASH20 for 20% off the General Pass. Register now: coindesk.com/ideas

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This episode has been edited by Nia Freeman. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sep 26, 2022
BREAKDOWN: A Surprise Crypto Bill Veto in California
00:18:29

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says no to a bill that passed the Assembly 71-0.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.  

On today’s episode, NLW looks a set of recent crypto news, including:

  • A veto of California’s version of New York’s BitLicense bill 
  • A new DARPA initiative to study crypto as a national security issue
  • IRS issues “John Doe” summons on crypto tax issues
  • Tension around the CFTC as lead crypto regulator

 

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Nexo is a security-first platform where you can buy, exchange and borrow against your crypto. The company ensures the safety of your funds by employing five key fundamentals including real-time auditing and recently increased $775 million insurance on custodial assets. Learn more at nexo.io.

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Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance and market intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.

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FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.

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I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code BREAKDOWN20 for 20% off the General Pass. Learn more and register at coindesk.com/ideas.

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “Razor Red” by Sam Barsh and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Vox Media, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.

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Sep 26, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Will the Debt Crush Powell’s Volker Dreams?
00:19:43

An argument for why Powell can’t repeat the actions of Volker in the 1980s.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.  

On this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads America’s Middle Class is Vanishing by Eric Basmajian and Powell is no Volker by James Lavish.

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Nexo is a security-first platform where you can buy, exchange and borrow against your crypto. The company ensures the safety of your funds by employing five key fundamentals including real-time auditing and recently increased $775 million insurance on custodial assets. Learn more at nexo.io.

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Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance and market intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.

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FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.

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I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code BREAKDOWN20 for 20% off the General Pass. Learn more and register at coindesk.com/ideas.

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “Razor Red” by Sam Barsh and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: KeithBishop/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.

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Sep 25, 2022
THE HASH: Headlines - Top Stories of the Week 09-24-22
00:29:25

A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.

Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up.

“Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including:

  • Crypto Market Maker Wintermute Hacked for $160M
  • Iran to Start Testing a Digital Rial Soon
  • Coinbase Allegedly Created Its Own Proprietary Trading Firm with $100M Transaction 
  • Stakefish Employees Are Fired on the Same Day of Ethereum Merge  


Links to the headlines:

 Crypto Market Maker Wintermute Hacked for $160M, OTC Services Unaffected

Iran to Start Testing a Digital Rial This Week

Coinbase Completed $100M Transaction to Test Proprietary Trading: Report

Ethereum Merge Vastly Increased Stakefish’s Profile, but 25% of Its Employees Are Gone Anyway


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Sep 24, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The 'New Weird' and the Terror of the In-Between
00:16:43

Why the market is acting so freaked out. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at:

  • The market’s reaction to the FOMC, a few days on
  • The “golden handcuffs” in the housing market
  • A recap of the bank CEO hearing on Capitol Hill this week
  • Jesse Powell steps down as Kraken CEO 

 

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Sep 24, 2022
THE HASH: Celsius Network Might Turn its Debt Into Crypto ‘IOU’ Tokens; Crypto Mining Woes Linger
00:22:45

The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts discuss the bankrupt crypto lender Celsius Network as it appears to be considering a plan to turn its debt into crypto “IOU” (“I Owe You”) tokens. Plus, what Compute North's bankruptcy filing means for giants like Marathon Digital, as a BTIG analyst downgrades the stock from buy to neutral.


See also: Celsius Network Might Be Planning to Turn Its Debt Into Crypto ‘IOU’ Tokens

Celsius Shareholders File to Stake Their Claim for Bankruptcy Payouts

Compute North Files for Bankruptcy as Crypto-Mining Data Center Owes up to $500M

Utah Man Charged With 7 Felonies in Connection to Alleged $1.7M Crypto Mining Scam

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Sep 23, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The CFTC Goes After a DAO
00:19:17

The crypto industry reacts to an unexpected enforcement action.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

On today’s episode, NLW looks at news that a draft of the House stablecoin bill is now circulating, and would, among other things, set out a two-year ban on algorithmic stablecoins like Terra. He also looks at late breaking news last night that the CFTC has named a DAO as part of an enforcement action, with wide-ranging consequences. 

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Sep 23, 2022
MONEY REIMAGINED: Blockchains, Climate Change and the Trading of Carbon Credits
00:30:50

This episode is sponsored by Circle and Near.

A Part 2 climate change edition from Lisbon, Portugal at Nearcon2022.

On this episode of “Money Reimagined,” hosts Michael Casey and Sheila Warren  are still together at Nearcon2022 for a second discussion on carbon credits and climate change. 

They speak with guests Robert Schmidt, chief operating officer and co-founder of Toucan, and Phil Fogel, chief blockchain officer and co-founder of FlowCarbon

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Sep 23, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The Single-Mandate Fed Says There Are Too Many Employed People
00:19:34

The tight labor market has become the antagonist in Jerome Powell’s war on inflation.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

On Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised the benchmark federal funds rate by 75 basis points, the third consecutive hike of that size. The market expected this, but reacted negatively to projections the federal funds rate will remain elevated all the way through 2023. NLW breaks it down, with an emphasis on why the labor market has become the biggest question mark in the Federal Reserve’s fight to contain inflation. 

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Sep 22, 2022
THE HASH: Jamie Dimon Calls Crypto Tokens 'Decentralized Ponzi Schemes'; Lebanon's Banks Remain Closed Indefinitely
00:27:43

The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts discuss JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's latest comments slamming crypto tokens during the banking executive's congressional testimony on Wednesday. Plus, a closer look at why banks in Lebanon are closing their doors for the foreseeable future.

See also: JPMorgan Sees Concerns for Ethereum Blockchain After the Merge

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Sep 22, 2022
BREAKDOWN: 'Housing Recession?' How the Beleaguered Real Estate Market Tells the Story of the Broader Economy
00:18:37

Homebuilder sentiment is down for the ninth consecutive month.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

On today’s episode, NLW looks at the housing market, which has shifted dramatically in the last six months. Mortgages today cost more than double what they did last year – the biggest year-over-year jump since those numbers started being recorded in 1975. Homebuilder sentiment is down for the ninth consecutive month – the first time that’s happened since 1985. All in all, the picture being painted isn’t pretty. Is it a “housing recession?” 

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Sep 21, 2022
THE HASH: What Cardano’s Highly Anticipated Vasil Hard Fork Will Bring; Iran to Start Testing a Digital Rial Soon
00:26:06

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts discuss the Cardano hard fork expected to take place on Thursday, Sept. 22. Plus, a closer look at the Central Bank of Iran's plans to start a central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilot soon.

See alsoWhat Cardano’s Highly Anticipated Vasil Hard Fork Will Bring

Iran to Start Testing a Digital Rial This Week

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Sep 21, 2022
Women Who Web3: 'Magic Internet Money’ With Laura Shin
00:47:30

The crypto world is constantly changing and there is something new to learn every day. However, its story is already setting the stage for what is to come. 

So much of our lives are digital, and with the development of Web3 technology the future is changing for how we work, take care of our families and operate our daily lives. 

On today’s episode of “Women Who Web3” host Kamz is joined by Laura Shin, crypto journalist, TEDx speaker and author of “The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze.”

Laura Shin shares:

💰WTF is crypto and why women should care

🤑 her intimate observations on the gender gap in crypto

👀 behind the scenes of her “Unchained” podcast show

📚 all about her new book “The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze

🤐her ultimate source for crypto news…and more!


🧘🏽‍♀️We end with a meditation focused on “being unapologetically you!”


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Sep 21, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Why Today’s News Tells You Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 Crypto Bear Market
00:20:53

From regulatory intrigue to DeFi hacks to big funding rounds.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.  

On today’s episode, NLW breaks down the day’s news in terms of how it demonstrates the archetypes of the 2022 crypto bear market, looking at:

  • Market moves
  • A DeFi hack 
  • CBDCs
  • Regulatory enforcement
  • Regulatory positivity
  • Regulatory weirdness
  • Pre-narrative institutionalization
  • Post-narrative institutionalization
  • A slew of random fundraising
  • Innovation that may drive a bull market

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Sep 20, 2022
THE HASH: Crypto Market Maker Wintermute Hacked for $160M; MicroStrategy Buys 301 More Bitcoins
00:26:11

The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.


"The Hash" hosts talk about how cryptocurrency market maker Wintermute has lost $160 million in a hack relating to its decentralized finance (DeFi) operation, according to a tweet from the company's founder and CEO Evgeny Gaevoy. Plus, a new Securities and Exchange Commission filing reveals MicroStrategy  bought 301 bitcoins (BTC) between Aug. 2 and Sept. 19 for about $6 million.


See also:

Crypto Market Maker Wintermute Hacked for $160M, OTC Services Unaffected

MicroStrategy Buys 301 More Bitcoins, Now Holds Almost 130K


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Sep 20, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Bleak Week as Bitcoin Hits 3-Month Low
00:19:19

Sentiment is down and enforcement actions are up ahead of the FOMC meeting this week.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.  

On today’s episode, NLW looks at why bitcoin hit a three-month low over the weekend. He also discusses traders’ predictions about the upcoming interest rate hike at this week’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting and a new enforcement action from the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

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Sep 19, 2022
Women Who Web3: Teaser
00:01:15

Don’t miss out on this powerful and entertaining weekly podcast that celebrates women supporting women, investing in women and bridging the gender gap in wealth through Web3. Each week brings a new and exciting guest sharing their insights on topics such as starting an NFT project, creating belonging and inclusivity in digital spaces, building prosperous Web3 projects, investing in cryptocurrencies and building wealth.


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Sep 19, 2022
BREAKDOWN: After the Merge, How Do We Think About Change Within Bitcoin?
00:16:52

Does Bitcoin need to change at all?

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

For this edition of “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads and discusses Chris Castiglione’s “Bitcoin Should Change … Slowly,” as well as a Twitter thread by Dan McArdle.

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Sep 18, 2022
THE HASH: Headlines - Top Stories of the Week 09-17-22
00:29:07

A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up.

“Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including:

  • Starbucks to Launch NFT-Based Loyalty Program
  • Wall Street Giants Start Crypto Exchange EDX Markets
  • Terraform Labs Co-Founder Do Kwon Faces Arrest Warrant
  • The Merge Opens a New Era for the Ethereum Blockchain


Links to the headlines:

 Starbucks to Offer NFT-Based Loyalty Program Using Polygon's Blockchain Technology


Schwab, Citadel Securities, Fidelity, Other Wall Street Firms Start Crypto Exchange EDX Markets


South Korean Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Terra Co-Founder Do Kwon


How the Ethereum Merge Could Lead to Improved On-Chain Privacy


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Sep 17, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Two Regulatory Hearings Show Difference in SEC and CFTC Approaches to Crypto
00:15:38

Fireworks between Senator Toomey and SEC Chair Gensler. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at the latest in market action plus how two congressional hearings highlighted differences in the approaches the CFTC and SEC are taking to crypto. 

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Sep 17, 2022
BREAKDOWN: White House ‘Comprehensive Framework for Responsible Development of Digital Assets’ Is Neither Comprehensive nor a Framework
00:17:45

But it’s not as bad as it could have been.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

On today’s episode, NLW looks at a set of three reports around crypto out of the Treasury Department as well as examines the White House’s just-released framework for digital assets. He argues there are big, important questions that remain unaddressed.

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Nexo is a security-first platform where you can buy, exchange and borrow against your crypto. The company ensures the safety of your funds by employing five key fundamentals including real-time auditing and recently increased $775 million insurance on custodial assets. Learn more at nexo.io.

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Sep 16, 2022
THE HASH: Ethereum Already Showing Signs of Increased Centralization; El Salvador's Debt Rating Downgraded
00:23:25

The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts talk about the long-awaited Ethereum Merge on Thursday, where over 40% of the network’s blocks were added by just two entities: Coinbase and Lido. Plus, seven months after lowering El Salvador's long-term foreign currency issuer default rating (IDR), Fitch Ratings has downgraded it again.


See also:

How the Ethereum Merge Could Lead to Improved On-Chain Privacy

Vitalik Buterin Says Ethereum Merge Cut Global Energy Usage by 0.2%, One of Biggest Decarbonization Events Ever

El Salvador's Debt Rating Cut to CC by Fitch

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Sep 16, 2022
MONEY REIMAGINED: The Solution to Climate Change Demands Web3 Technology
00:42:22

This episode is sponsored by Circle and Near.

A climate change edition from Lisbon Portugal at Nearcon2022. 

“Money Reimagined,” hosts Michael Casey and Sheila Warren  are together again at Nearcon2022 to discuss blockchain sustainability and the data needed to combat the concerns of climate change. This topic is “near and dear to their hearts” because Michael and Sheila co-founded CISA, the Crypto Impact Sustainability Accelerator, at The World Economic Forum precisely to focus on topics such as this and the use cases for crypto and blockchain. 

On this episode they speak with guests Marc Johnson, an environmental solutions architect for  Protocol Labs, and Fred Fournier, CEO of Open Forest Protocol


Money Reimagined listeners get a special discount on Converge22, Circle’s first annual conference on the blockchain-driven future of money. Coming this September, Converge22 is for change makers looking to build what’s next in Web3. Use the code “CoinDesk” at checkout https://hubs.li/Q01hpy4w0

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Sep 16, 2022
THE HASH: The Merge Opens a New Era for the Ethereum Blockchain; Crypto Regulation Turf War
00:28:32

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts discuss today's top stories, including the Ethereum Merge that transitioned the world's second largest blockchain from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake, and the CFTC chairman's testimony in front of the Senate Agriculture Committee, in which Rostin Behnam said the agency is the “right regulator” to oversee digital assets trading. 


See also: The Ethereum Merge Finally Happened: So What?

Meet 8 Ethereum Developers Who Helped Make the Merge Possible

CFTC Already Preparing to Be Crypto Watchdog, Behnam Tells US Senators

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Sep 15, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Welcome to the Post-Merge Era in Crypto
00:19:45

Discussing the economic and political implications of Ethereum’s big change.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

At 2:44 a.m. ET Thursday, Ethereum successfully transitioned from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake. On today’s show, NLW breaks down what that means for the network’s security and economics and looks at the political dimensions that could impact Bitcoin and the rest of the crypto industry. 

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Sep 15, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Unsatisfying Clarifications on the Tornado Cash Sanctions
00:16:39

Even those who were “dusted” will need to file reports to the U.S. Treasury Department.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

On today’s episode, NLW catches listeners up on the latest news in crypto, including:

  • Arrest warrants for Do Kwon and others from Terra
  • El Salvador Bond Repurchase program 
  • Crypto regulatory and enforcement news from Uruguay and Argentina 
  • Canada’s Prime Minister makes bitcoin a campaign issue 

 

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Nexo is a security-first platform where you can buy, exchange and borrow against your crypto. The company ensures the safety of your funds by employing five key fundamentals including real-time auditing and recently increased $775 million insurance on custodial assets. Learn more at nexo.io.

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Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance and market intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.

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I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code BREAKDOWN20 for 20% off the General Pass. Learn more and register at coindesk.com/ideas.

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “Razor Red” by Sam Barsh and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: z_wei/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.

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Sep 14, 2022
THE HASH: Terraform Labs Co-Founder Do Kwon Faces Arrest Warrant; Ethereum Merge Looms
00:26:40

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts discuss the South Korean court issuing an arrest warrant for Do Kwon, the co-founder of the now defunct stablecoin issuer Terraform Labs, according to the financial crimes unit of the Supreme Prosecutors' Office. Plus, a closer look at what may happen in the crypto markets ahead of the Ethereum Merge. 

See also: South Korean Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Terra Co-Founder Do Kwon

Everybody's Throwing a Watch Party for the Ethereum Merge. Here's Where to Go

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Sep 14, 2022
THE HASH: Bitcoin Tumbles After Hot Inflation Report; Wall Street Giants Start Crypto Exchange EDX Markets
00:29:18

The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.


“The Hash” hosts discuss bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies slumping after a hotter-than-expected U.S. inflation report. Plus, financial heavyweights including Charles Schwab and Fidelity Investments announce the start of EDX Markets, the latest sign that Wall Street is forging ahead in digital assets despite crypto winter.



See also

Crypto Exchange FTX Freezes Under Strain of CPI Volatility

Schwab, Citadel Securities, Fidelity, Other Wall Street Firms Start Crypto Exchange EDX Markets

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Sep 13, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Markets Plummet as Inflation Comes In Hot
00:17:32

Core inflation went up more than twice as much as economists anticipated.  

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

July’s inflation report provided the first glimmers that the U.S. might have turned a corner in its fight against inflation. For the past several days, investors have been betting on a continuation of that trend from July into August. Unfortunately, the inflation print for August came in hotter than expected, sending markets reeling and increasing the odds of more drastic Fed rate hikes down the road. 

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Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance and market intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.

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I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code BREAKDOWN20 for 20% off the General Pass. Learn more and register at coindesk.com/ideas.

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “Razor Red” by Sam Barsh and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Malte Mueller/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.

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Sep 13, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Investors Are Betting on Inflation Declining. Are They Right?
00:18:35

Stocks and crypto are on the rise in advance of upcoming August inflation numbers.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

Bitcoin was up 15% over the weekend. Stocks have seen four days of green. The reason? Investors are anticipating that August’s inflation numbers (to be released on Tuesday) will show another monthly reduction in the inflation rate, suggesting that we’re past peak inflation. Will they be proven right? 

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Nexo is a security-first platform where you can buy, exchange and borrow against your crypto. The company ensures the safety of your funds by employing five key fundamentals including real-time auditing and recently increased $775 million insurance on custodial assets. Learn more at nexo.io.

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Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance and market intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.

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I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code BREAKDOWN20 for 20% off the General Pass. Learn more and register at coindesk.com/ideas.

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “Razor Red” by Sam Barsh and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Francesco Carta fotografo/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.

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Sep 12, 2022
THE HASH: Starbucks to Launch NFT-Based Loyalty Program; Industry Reacts to White House Crypto Mining Report
00:29:58

The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

Starbucks is set to offer a non-fungible token-based (NFT) loyalty program with the blockchain technology provided by Polygon. Plus, a closer look at how industry advocates and critics are reacting to the Biden administration’s bitcoin (BTC) mining environmental impact report.


See also: 

Starbucks to Offer NFT-Based Loyalty Program Using Polygon's Blockchain Technology

White House Crypto Mining Report Draws Praise From Advocates and Critics Alike

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Sep 12, 2022
THE HASH: Headlines - Top Stories of the Week 09-10-22
00:20:12

A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.


Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up.


“Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including:

  • Ethereum Merge Imminent
  • 3 Executives Said to Be Leaving BlockFi
  • FTX Ventures to Take 30% Stake in SkyBridge Capital


Links to the headlines:  

The Final Countdown to the Ethereum Merge Has Officially Begun

3 Senior Executives Jump From Crypto Lender BlockFi: Sources

Crypto Investor FTX Ventures to Take 30% Stake in SkyBridge Capital

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Sep 11, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Crypto Isn’t a Protest Tool; It’s a Survival Tool
00:17:40

A look at the role of stablecoins and other cryptos in high-inflation countries like Argentina.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

For this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads and reacts to Leah Callon-Butler’s “Why Crypto Isn’t a Tool for Protest in Argentina.” 

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Nexo is a security-first platform where you can buy, exchange and borrow against your crypto. The company ensures the safety of your funds by employing five key fundamentals including real-time auditing and recently increased $775 million insurance on custodial assets. Learn more at nexo.io.

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Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance and market intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.

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I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code BREAKDOWN20 for 20% off the General Pass. Learn more and register at coindesk.com/ideas.

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “Razor Red” by Sam Barsh and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Ricardo Ceppi/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.



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Sep 11, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Gensler’s Latest Take on Crypto and Securities Rules
00:17:30

A new speech lays out some similar themes. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW digs in on the latest speech from SEC Chairman Gary Gensler. It appears reasonable, but does the crypto industry believe him? 

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Nexo is a security-first platform where you can buy, exchange and borrow against your crypto. The company ensures the safety of your funds by employing five key fundamentals including real-time auditing and recently increased $775 million insurance on custodial assets. Learn more at nexo.io.

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Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance and market intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.

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I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code BREAKDOWN20 for 20% off the General Pass. Learn more and register at coindesk.com/ideas.

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Sep 10, 2022
THE HASH: Bitcoin Soars Above $21K as Investors Await US CPI Report; FTX Ventures to Take 30% Stake in SkyBridge Capital
00:25:36

The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts discuss today's top stories, including bitcoin's (BTC) biggest single-day gain in two months, and FTX Ventures' investment in Anthony Scaramucci's SkyBridge Capital.


See also

Crypto Investor FTX Ventures to Take 30% Stake in SkyBridge Capital

Bitcoin Jumps Most in 6 Months as Hopes for 2023 Rate Cut Persist

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Sep 09, 2022
BREAKDOWN: So, Is the White House Banning Bitcoin Mining, or Promoting It to Help Climate Change?
00:18:18

Crypto sees a wide array of reactions to a new report on mining. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

On today’s episode, NLW examines the new report from the White House about crypto mining and its impact on climate change. He argues that the report is effectively a Rorschach test for people’s prior beliefs about what they expect or want the White House to say about crypto mining. 

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Nexo is a security-first platform where you can buy, exchange and borrow against your crypto. The company ensures the safety of your funds by employing five key fundamentals including real-time auditing and recently increased $775 million insurance on custodial assets. Learn more at nexo.io.

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Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance and market intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.

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FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.

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I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter’s mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code BREAKDOWN20 for 20% off the General Pass. Learn more and register at coindesk.com/ideas.

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Sep 09, 2022
MONEY REIMAGINED: Think Tanks; the First Call for Policy Teams Looking for Crypto Data
00:33:50

This episode is sponsored by Circle and NEAR.

Think tanks are research institutions with an evidence-based approach. They have recently been called upon to provide data points for crypto to support informed policy decision-making.

On this episode of “Money Reimagined,” hosts Michael Casey and Sheila Warren  speak with 

Josh Lipsky,  the senior director of the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center, where he manages the Atlantic Council's CBDC's tracker project, and John Soroushian the senior associate director for technology at the Bipartisan Policy Center, to discuss the big focus areas for crypto research agendas over the next year and predictions for the upcoming congressional session.

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NEAR is a simple, revolutionary Web3 platform for decentralized apps, created by developers for developers. More than 700 projects are now building on NEAR’s fast, secure and infinitely scalable protocol, from DeFi apps to play-and-earn games, NFT marketplaces and more. Start your developer journey now by visiting NEAR at near.org

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This episode was produced and edited by Michele Musso  with announcements by Adam B. Levine and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Shepard.”

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Sep 09, 2022
THE HASH: US Government Recovers $30M From Crypto Game Axie Infinity Hack; 3 Executives Said to Be Leaving BlockFi
00:22:01

The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts discuss today's top stories, including how the crypto analytics firm Chainalysis helped the U.S. government recover $30 million stolen from Axie Infinity earlier this year, and the personnel shakeup at embattled crypto lender BlockFi before it is bought by FTX.


See also

3 Senior Executives Jump From Crypto Lender BlockFi: Sources

US Government Recovers $30M From Crypto Game Axie Infinity Hack


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Sep 08, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Rise of CBDC Skepticism Among US Officials
00:17:55

The Federal Reserve is taking cues from Congress, and Congress is not convinced.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

The discussion around a United States-issued central bank digital currency is heating up, but not in the way one might expect. Increasingly, U.S. regulators and elected officials are showing signs of skepticism about a CBDC, particularly a retail CBDC. 

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Sep 08, 2022
THE HASH: Digital Euro to Focus on Personal Use, How USDC Could Benefit From Getting Booted From Binance
00:23:37

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts discuss today's top stories, including European Union regulators' stance on the usage of a central bank digital currency and Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire explaining how USDC could benefit from leaving Binance as the crypto exchange ended its support of a slew of stablecoins.

See also

Digital Euro to Focus on Personal Use, Not Web3, EU Officials Say 

Binance Ditched a Bunch of Stablecoins. Even a Newly Banished Issuer Was OK With It 

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Sep 07, 2022
BREAKDOWN: 38 Things We Learned About Crypto and the Economy in the Last Year
00:26:37

For one, inflation isn’t transitory.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

On today’s episode, NLW celebrates his 38th birthday with 38 lessons we’ve learned in the last year, from inflation to macro to geopolitics to crypto. 

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Sep 07, 2022
THE HASH: Ethereum Merge Imminent, Nigeria Plans to Partner With Binance to Create a Virtual Free Zone
00:27:32

The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts discuss today's top stories, including Ethereum's final countdown to the Merge, which will likely be completed some time around Sept. 13-16; and Nigeria doubling down on blockchain and digital economy with a plan to launch a virtual free zone.

See also

The Final Countdown to the Ethereum Merge Has Officially Begun

Nigeria Plans to Create a Virtual Free Zone With Binance Crypto Exchange

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Sep 06, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Could the European Energy Crisis Become a Debt Crisis?
00:18:05

A discussion as Russia keeps the Nord Stream pipeline closed after planned maintenance. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

On today’s episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at the latest in the European energy crisis, including:

  • Gazprom keeping the Nord Stream pipeline closed
  • Russian officials saying the reason for the closure is sanctions
  • Energy bailout plans crystalizing in Germany and the U.K. 

 

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Sep 06, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Does AML Even Work?
00:17:48

The crime-fighting regime demands much, but does it deliver? 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

Today on “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads and discusses David Z. Morris’ “The Perverse Impacts of the Anti-Money-Laundering System.”

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Sep 04, 2022
THE HASH: Headlines - Top Stories of the Week 09-03-22
00:21:11

A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up.

“Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including:

  • Metaverse Takes Center Stage at MTV VMAs
  • Elon Musk Sends Second Letter Terminating Twitter Deal
  • FTX CEO Speaks Out About Crypto Market Turbulence
  • Crypto.com Reportedly Backs Out of $495M Sponsorship Deal


Links to the headlines:  

Elon Musk Sends Second Letter Terminating Twitter Acquisition

FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried Denies Crypto Exchange Is Planning to Acquire Huobi

Crypto.com Pulls Plug on $495M Champions League Sponsorship Deal: Report

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Sep 03, 2022
BREAKDOWN: ‘Piles of Risk’: An Outlook for Autumn
00:17:26

A review of the key events in crypto last month. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

NLW reviews the key events from August with an eye to how they will shape September and the fall, including:

  • Sanctions
  • The Merge
  • Institutionalization
  • Fundraising 
  • Regulation, legislation and enforcement 

 

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Sep 03, 2022
THE HASH: Crypto Developer Brothers Leave VC Firm After CoinDesk Exposé; Coinbase Price Bug Exploit
00:21:54

The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, Sept. 2, 2022.

"The Hash" team discusses today's top stories including the fate of two crypto developer brothers who boosted their once-mighty stablecoin exchange Saber using a web of secret identities. Plus, Coinbase users in the Eastern European country of Georgia were able to exploit a price bug that allowed them to cash out their holdings for 100 times the exchange rate.

See also:Crypto Developer Brothers Leave VC Firm After CoinDesk Exposé

Coinbase Mispricing Allows Users in Georgia to Cash Out for 100 Times Rate

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Sep 03, 2022
BREAKDOWN: ‘Soft Landing’ Is Out. ‘Growth Recession’ Is In.
00:16:41

A macro recap following Friday’s jobs report.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

Today NLW looks at the shifting Fed narrative. We’ve moved from “soft landing” to “softish landing” to “growth recession” as the goal for monetary policy. With the jobs report coming in slightly stronger than expected, what does it suggest for the September Fed meeting? 

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Sep 02, 2022
MONEY REIMAGINED: How Should a Blockchain Project Build in the Midst of this Crypto Winter?
00:36:11

This episode is sponsored by Circle and NEAR.

In the attempt to contain the inflationary outbreak in the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve’s monetary tightening by hiking interest rates will continue for some time. Recently, the U.S. central bank’s chair, Jerome Powell, made it clear that our present crypto winter was here to stay. 

However, this is a good time for development in the crypto space. 

On this episode of “Money Reimagined,” hosts Michael Casey and Sheila Warren  speak with Near Foundation’s CEO, Marieke Flament.

The Near Foundation is committed to expanding its ecosystem of developers and project leads working on top of the Near blockchain. Its proof-of-stake blockchain has introduced a number of the scaling solutions that Ethereum developers have been working on for years. And there is great encouragement around decentralized finance (DeFi) development. 

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Sep 02, 2022
BREAKDOWN: DC vs. Saylor
00:17:31

Washington, D.C., is very publicly going after MicroStrategy founder Michael Saylor for tax fraud.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

On today’s episode, we look at the District of Columbia’s new lawsuit against Michael Saylor claiming that he has lived in D.C. for more than the requisite 183 days a year that would require him to pay taxes. NLW explores the reactions to the news, as well as previewing what he predicts will be an action-packed autumn when it comes to regulatory engagement. 

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Sep 01, 2022
THE HASH: Crypto.com Reportedly Backs Out of $495M Sponsorship Deal; NFT Marketplace Royalty Payments Shake-up
00:14:47

The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022.

Crypto.com is backing out of a five-year sponsorship deal worth $495 million with the UEFA Champions League, Europe’s elite soccer league, according to a report in SportBusiness. "The Hash" team discusses that, plus the popular NFT marketplace X2Y2 announced it will no longer make buyers pay royalties on certain NFT purchases, sparking debate on the importance of such payments to the industry.


See also: Crypto.com Pulls Plug on $495M Champions League Sponsorship Deal: Report

An NFT Marketplace Is Letting Buyers Avoid Royalty Payments. Creators Aren’t Pleased

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Sep 01, 2022
THE HASH: FTX CEO Speaks Out About Crypto Market Turbulence; Binance Froze Russian Gun Maker's Crypto Assets
00:21:06

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.

In an interview with Bloomberg, FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried discusses his efforts to bail out companies during the recent market turbulence. "The Hash" team discusses that plus the news that crypto exchange Binance froze a wallet related to a Russian gun manufacturer that raised funds for the country's troops in Ukraine, according to a Lobaev representative and blockchain data analysis.


See also: Binance Froze Russian Gun Maker's Crypto Assets, Likely at Ukraine’s Request

FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried Denies Crypto Exchange Is Planning to Acquire Huobi

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Aug 31, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Paraguay President Vetoes Crypto Bill
00:18:04

Plus another Bitcoin Bond delay in El Salvador. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

On today’s episode, NLW does a global regulatory check-in, focused on:

  • A veto for crypto mining regulation in Paraguay
  • Brazil’s biggest bank exploring decentralized finance with the central bank
  • El Salvador sees more Bitcoin Bond delays 
  • South Korea suggests initial coin offering ban has been a failure 

 

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Aug 31, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Europe’s Energy Crisis
00:17:23

Goldman Sachs is predicting U.K. inflation could hit 22% if natural gas prices remain elevated.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

European energy markets have been roiled as the price of energy futures rockets to up to 30 times the five-year average. In the U.K., restrictions on the cost of energy have been lifted, increasing prices by two to five times overnight. Across Europe, governments are considering radical interventions. NLW breaks down what’s going on with the European energy crisis. 

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Aug 30, 2022
THE HASH: Elon Musk Sends Second Letter Terminating Twitter Deal; Crypto.com Reportedly Suing User After Mistakenly Sending $10M Refund
00:22:03

The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022.

"The Hash" team discusses Tesla CEO Elon Musk sending a second letter calling off his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Plus, a closer look at Crypto.com's reported lawsuit against a user after it mistakenly sent a refund of $10 million instead of $100.

See also: Elon Musk Sends Second Letter Terminating Twitter Acquisition

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Aug 30, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The ‘Higher-for-Longer’ Fed Reality Hits Markets
00:16:02

Stocks had a more than 3% decline for the seventh time this year on Friday.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

The week ended badly. Equities were down big and over the weekend crypto followed, with bitcoin (BTC) dipping under $20,000 and ether (ETH) losing 14% following Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s speech Friday at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. On today’s episode NLW explores how the markets are internalizing the reality of a “higher-for-longer” Fed. 

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Aug 29, 2022
THE HASH: Responses to Biden's Crypto Executive Order Due Soon; and Metaverse Takes Center Stage at MTV VMAs
00:24:10

The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, Aug. 29, 2022.

"The Hash" team takes a look at the U.S. crypto regulatory landscape as most of the responses to President Biden's executive order on cryptocurrency are due after Labor Day. Plus, Snoop Dogg and Eminem reunite on stage for a metaverse performance.

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Aug 29, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Ethereum’s Censorship Trial by Fire
00:17:38

Will the U.S. government ask stakers to censor transactions?

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

On this edition of “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads Nic Carter’s “If Ethereum Starts Slashing, It Burns.”

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Aug 28, 2022
THE HASH: Headlines - Top Stories of the Week 08-27-22
00:24:59

A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022.

Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up.

“Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including:

  • Popular Uniswap Frontend Blocks 253 Crypto Addresses Related to DeFi Crimes
  • SEC's Gensler Says 'No Reason' to Treat Crypto Differently From Rest of Capital Markets
  • YouTuber BitBoy Crypto Sues Atozy for Defamation
  • NFTs Are Coming to the Candy Aisle


Links to the headlines: 

 Popular Uniswap Frontend Blocks Over 250 Crypto Addresses Related to DeFi Crimes

 Former CFTC Chair: Here's How SEC and CFTC Can Work Together to Regulate Crypto

 YouTuber vs. YouTuber: BitBoy Crypto Sues Atozy for Defamation

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Aug 27, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Corporate Profits the Most Elevated Since 1950
00:16:30

Plus, the DTCC starts settling stock trades via blockchain.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at:

  • A new stock settlement system
  • The latest on the arrested Tornado Cash developer 
  • The passing of hedge fund legend Julian Robertson 

 

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Aug 27, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Jackson Hole Closes the Door on the Fed’s Dovish Pivot
00:15:30

According to Chair Jerome Powell, the fight against inflation isn’t anywhere near done. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

Each year, U.S. central bankers gather in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to discuss big-picture changes in medium- and long-term monetary policy and the economy. This year, the markets have been watching extra closely for signals about whether the Federal Reserve would be taking a turn to the dovish. 

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Aug 26, 2022
THE HASH: Fed Chair Powell Says Inflation Battle Not Over Just Yet
00:17:46

The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, Aug. 26, 2022.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is doubling down on his intent to aggressively hike interest rates in a bid to bring inflation down. Plus, a closer look at the three-day metaverse conference underway in China.

See also: Federal Reserve’s Powell: Inflation Battle Not Yet Close to Finished

Bitcoin Tumbles Below $21K After Powell’s Hawkish Remarks


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Aug 26, 2022
MONEY REIMAGINED: The Regulatory Web of Crypto
00:44:24

This episode is sponsored by Circle and NEAR.

The massive web of regulations that entangle the legacy financial sector have been, in the recent past, a guidepost for governors to apply to the crypto industry. But the argument for many in the crypto community is that those same rules aren’t really applicable to crypto and decentralized finance (DeFi), especially without considerable changes. 

As the industry matures and seeks more clarity concerning governance and regulation, larger questions arise for the future of crypto commerce. How do we appropriately assess risk in new systems? Should regulators impose stricter constraints on crypto’s centralized finance sector?

Who has regulatory authority over which assets and why?

Today on “Money Reimagined,” host Sheila Warren  examines alternative frameworks for regulation and world banking with Jai Massari, co-founder and chief legal officer of Lightspark; and Alexandra Barrage, partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, who also previously worked at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. 

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Aug 26, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Tether Chooses to ‘OFAC Around and Find Out’
00:19:07

The stablecoin issuer says it won’t blacklist addresses unless law enforcement specifically asks it to do so.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

On today’s episode, NLW looks at the latest news on Tornado Cash sanctions. Specifically, he looks at Tether’s announcement this week that the stablecoin issuer would not blacklist addresses from Tornado Cash unless U.S. law enforcement specifically asked it to do so. 

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Aug 25, 2022
THE HASH: Crypto ATM Operator Bitcoin Depot to List on Nasdaq; NFTs Are Coming to the Candy Aisle
00:15:16

The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022.

According to a statement shared with CoinDesk, Bitcoin Depot, the world's largest operator of crypto ATMs, plans to go public via a SPAC merger valued at an estimated $885 million. Plus, "The Hash" team reacts to Bored Ape non-fungible token (NFT) images being printed on M&M candies in a limited-edition release.

See also:  Crypto ATM Operator Bitcoin Depot to List on Nasdaq in $885M SPAC Deal

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Aug 25, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Student Debt Relief Shows Why All Politics Is Now an Inflation Debate
00:20:16

As President Joe Biden prepares to approve student debt relief, 59% of Americans are worried doing so will increase inflation.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

According to reports, U.S. President Joe Biden is about to finally take action on student debt relief, wiping away $10,000 in federal debt for those making less than $125,000 a year (or $250,000 as a married couple). While the debate started on the campaign trail in 2020 as one of economic fairness and justice, today it is almost entirely about the potential impacts on inflation.

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Aug 24, 2022
THE HASH: YouTuber BitBoy Crypto Sues Atozy for Defamation; Ex-SEC Chair Clayton Reportedly Joins Crypto VC
00:23:42

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022.

"The Hash" team talks about a defamation lawsuit filed against YouTuber "Atozy” by fellow  YouTuber Ben Armstrong, whose videos are produced under the moniker "BitBoy Crypto," 

Plus, Bloomberg reports former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton is joining Electric Capital as an advisor.

See also:  YouTuber vs. YouTuber: BitBoy Crypto Sues Atozy for Defamation

BitBoy Lost His Lawsuit the Instant He Filed It

Ex-SEC Chair Jay Clayton Joins Crypto Investor Electric Capital as Adviser: Report

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Aug 24, 2022
THE HASH: SEC's Gensler Says 'No Reason' to Treat Crypto Differently From Rest of Capital Markets; Tom Brady's New NFT Drop
00:23:59

The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022.

"The Hash" team discusses a recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler. Plus, Tom Brady's Autograph.io is launching a new interactive experience for fans.

See also: Former CFTC Chair: Here's How SEC and CFTC Can Work Together to Regulate Crypto

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Aug 23, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Are Gary Gensler's Crypto Battles Crossing Into Mainstream Politics?
00:17:45

A new op-ed in the Wall Street Journal extends the SEC head’s argument that crypto is just like any other type of financial asset.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW explores Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler’s latest op-ed on crypto regulation, in the Wall Street Journal. NLW also explores whether conservative accusations of overreach are moving a crypto industry battle into the political mainstream. 

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Aug 23, 2022
THE HASH: Popular Uniswap Frontend Blocks 253 Crypto Addresses Related to DeFi Crimes
00:24:17

The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, Aug. 22, 2022.

 "The Hash" team discusses the GitHub data report, by Yearn Finance developer “banteg,” that the decentralized exchange (DEX) Uniswap has blocked 253 crypto addresses that were apparently linked to the sanctioned privacy tool Tornado Cash or possible to stolen funds. Also the team takes a closer look at the protest against a Tornado Cash developer's arrest in the Netherlands. 

See also: Popular Uniswap Frontend Blocks Over 250 Crypto Addresses Related to DeFi Crimes

Tornado Cash Developer's Arrest in the Netherlands Draws Community Protest

#FreeAlexPertsev: Protests Planned for Amsterdam Following Tornado Cash Developer’s Arrest

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Aug 22, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The US Appears in No Rush on CBDCs
00:20:01

Might the U.S. consider embracing private stablecoins instead of a FedCoin?

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

On today’s episode, NLW looks at the state of the U.S. discussion about a central bank digital currency. Based on statements from the Federal Reserve, members of Congress and others, does it look like the U.S. is headed towards a CBDC? In fact, NLW argues, it seems like there is a strong lack of urgency about a U.S. digital dollar. 

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Aug 22, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Are Crypto Safe Harbors an Idea Whose Time Has Come?
00:17:40

There are multiple proposals for giving young tokens more legal protection.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.ioChainalysis and FTX US.

On this edition of “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads:


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Aug 21, 2022
THE HASH: Headlines - Top Stories of the Week 08-20-22
00:21:21

A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022.


Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up.

“Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including:

  • Galaxy Digital Abandons $1.2B Plan to Acquire BitGo
  • Bitgo to Sue Galaxy Digital 
  • DCG Company Genesis Cuts 20% of Staff Amid Crypto Winter
  • Coinbase Could Shut Down ETH Staking Under Regulatory Pressure


Links to the headlines: 

Galaxy Digital Abandons $1.2B Plan to Acquire Crypto Custody Firm BitGo

Crypto Custody Firm BitGo to Sue Galaxy Digital for Abandoning $1.2B Merger Agreement

Crypto Broker Genesis Cutting 20% of Workforce as CEO Michael Moro Exits

Coinbase CEO Suggests Exchange Won't Censor Transactions on PoS Ethereum


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Aug 20, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Welcome to the ‘We Just Don’t Know’ Economy
00:16:31

Up? Down? Sideways? All of the above? A look at a confusing economic landscape. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at why markets went down on high European inflation data, and why market signals in general are pointing in multiple directions at once. 

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Aug 20, 2022
THE HASH: Bitcoin Tumbles Below $22K; and Crypto Lender Hodlnaut Faces Singapore Police ‘Actions’
00:26:26

The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, Aug. 19, 2022.


 "The Hash" team discusses that bitcoin (BTC), the biggest cryptocurrency by market cap, is falling to its lowest price since July 27. Plus, Singaporean crypto lender Hodlnaut discloses massive layoffs and pending “police proceedings” in a Friday blog post.

See also:

First Mover Asia: Bitcoin and Ether Fall; Angry That Hodlnaut Has Frozen Your Funds? Too Bad, It’s in the Terms and Conditions

Market Wrap: Bitcoin's Price Retraces Again, Breaks Below Trendline

Crypto Lender Hodlnaut Faces Singapore Police ‘Actions’ and Job Cuts

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Aug 19, 2022
BREAKDOWN: A Food Crisis on the Horizon?
00:18:17

Fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is just one of the factors pointing in the direction of greater food insecurity. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at something that could cause a new set of “big picture power shifts” – a growing global food crisis. He explores a set of causal factors including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, inflation and environmental policies that are combining to form a perfect storm. 

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Aug 19, 2022
MONEY REIMAGINED: Punk 6529 Shares Life in Pseudonymity
00:40:06

This episode is sponsored by Circle and NEAR.

For many in the crypto community the practice of pseudonymity for security and privacy is common and has purpose in working toward self-sovereignty. But is there a downside of pseudonymity? In our society especially, we are all too often familiar and perhaps too comfortable with sharing our identity or at least some form of it with others and sometimes the world.  Does that make it hard for us to interact with those around us who choose to remain anonymous or create an identity that allows them to be protected… to be pseudonymous? 

For an interesting analysis of how pseudonymity affects how we interact with people, “Money Reimagined,” hosts Michael Casey and Sheila Warren  speak with guest Punk 6529. The identity and voice of the person behind this pseudonym will not be disclosed, and therefore, both the video and audio have been modulated.

See also: Who You Really Are: A Conversation About Pseudonymity With Default Friend at Consensus

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Aug 19, 2022
THE HASH: Coinbase Could Shut Down ETH Staking Under Regulatory Pressure, and Dapper Labs Reveals NFT Platform for NFL
00:20:26

The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.

"The Hash" team discusses Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong addressing a hypothetical scenario on Twitter about the future of crypto regulation. Plus, a closer look at Dapper Labs launching its new NFT platform featuring special highlights from the NFL.


See also: Coinbase CEO Suggests Exchange Won't Censor Transactions on PoS Ethereum


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Aug 18, 2022
BREAKDOWN: After Fed Meeting Minutes, Is the ‘Peak Hawkishness’ Narrative Still On?
00:19:03

Markets are fairly evenly split on whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by 50 basis points or 75bps in September.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

On today’s grab bag episode, NLW looks at:

  • Last month’s Fed meeting minutes
  • Professional musical chairs in crypto 
  • A new proposed SEC/CFTC disclosure that some think shows mission creep
  • Two new nine-figure crypto venture funds 

 

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Aug 18, 2022
THE HASH: DCG Company Genesis Cuts 20% of Staff Amid Crypto Winter, and Colombia Explores CBDC to Combat Tax Evasion
00:25:49

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022.

"The Hash" team takes a closer look at the layoffs happening at crypto broker Genesis Global Trading owned by Digital Currency Group, which is also Coindesks’ parent company, amid the market downturn. Plus, Columbia's potential central bank digital currency (CBDC) strategy in an attempt to fight tax evasion. 


See also: Crypto Broker Genesis Cutting 20% of Workforce as CEO Michael Moro Exits

Colombia Explores Creating a CBDC to Combat Tax Evasion

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Aug 17, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The Macroeconomic Signals Have Rarely Been This Confusing
00:17:04

Homebuilder sentiment is down for an eighth straight month.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

Homebuilder sentiment is going through its worst stretch since the 2007-2008 housing and financial crisis. New York manufacturing data also surprised with some of the weakest numbers in a decade. On the other hand, U.S. industrial production rose to a new all-time high. So are we headed for a recession or not? NLW explores. 

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Aug 17, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The Bear Market Evolution of Crypto Institutions
00:17:59

Crypto can now access Federal Reserve master accounts.  

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

Despite the bear market, both crypto-native and TradFi institutions in the crypto sector continue to plug along. In today’s episode, NLW looks at an update to how crypto banks can get direct access to the Federal Reserve via master accounts and how venture funds are evolving to meet a new type of financial technology era and the latest from Celsius Network. 

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Aug 16, 2022
THE HASH: Tornado Cash Sanctions Are Spiraling Into Compliance Nightmares, and Yuga Labs Releases IP Rights for CryptoPunks
00:17:31

The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022.

"The Hash" team discusses the dilemma DeFi founders face amid compliance pressure after the Tornado Cash U.S. sanction. Plus, a closer look at the potential use case of CryptoPunk and MeetBits NFTs as Yuga Labs releases the intellectual property rights for those collections.


See also: Stop Attacking DeFi Founders for Complying With the Tornado Cash Sanction

CryptoPunks TV Show? Meebits Food Truck? Both Now Possible as IP Rights Get Released

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Aug 16, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The Arrest Heard Round the World
00:17:56

On Friday, Dutch authorities arrested a 29-year-old Tornado Cash developer. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

On today’s episode, NLW looks at the crypto industry’s response to news that 29-year-old Alexey Pertsev was arrested for his work on Tornado Cash. He also looks at Coin Center’s new potential court challenge to the Office of Foreign Asset Controls sanctions, which argues that the agency doesn’t have the authority to sanction a smart contract in the first place. 

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Aug 15, 2022
THE HASH: Galaxy Digital Abandons $1.2B Plan to Acquire BitGo; and Another Stablecoin Tumbles After Hackers Exploit Bug
00:17:10

The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, Aug. 15, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts discuss Galaxy Digital walking away from its plan to buy crypto custody firm BitGo.  Also, an update on the depegging that happened on Sunday of Acala’s native stablecoin, aUSD, tumbled after hackers exploited a bug. In a final topic Terraform founder Do Kwon speaks out on his first interview since the $45 billion collapse of Terra.


See also: DeFi Platform Acala’s Stablecoin Falls 99% After Hackers Issue 1.3B Tokens

Galaxy Digital Abandons $1.2B Plan to Acquire Crypto Custody Firm BitGo

Crypto Custody Firm BitGo to Sue Galaxy Digital for Abandoning $1.2B Merger Agreement

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Aug 15, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Why Economic Wars Are Inflationary
00:15:22

Why our understanding of inflation might be fundamentally mistaken.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and NEAR. 

On this edition of “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW excerpts Credit Suisse analyst Zoltan Pozsar’s “War and Interest Rates.”

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Aug 14, 2022
THE HASH: Headlines – Top Stories of the Week 08-13-22
00:29:25

A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022.

Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up.

“Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including:

  • Crypto Mixing Service Tornado Cash Blacklisted
  • Reddit Teams Up With FTX Pay
  • Bitcoin Pops as US Inflation Slows Down 
  • The Ethereum Network Successfully Runs Final Test of Upgrade; ETH Rises to Two-Month High, Outperforming Bitcoin


See also:  Crypto-Mixing Service Tornado Cash Blacklisted by US Treasury

Reddit Expands Community Points Offering With FTX Pay Integration

US Inflation Slowed to 8.5% in July, CPI Report Shows; Bitcoin Jumps

Ether Tops $1.9K as Ethereum Runs Final 'Merge' Rehearsal

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Aug 13, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Tornado Cash Sanctions – The Most Significant Crypto Overreach by the US Government Yet?
00:16:08

Some argue the sanctions threaten the very idea that code is speech.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and NEAR.

On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW reflects on the July inflation data as well as the U.S. Treasury Department’s sanctions on Tornado Cash. 

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Aug 13, 2022
THE HASH: Suspected Tornado Cash Developer Under Arrest Is Reportedly Identified
00:24:24

The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.

"The Hash" team discusses the latest developments. According to The Block, the developer who was arrested in Amsterdam and is suspected of being involved in the sanctioned Tornado Cash protocol is Alexey Pertsev. Plus, sales of Pudgy Penguin non-fungible tokens (NFT) heat up after the project announced it would be licensing select NFTs to be made into physical toy collectibles. 

See also: 

Netherlands Arrests Suspected Tornado Cash Developer

Pudgy Penguins NFT Prices Surge After Creator Unveils IRL Toys

Tornado Cash's Discord Appears to go Dark

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Aug 12, 2022
BREAKDOWN: A Primer on How Oil Has Reflected Macro and Geopolitics
00:17:13

From negative prices in 2020 to a major driver of inflation of 2022, oil is a key geopolitical and economic player.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and NEAR. 

On today’s episode, NLW provides a primer on the recent history of oil markets. He looks at how oil went from trading in negative territory in April 2020 to being a massive contributor to 2022’s inflation. Finally, he explores how oil reflects political realignments that will shape the world in the years to come. 

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Aug 12, 2022
MONEY REIMAGINED: Regulation in the Wake of the Crypto Winter. Will It Go Too Far?
00:33:47

This episode is sponsored by Circle and NEAR.

Until this year’s massive correction in token prices with the related collapse of Terra, Celsius Network and other once-big players, industry leaders could argue that a lightweight touch to regulation would allow innovation in this booming sector to flourish, however the extent of the losses has swung the balance in favor of regulators.

Recently, concerns have been raised with Tornado Cash, a decentralized software that mixes ether (ETH) payments to hide users’ tracks. The usage of this Ethereum-based smart contract has been banned for all US citizens and companies since it was added to the U.S. OFAC SDN list due to North Korean hackers using the program. 

On today’s episode of “Money Reimagined,” discussing crypto regulation with host  Michael Casey, is Tonya Evans, professor at Penn State Dickinson Law, a published author and influential crypto adviser with expertise in blockchain and crypto asset law, information privacy, administrative law and social justice.

Overcompensation happens in finance and there’s a good chance it will happen with crypto. 


See also: Time for Crypto to Make Nice With Regulators

Crypto-Mixing Service Tornado Cash Blacklisted by US Treasury

 What Happens When You Try to Sanction a Protocol Like Tornado Cash

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Aug 12, 2022
THE HASH: The Ethereum Network Successfully Runs Final Test of Upgrade Causing ETH to Rise Two-Month High, Outperforming Bitcoin
00:27:41

The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022.

"The Hash" team discusses its excitement about the Ethereum networks’ final test of its upcoming upgrade. Mailchimp apparently “de-platformed” the accounts of several crypto-related firms, according to the affected outlets. And another story, the team breaks down further is one week after announcing a partnership with Coinbase, BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is releasing a spot bitcoin (BTC) private trust for U.S. clients. 

See also: Ether Tops $1.9K as Ethereum Runs Final 'Merge' Rehearsal

Email Marketing Firm Mailchimp Suspends Several Crypto-Related Accounts

BlackRock, Fresh Off Coinbase Tie-Up, Offers Direct Bitcoin Exposure

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Aug 11, 2022
BREAKDOWN: How Much Privacy and Decentralization Really Matter, Feat. Jill Gunter
00:48:29

The investor and crypto privacy entrepreneur reflects on the Tornado Cash sanctions.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and NEAR.

NLW is joined today by Jill Gunter, the chief strategy officer at Espresso Systems. In this conversation, they discuss why the U.S. Treasury Department might have chosen an action that seemingly leaves them open to much legal recourse, and why part of the answer might be technological not political. 

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Aug 11, 2022
THE HASH: Bitcoin Pops as US Inflation Slows Down and Celebs Are Trolled by Anonymous Crypto User
00:24:31

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022.

"The Hash" team discusses the crypto market’s positive response after the slower-than-expected inflation reading. Plus, an anonymous crypto user transferred small amounts of ether (ETH) from a sanctioned address to celebrities and prominent crypto figures. 

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Aug 10, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Have We Passed Peak Inflation?
00:16:33

Today’s CPI numbers came in at a better-than-expected 8.5% annual inflation and 0% monthly. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and NEAR.

The biggest driver of the macroeconomic backdrop is inflation. At the last FOMC meeting, the Federal Reserve made it clear that its fall decisions about interest-rate increases would be driven by data – most notably inflation data. On today’s show, NLW looks at the just-released July inflation stats and why they’re the first positive inflation surprise we’ve had in more than a year. 

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Aug 10, 2022
The Hash: Vitalik Buterin Tweets About Tornado Cash, and Reddit Teams Up with FTX Pay
00:21:42

The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.

"The Hash" panel discusses Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin’s post on Twitter about using Tornado Cash to make a donation to support Ukraine. Plus, social media giant Reddit has formed a partnership with FTX Pay to allow users to pay gas fees on transactions using community points. 

See also: Someone Is Trolling Celebs by Sending ETH From Tornado Cash

Reddit Expands Community Points Offering With FTX Pay Integration

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Aug 09, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Is the Jobs Report Hiding Economic Weakness?
00:16:52

An alternative take on the labor market following last week’s BLS jobs report. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and NEAR. 

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 528,000 U.S. jobs were added in July. This was nearly double economists’ estimates. The Biden administration used the report as evidence that there is no recession. On today’s episode, NLW digs into why that headline number may be as obfuscating as it is revealing. 

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Aug 09, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Are the US Sanctions on Tornado the Beginning of a War on Privacy?
00:19:26

The U.S. Treasury Department’s OFAC has added Tornado Cash and all associated addresses to the sanctions list. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and NEAR.

In breaking news, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced on Monday that it was adding Tornado Cash and associated addresses to its sanctions list. It is seemingly the first time that an entire technology protocol, rather than just an individual or group of individuals, has been added to the list. NLW explores the discussion in the crypto community as well as the legal and technological implications. 

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Aug 08, 2022
THE HASH: Crypto Mixing Service Tornado Cash Blacklisted; Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Reports Q2 Net Loss
00:25:43

The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, Aug. 8, 2022.

"The Hash" team discusses the U.S. Treasury Department  banning all Americans from using the decentralized crypto mixing service Tornado Cash. Plus, cryptocurrency-focused financial services firm Galaxy Digital (GLXY.TO) reports second-quarter earnings amid recent market turbulence. 


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Aug 08, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Complexity Theater – Why Luna Was the First Time DeFi Complexity Risk Was Transferred to Regular Investors
00:17:54

A reading of essays from Casa's Jameson Lopp and NLW.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

On this “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads:

What Is Crypto’s Downfall? Its Complexity – Jameson Lopp

Complexity Theater – NLW 

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Aug 07, 2022
THE HASH: Headlines of the Top Stories of the Week 08-06-22
00:31:03

A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up.

“Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including:

  • Tiffany Unveils $50K CryptoPunk Necklace
  • Nomad Bridge Exploit
  • Robinhood Cuts Workforce by Nearly a Quarter
  • Coinbase Shares Soar Amid BlackRock Partnership News
  • India Gov't Probing Crypto Exchange WazirX Over Alleged Money Laundering


See also:

Jewelry Brand Tiffany and Co. Unveils $50K CryptoPunk Necklaces

Crypto Bridge Nomad Drained of Nearly $200M in Exploit

Broker Robinhood Slashing Nearly One-Quarter of Workforce

BlackRock to Offer Crypto for Institutional Investors Through Coinbase Prime

Indian Government Raids Director of Binance-Owned Crypto Exchange WazirX, Freezes $8.14M


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Aug 06, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The UK Argues Crypto Is a New Type of Property
00:15:29

A new report from the U.K. Law Commission has large implications.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW homes in on an interesting report out of the U.K. that would define crypto as a fundamentally new type of property – something that some crypto lawyers have been arguing in the U.S. for some time. 

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Aug 06, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Crypto's No-Fun Hack Week
00:16:40

Exploits of Nomad and Slope Wallet led to millions of losses this week.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

One of the biggest challenges to the mainstreaming of crypto is the propensity for novel protocols to be exploited. This week, the Nomad bridge was drained of some $200 million while another vulnerability led to more than 10,000 wallets (largely but not exclusively holding Solana's SOL) being attacked. NLW looks at what happens and what the industry thinks the lessons are. 

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Aug 05, 2022
THE HASH: Meta's NFT Push, and India Gov't Probing Crypto Exchange WazirX Over Alleged Money Laundering
00:16:46

The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts unpack Meta’s NFT integration on Instagram platform now live across 100 countries, and Indian authorities freeze the assets of crypto-exchange WazirX.

See also: Meta Confirms NFT Rollout Across 100 Countries Amid Coinbase Integration

Indian Government Raids Director of Binance-Owned Crypto Exchange WazirX, Freezes $8.14M


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Aug 05, 2022
MONEY REIMAGINED: The Perfect Marriage of Sports and Crypto
00:36:05

This episode is sponsored by Circle and NEAR.

What is it with sports and crypto? Crypto does reward and incentivize actions that reinforce a sense of belonging to a community that sporting institutions, athletes and fans all know well. But with this crypto winter, will fans be left with something of lasting value that enhances their engagement with their favorite teams and athletes – or are they merely being exploited for money? 

On today’s episode of “Money Reimagined,” to dive deeper into this topic with hosts Michael Casey and Sheila Warren are CoinDesk contributing writer Jeff Wilser and Sean O’Brien, from BuyTheBroncos DAO, which was launched to set up a fund to acquire the storied Denver football team. 

See also:  

For the Fans: How DAOs Could Change Sports

How Is Being in Crypto Like Playing a Sport?

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Aug 05, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Crypto's Institutional Narrative – Less Dead Than It Seems?
00:18:16

BlackRock partners with Coinbase as Fairfax County pensions get into yield farming. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

One would be forgiven for thinking the crypto institutional narrative is dead. Tesla sold bitcoin. Cboe took a huge write-down on the exchange it bought last year. Even Cathie Wood and ARK sold $COIN!

But taking a deeper look, NLW argues that institutional adoption of bitcoin and crypto continues – just in quieter ways than in the past. He looks at news that BlackRock is partnering with Coinbase to offer crypto trading through its Aladdin platform and that Fairfax County Retirement Systems is expanding its crypto involvement to yield farming. 

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Aug 04, 2022
THE HASH: Coinbase Shares Soar Amid BlackRock Partnership News, and Robinhood CEO Shuts Down FTX Merger Chatter
00:25:10

The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.

"The Hash" team unpacks asset management giant BlackRock's (BLK) partnership with crypto exchange Coinbase (COIN) and the Robinhood (HOOD) CEO's response to FTX acquisition rumors.

See also: BlackRock to Offer Crypto for Institutional Investors Through Coinbase Prime

Robinhood CEO Shuts Down FTX M&A Chatter, Says He Has Money to Do His Own Deals

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Aug 04, 2022
BREAKDOWN: US Senators Say BTC and ETH Are Commodities
00:16:40

A new bipartisan bill would make the CFTC the primary regulator of crypto and crypto exchanges.

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Another day, another bipartisan crypto bill. On today’s episode, NLW covers the latest in a string of legislation that shows that Congress and the Senate are taking their role in determining how crypto is to be regulated seriously. He also covers the news that Michael Saylor is stepping down from the CEO role at MicroStrategy. 

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Aug 03, 2022
THE HASH: Facebook Bets Big on the Creator Economy While Robinhood Cuts Workforce by Nearly a Quarter
00:25:48

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts discuss a Wall Street Journal report saying that Facebook will bet big on the creator economy. Also, they dive into the Solana wallets hack and the staff layoff at broker Robinhood.

See also: Solana Wallets Targeted in Latest Multimillion-Dollar Hack

Broker Robinhood Slashing Nearly One-Quarter of Workforce

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Aug 03, 2022
BREAKDOWN: ‘Nancy Pelosi Is Going to Taiwan so She Can Buy the Dip She's About to Create’
00:19:03

A breakdown of the strategic rationale (or lack thereof) of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

After weeks of speculation, debate and increasingly bellicose rhetoric, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has decided to go to Taiwan. In today’s episode, NLW explains discussion around the strategy behind the decision, why the timing makes a harsh Chinese response more likely and how the markets are reacting. 

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Aug 02, 2022
THE HASH: NFT Platform Magic Eden Expands and Nomad Bridge Exploit
00:20:29

The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts discuss today's top stories, including Solana-based non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Magic Eden going multichain and the Nomad Bridge exploit that cost the platform nearly $200 million.

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Aug 02, 2022
THE HASH: Tiffany Unveils $50K CryptoPunk Necklace, and OneOf Adds American Express as New Backer
00:19:02

The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, August 1, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts discuss jewelry maker Tiffany &  Co. selling 250 customized, diamond-encrusted CryptoPunk pendant necklaces for 30 ETH a pop to holders of the NFT, and NFT platform OneOf's latest funding round led by the American Express.

See also: Jewelry Brand Tiffany and Co. Unveils $50K CryptoPunk Necklaces

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Aug 01, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Sucker’s Rally or the Worst Is Over?
00:18:17

NLW reviews what happened in TradFi and Crypto markets in July.

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In today’s episode, NLW looks at June and July as paired months that remade the market landscape. He looks at market data, key events in crypto and key events in macro to paint a picture of where things stand heading into August. The key question he explores is whether we’re in a “sucker’s rally” or the worst really is behind us. 

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Aug 01, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Crypto Credit Isn’t Dead
00:16:48

An argument that, despite the excesses of this cycle, crypto will continue to develop credit models.

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On this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads Nic Carter’s “The Credit Crunch Is Not the End of Crypto Lending.”

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Jul 31, 2022
THE HASH: HEADLINES - Top Stories of the Week
00:25:29

A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, July 30, 2022.

Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up.

“Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including:

  • The U.S. Federal Reserve raised rates another 75 basis points.
  •  A reported Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into crypto exchange Coinbase on suspicions that it allowed trading of unregistered securities.
  • Cathie Wood’s Ark Investment Management sold more than 1.4 million shares of Coinbase Global.
  • Facebook parent Meta Platforms lost $2.8 billion on its metaverse division in the second quarter.


See also:

Federal Reserve Hikes US Interest Rate by 0.75 Percentage Point

SEC Probing Coinbase for Allegedly Listing Securities: Report

Cathie Wood's Ark Invest Offloads Over 1.4M Coinbase Shares as COIN Price Falls

Facebook Parent Meta Loses $2.8B on Metaverse Division in Q2


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Jul 30, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Volatility Ahead?
00:18:04

An argument for why markets could be more rather than less volatile in the months to come.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at four reasons markets could see heightened volatility between now and November: 

  • Fund managers making YOLO bets to avoid redemptions
  • Inflation surprises shift the Fed back to hawkish
  • Regulatory and media surprises for crypto
  • Politics and geopolitics

 

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Jul 30, 2022
THE HASH: Babel Finance Reportedly Lost $280M Trading Customer Funds, and KuCoin to Offer NFT ETFs
00:26:38

The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, July 29, 2022.

"The Hash" group discuss a report that troubled crypto lender Babel Finance has lost $280 million in customer funds through proprietary trades, and crypto exchange KuCoin offering retail investors fractional ownership of top non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in the form of an exchange-traded fund (ETF).

See also:

Babel Finance Lost $280M Trading Customer Funds: Report

KuCoin Claims Bragging Rights as First Exchange to Offer NFT ETFs

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Jul 29, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The Recession Discussion Is Incredibly Dumb
00:19:30

With two quarters of negative GDP growth, are we in a recession or not? 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

“Recession” is the latest word to run afoul of our shifting definitions and political newspeak. This week, numbers from Q2 came out showing that the U.S. had seen a declining GDP for the second quarter in a row – a fairly standard definition of a recession. The political spin was immediate and tortured, but in today’s episode, NLW argues that the caring about the label itself may be the bigger problem. 

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Jul 29, 2022
MONEY REIMAGINED: Decentralizing Big Purpose Ideas - Drug Discovery and Health
00:29:52

This episode is sponsored by Circle.

Can decentralized organizations help lower the costs of medications and accelerate medical research?

On today’s episode of “Money Reimagined,” host Michael Casey  sits down with Genetic Networks Founder & Chairman Gennaro D'Urso to talk about his efforts to change the inefficiencies of Big Pharma by using a revolutionary DAO-like model to help fund drug discoveries and possibly cure future diseases. 

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Jul 29, 2022
THE HASH: Bitcoin Tops $23K Amid US Recession and Facebook Parent Meta Loses $2.8B on Metaverse Division in Q2
00:28:53

The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, July 28, 2022

Gross domestic product declined at an annualized pace of 0.9% in the second quarter, marking two consecutive quarters of economic contraction. "The Hash" team discusses what that means for the crypto market. Plus, a closer look at Meta Platform’s latest earnings results.

See also: 

Facebook Parent Meta Loses $2.8B on Metaverse Division in Q2

Bitcoin Market Awaits US GDP After Biggest Single-Day Gain in 6 Weeks

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Jul 28, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Why Markets Viewed the Fed's Latest 75 Basis Point Hike as 'Dovish'
00:19:21

Bitcoin is up more than 10% since the FOMC presser. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

Yesterday was “Fed Day” and the U.S. Federal Reserve announced its second 75 basis point interest rate hike in a row. Despite the fastest pace of monetary tightening in a generation, markets rallied after Chair Jerome Powell’s presser. On today’s episode, NLW explains why so many in the market interpreted the Fed’s Q&A as dovish, and what it means going forward. 

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Jul 28, 2022
BREAKDOWN: What's Behind Growing US-China Tensions?
00:20:11

A combination of domestic issues in China and geostrategic questions in the U.S. are making relations tense. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

U.S. President Joe Biden is slated to talk with Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week. In the background lurks growing tensions around House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s potential visit to Taiwan next month. On today’s episode, NLW looks at the big issues behind these headlines that are shaping both the U.S. and China’s response to growing tensions. 

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Jul 27, 2022
THE HASH: Ethereum’s Mainnet Shadow Fork 10 Goes Live, and Cathie Wood's Ark Invest Offloads 1.4M Coinbase Shares
00:18:40

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

"The Hash" team discusses Ethereum’s 10th shadow fork going into effect 26 hours earlier than expected and Cathie Wood’s Ark Investment Management selling more than 1.4 million shares of Coinbase Global on Tuesday.

See also:

Cathie Wood's Ark Invest Offloads Over 1.4M Coinbase Shares as COIN Price Falls

Ethereum’s Rollup Race: What is a ‘True’ zkEVM?

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Jul 27, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The State of Crypto in 3 Themes
00:18:15

NLW looks at the latest in crypto regulations, institutional involvement and building activity. 

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On today’s episode, NLW looks at a slate of news from the crypto industry, organized around three big-picture themes:

  • Regulatory – including the latest from the SEC, CFTC and Treasury Department 
  • Institutional involvement – including a Barclays investment in a crypto custodian 
  • Builder activity – including a new non-token Web3 project from Tether and Bitfinex 

 

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Jul 26, 2022
THE HASH: Coinbase Shares Fall Amid Reported SEC Probe, and Chipotle Pushes Into Crypto Space
00:21:16

The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts discuss a reported SEC investigation into crypto exchange Coinbase on suspicions that it allowed U.S. persons to trade unregistered securities.  And the latest interactive game that allows users to win up to $200,000 in crypto rewards is from Chipotle. 

See also: SEC Probing Coinbase for Allegedly Listing Securities: Report

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Jul 26, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The SEC’s Escalating Battle Against Crypto
00:19:31

An overview of the SEC’s insider-trading charges filed last week. 

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On today’s episode, NLW catches listeners up on the criminal charges filed against a former Coinbase employee and two of his associates last week around insider trading. The charges come from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and it is the SEC’s charges that have the biggest implications. Nine of the tokens traded are being labeled by the SEC as securities, but the token issuers are not being given a chance to defend themselves. In a wildly unusual breach of protocol, a commissioner from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission accused the SEC of “regulation by enforcement” in a public press release response. NLW breaks down the escalation on the part of the SEC. 

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Jul 25, 2022
THE HASH: Bitcoin Drops as Markets Await Another Fed Rate Hike, and a Twitter Data Breach
00:19:47

The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, July 25, 2022.

"The Hash" team dissects today's top stories. The Federal Reserve is expected to raise rates another 75 basis points, as tech giants Alphabet and Meta Platforms report their second-quarter earnings. A huge data breach at Twitter exposes contact details of 5.4 million accounts. Plus, can Aptos Labs bring the Diem blockchain back to life after announcing a $150 million funding round? 

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Jul 25, 2022
BREAKDOWN: How Bitcoin Can Support the Green Energy Transition
00:15:34

A new narrative for Bitcoin’s energy impact. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

On this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW looks at two discussions of the positive role Bitcoin can play in greening the grid. 

He reads:  “Need a Use Case for Decentralization? Start with Energy” - Michael Casey

Thread by Level39

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Jul 24, 2022
THE HASH: Hash Headlines – Top Stories of the Week
00:39:27

A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, July 23, 2022.

Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up.

“Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including:

  • Celsius Network outlining its next steps as the insolvent crypto lender's bankruptcy hearing starts.
  • Court documents indicate a connection between crypto trading firm TPS Capital and Three Arrows Capital.
  • The latest on inflation in the U.S.
  • The arrest of a former Coinbase product manager on charges of wire fraud and insider trading.
  • The founders of insolvent crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital have broken their silence in an interview with Bloomberg.


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Jul 23, 2022
BREAKDOWN: What Crypto Needs to Build Next, Feat. Qiao Wang
00:25:52

The Alliance DAO core contributor gives his bear market wish list. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

Qiao Wang is a creator of and core contributor to Alliance DAO, an accelerator for Web3 companies in decentralized finance (DeFi), infrastructure, distributed autonomous organizations (DAO), non-fungible tokens (NFT) and more. In this episode, he and NLW discuss the macro landscape, how this bear market is different and what he’d like to see entrepreneurs build during this quieter period. 

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Jul 23, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Jim Bianco on Inflation, Recession and the Need to Reimagine the Economy for a New Era
00:44:20

Bianco argues that we’re never going back to the pre-pandemic economy. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

On today’s episode, NLW is joined by Jim Bianco, the president of Bianco Research. In this wide-ranging discussion, they talk about the bind the Federal Reserve finds itself in, the stickiness of inflation, structural economic changes post-coronavirus, and why crypto matters even when prices go down. 

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Jul 22, 2022
THE HASH: Crypto Fund Three Arrows Capital Founders Break Their Silence and Lender Nexo Faces Declining Deposits
00:27:13

The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, July 22, 2022.

The founders of insolvent crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital have broken their silence in an interview with Bloomberg. "The Hash" team discusses the latest revelations as the duo denies claims they pulled money from the fund before its collapse. Plus, a closer look at crypto lender Nexo's attestations.

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Jul 22, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The Future of the Bitcoin Energy Debate, Feat. Troy Cross
00:52:02

Troy argues that Bitcoin can help usher in a more renewable energy mix.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

Today, the Bitcoin energy debate is all about how much energy bitcoin mining consumes, and what percentage of that comes from renewable sources. Today’s guest Troy Cross argues that in the future, Bitcoin will be seen as a technology that actually enables the overall economy to move to cleaner, greener energy sources even beyond mining itself. 

Find our guest Twitter: @thetrocro  

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Jul 21, 2022
THE HASH: Ex-Coinbase Manager Among 3 Arrested on Crypto Insider Trading Charges; Tesla Sells 75% of Its Bitcoin
00:27:16

The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, July 21, 2022.

"The Hash" discusses the top stories of the day, including the arrest of a former Coinbase product manager on charges of wire fraud and insider trading. Plus, the panel weighs in on Tesla CEO Elon Musk's future bitcoin (BTC) plans, after the electric vehicle maker sold the majority of its BTC holdings in the second quarter.

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Jul 21, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The Geopolitical Shifts Shaping the Economy, Feat. Demetri Kofinas
00:49:04

A discussion of the hidden forces remaking the global political and economic order.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US

NLW kicks off his “Midsummer Macro” series with a deep dive conversation with Demetri Kofinas, host of the “Hidden Forces” podcast. They discuss the Fed, inflation, the secular shift to stagflation and the tectonic geopolitical shifts that must be understood to truly understand the macroeconomic picture. 

Find our guest online: @kofinas | hiddenforces.io 

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Jul 20, 2022
THE HASH: 7 Korean Exchanges Reportedly Raided Amid Terra Probe and a Startup Uses AI to Authenticate NFTs
00:27:32

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

"The Hash" team discusses the top stories of the day, including a report that seven cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea have been raided by prosecutors probing a fraud case in connection with the collapse of terraUSD (UST) and LUNA. Plus, a closer look at a startup using artificial intelligence to authenticate non-fungible tokens (NFT).

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Jul 20, 2022
THE HASH: Report Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Concerns at Crypto Lender Celsius and Dubai Unveils Metaverse Strategy
00:29:23

The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

Former Celsius Network employees reveal internal concerns with the company in a new report from CNBC. The investigation details some of the firm's alleged missteps years before it filed for bankruptcy. "The Hash" hosts discuss the latest headlines surrounding Celsius and crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital. Plus, a look at Dubai's bet in becoming one of the world's top 10 metaverse economies.

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Jul 19, 2022
BREAKDOWN: For Russia and Ukraine Refugee Charities, Crypto Is a Lifeline
00:16:54

As traditional financial rails go offline, some NGOs are turning to crypto.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

On today’s episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at the possible reasons for crypto’s recent rally and discusses the growing role of crypto in Russia and Ukraine related to refugee nonprofits and charities.  

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Jul 19, 2022
THE HASH: What's Next for Celsius Customers; Crypto VC Investments Drop 26% in First Half of 2022
00:26:21

The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, July 18, 2022.

"The Hash" team discusses today's top stories, including Celsius Network outlining its next steps as the insolvent crypto lender's bankruptcy hearing starts. Plus, a closer look at venture capital (VC) investments in crypto companies, as funding drops 26% in the first half of the year.

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Jul 18, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The Ethereum Merge Settles In as Next Crypto Narrative
00:16:55

The much awaited Ethereum Merge appears to be on track for September. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.

On today’s episode, NLW covers the crypto industry chatter around the Ethereum Merge. Last week, ETH devs pointed to September as a likely date for the transition from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake, and the price of ether has been going up ever since. But does the Merge also create political risk? 

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Jul 18, 2022
BREAKDOWN: A Primer on Balaji’s 'Network State'
00:18:55

NLW reads Balaji Srinivasan’s essay version of "The Network State."

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and Ava Labs.

On this week’s Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads the “essay” version of Balaji Srinivasan’s new book “The Network State” 

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Jul 17, 2022
THE HASH: Headlines of the Top Stories of the Week - 07-16-22
00:35:30

A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up.

“Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including:

  • Fans of the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks calling out owner Mark Cuban over a partnership with bankrupt crypto platform Voyager Digital.
  • The latest court order regarding Three Arrows Capital.
  • U.S. inflation hits fresh 40-year high at 9.1% in June.
  • Celsius Network co-founder and CEO Alex Mashinsky responding to the crypto lender filing for bankruptcy protection.
  • Celsius owed $439 million by Indianapolis-based private lending platform EquitiesFirst, according to the Financial Times.


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Jul 16, 2022
THE BREAKDOWN: Markets Are Betting On a 100bps Rate Hike This Month
00:16:53

It would be the biggest interest rate jump since 1981.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and Ava Labs.

On this edition of the Weekly Recap, NLW looks at:

  • The markets new expectations for a 100bps or 1% rate hike at this month’s FOMC meeting
  • 3AC and Celsius news 
  • Mt. Gox FUD
  • Bank protests in China 

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Ava Labs releases Core, the free, non-custodial browser extension, built for the power of Avalanche. Core is an all-in-one operating system bringing together Avalanche apps, Subnets, bridges and NFTs in one seamless, high-performance experience. Eager to start using Web3 dapps to their fullest potential? Download today at core.app!

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Jul 16, 2022
BREAKDOWN: A K-Shaped Recession?
00:17:48

Even as inflation rises, the media is shifting its attention to a potential recession.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and Ava Labs.

Is a recession coming? Are we in a recession already? Can we be in a recession with only 3.6% unemployment? On today’s episode, NLW explores the new narrative of recession starting to take hold in financial media (and American households). 

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Ava Labs releases Core, the free, non-custodial browser extension, built for the power of Avalanche. Core is an all-in-one operating system bringing together Avalanche apps, Subnets, bridges and NFTs in one seamless, high-performance experience. Eager to start using Web3 dapps to their fullest potential? Download today at core.app!

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Jul 15, 2022
THE HASH: Celsius Network Reportedly Owed $439M by Lending Firm EquitiesFirst, South Park Movie Mocks Celebrity Crypto Endorsement
00:28:15

The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, July 15, 2022.

Beleaguered crypto lending firm Celsius Network is owed $439 million by Indianapolis-based private lending platform EquitiesFirst, according to the Financial Times. This comes as Celsius' first bankruptcy case hearing is expected to take place on Monday. "The Hash" team discusses this developing story. Plus, what does the latest “South Park” movie have to do with crypto?

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Jul 15, 2022
MONEY REIMAGINED: Blockchain Education Is Key In High-Growth Economies
00:40:08

As the industry matures, how we’re communicating about the technology and who we’re communicating with is more important than ever. As more new models to help others to understand and use blockchain technology are arising around the world more and more,  how do we help the less fortunate communities that this new technology is designed to serve, build and grow? 

On today’s episode of “Money Reimagined,” hosts Michael Casey and Sheila Warren explore this important topic with two guests who have innovative approaches to education in Africa and the Americas. To delve deeper into technology education is 

Oluwaseun David Adepoju, head of research at the Africa Blockchain Institute and editor of the Africa Blockchain Report; and Rhonda Eldridge, founder of Harness All Possibilities (USA) and Harness All Possibilities (Bahamas).


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Jul 15, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Giving Up the Ghost? It’s Chapter 11 Time for Celsius
00:15:43

Celsius Networks has moved into bankruptcy proceedings. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and Ava Labs. 

On today’s episode, NLW covers Celsius moving into Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. This move has been anticipated for some time, but in advance Celsius sought to repay as many of its DeFi loans as possible. Also covered is a small but important decision in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s lawsuit against Ripple. 

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Ava Labs releases Core, the free, non-custodial browser extension, built for the power of Avalanche. Core is an all-in-one operating system bringing together Avalanche apps, Subnets, bridges and NFTs in one seamless, high-performance experience. Eager to start using Web3 dapps to their fullest potential? Download today at core.app!

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Jul 14, 2022
THE HASH: Celsius Network CEO Says Bankruptcy Filing 'the Right Decision' and Polygon Joins Disney’s Accelerator Program
00:28:20

The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, July 14, 2022.

"The Hash" team discusses Celsius Network co-founder and CEO Alex Mashinsky responding to the crypto lender filing for bankruptcy protection by noting in a press release that it's the "right decision for our community and company.”  Plus, Disney's latest push into the metaverse.

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Jul 14, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Now at 9.1%, Inflation Just Keeps Going Up
00:16:56

The higher-than-expected CPI data makes it likely the Federal Reserve hikes rates 75 basis points again this month. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and Ava Labs. 

Nothing is more important to markets right now than how the Fed responds to inflation. On today’s show, NLW discusses the latest consumer price index numbers for June. He argues that they make it likely that the Fed continues with another 75 basis point hike at the FOMC meeting later this month, but also shows that the market believes they might even increase that to a full 1% hike. 

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Ava Labs releases Core, the free, non-custodial browser extension, built for the power of Avalanche. Core is an all-in-one operating system bringing together Avalanche apps, Subnets, bridges and NFTs in one seamless, high-performance experience. Eager to start using Web3 dapps to their fullest potential? Download today at core.app!

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Jul 13, 2022
THE HASH: Charlie Munger Calls Crypto an ‘Investment in Nothing,’ and Tony Hawk Enters the Metaverse
00:28:54

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

In an interview with the Australian Financial Review, billionaire investor Charlie Munger calls crypto an "investment in nothing." Plus, famed skateboarder Tony Hawk heads to the metaverse with a skatepark and 3D avatar collection in The Sandbox. Those stories and more on "The Hash."

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Jul 13, 2022
THE HASH: Three Arrows Creditors Get Emergency Hearing and GameStop's NFT Marketplace Goes Live
00:26:08

The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

"The Hash" team discusses the latest court order regarding Three Arrows Capital, GameStop's NFT marketplace and more.

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Jul 12, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The Battle Around Three Arrows Capital
00:16:29

Three Arrows Capital’s appointed liquidators were in bankruptcy court in New York today.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and Ava Labs.

On today’s episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at the latest in the battle involving toppled former crypto giant hedge fund Three Arrows Capital, including accusations from liquidators the fund’s founders were unresponsive, and accusations from Three Arrows that liquidators were causing harm to the fund by not exercising StarkWare warrants. NLW also gives the latest on Celsius, including why it’s covering its DeFi loans first. 

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Ava Labs releases Core, the free, non-custodial browser extension, built for the power of Avalanche. Core is an all-in-one operating system bringing together Avalanche apps, Subnets, bridges and NFTs in one seamless, high-performance experience. Eager to start using Web3 dapps to their fullest potential? Download today at core.app!

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Jul 12, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Elon Pulls Out of Twitter Acquisition
00:16:30

Twitter’s board threatens a lawsuit after Musk withdraws from the purchase agreement.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and Ava Labs. 

After months of dithering, Elon Musk announced last Friday he would officially be pulling out of his deal to acquire Twitter for $44 billion. He cited as his reason a lack of transparency or clarity around the true number of bot accounts. In this episode, NLW describes what different commentators think is really going on. He also vibe-checks both crypto and TradFi as we head into what will likely be a big week in markets. 

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Ava Labs releases Core, the free, non-custodial browser extension, built for the power of Avalanche. Core is an all-in-one operating system bringing together Avalanche apps, Subnets, bridges and NFTs in one seamless, high-performance experience. Eager to start using Web3 dapps to their fullest potential? Download today at core.app!

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Jul 11, 2022
THE HASH: Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks Face Backlash Over Voyager Digital Partnership
00:26:45

The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, July 11, 2022.

"The Hash" team discusses the fans of the National Basketball Association Dallas Mavericks team calling out owner Mark Cuban over a partnership with bankrupt crypto platform Voyager Digital. Also an update on Elon Musk's Twitter deal saga.

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Jul 11, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Can DAOs Do More Than Coordinate Money?
00:15:11

An exploration of the future of DAOs.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.  

On this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads and discusses:

DAOs Are the Real Meritocracies” by Parker McCurley

Why Brands Should Adopt a ‘Hybrid DAO’ Model” by Simon Yu 

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Jul 10, 2022
THE HASH: Hash Headlines – Top Stories of the Week
00:24:17

A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, July 9, 2022.

Missed any episodes of “The Hash” this week? Today’s recap episode will get you caught up.

“Hash Headlines” rounds up this week’s headline stories, including:

  • Crypto brokerage firm Voyager Digital's bankruptcy filing.
  • U.S. officials who invest in crypto being banned from working on crypto-related policy.
  • The impact of June's jobs report on crypto markets.


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Jul 09, 2022
BREAKDOWN: After Prime Minister Boris Johnson Resigns, Are the UK’s Crypto Hub Dreams Dead?
00:14:29

The government’s big shift in tone on crypto might be to no avail.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.  

After years of what many would consider hostility to the industry, the British government did a major about-face in April when Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced the country’s intention to make the U.K. a global crypto hub. But as Sunak resigned as part of a mass exit leading to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation this week, that ideal seems unlikely. 

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Jul 09, 2022
THE HASH: US June Employment Report Exceeded Expectation, Another Crypto Exchange Hit by 3AC Exposure
00:23:22

The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, July 8, 2022.

"The Hash" team discusses today's top stories, including the impact of June's jobs report on crypto markets, crypto's liquidity crisis and U.S. taking the lead in setting international regulatory standards for crypto.

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Jul 08, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The Wall Street Journal Calls Out SEC Chairman Gensler Over Crypto
00:17:50

The editorial board argues that the bitcoin spot ETF denial amounts to a power grab. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

The crypto industry hasn’t been particularly pleased with the SEC under Gary Gensler. In particular, the continued rejections of bitcoin spot ETFs (even after a futures ETF was approved last year) have been particularly irksome – even leading to legal action. In this episode, NLW breaks down a recent editorial in the Wall Street Journal showing that it’s not just the crypto industry that is upset. 

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Jul 08, 2022
MONEY REIMAGINED: Edward Snowden on the Long Road to Internet Privacy
00:29:49

At a Consensus panel from Austin, Texas, "Money Reimagined" host Michael Casey starts off the introductions of an engaging conversation with Marc Hochstein, Executive Editor at Coindesk; and Edward Snowden, a former CIA officer, and National Security Agency (NSA) consultant who is now the author of the new memoir, "Permanent Record." Hochstein and Snowden discuss the importance of securing internet privacy. 

This episode was edited by Michele Musso with announcements by Adam B. Levine and additional production support from Eleanor Pahl. Our theme song is “Shepard.”

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Jul 08, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Should the People Making Crypto Policy Own No Crypto?
00:17:18

According to new ethics rules, yes.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics released rules this week that executive branch staffers who owned crypto would not be allowed to work on any crypto-related regulation. NLW explores the pros and cons of this, and expands the discussion to ethics and financial conflicts of interest more broadly. 

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Jul 07, 2022
THE HASH: US Bans Crypto Holders From Writing Government Policies
00:26:04

The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, July 7, 2022.

"The Hash" hosts discuss today's top stories, including U.S. officials who invest in crypto being banned from working on crypto-related policy.

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Jul 07, 2022
CoinDesk Special: 2 Chainz on Music and NFTs
00:25:12

Blockchain technology has given musicians new opportunities to monetize their craft and engage with fans. Artists of all types have given NFTs a chance in hopes of finding a new revenue stream and a path to ownership – and encouraging audience growth.

2 Chainz is a Grammy award-winning rapper, serial entrepreneur, and investor in The Real U, a recording company based in Atlanta. Tyler Spalding is the founder and CEO of blockchain payments company Flexa. Together, they join “The Hash’s” Zack Seward to talk about how they are bridging the gap between music and NFTs.

This panel occurred on June 10, 2022, the second day of CoinDesk’s Consensus 2022 festival. Michael Casey, CoinDesk's chief content officer, does the introduction.

This episode was edited by Nia Freeman, and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Photo: Derek White/Getty Images for SiriusXM, modified by CoinDesk.


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Jul 07, 2022
BREAKDOWN: The Dollar Wrecking Ball
00:15:23

The DXY hits its highest levels since 2002.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.  

On today’s episode, NLW digs into the idea of the U.S. dollar as a global wrecking ball, and explores why the dollar is the strongest it has been against other currencies in 20 years. As part of this, he also looks at structural weakness in Japanese and European currencies. 

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Jul 06, 2022
THE HASH: Voyager Digital Faces Delisting From Toronto Stock Exchange; Polygon to Launch its Web3 Smartphone
00:27:14

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

"The Hash" team discusses today's top stories, including the latest development of crypto brokerage firm Voyager Digital's bankruptcy filing and Polygon partnering with tech startup Nothing to launch its own Web3 smartphone.

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Jul 06, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Why Argentina Is Paying a Premium for Stablecoins
00:16:38

Citizens flooded into DAI and tether after the country’s economic minister announced his resignation on Saturday. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US.  

On today’s episode, NLW looks at a number of crypto events from the long weekend, including: 

  • Why Argentinians flooded into stablecoins and drove the price of tether above $1 over the weekend
  • Whether on-chain bottom signals are reliable this cycle 
  • The latest in crypto contagion 

 

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Jul 05, 2022
THE HASH: Re-Hash – The 3AC Saga
00:17:54

A re-hashing of the month’s biggest story in crypto for Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

The story of Three Arrows Capital, a crypto hedge fund, unfolded over June as the firm faced losses amid a market downturn. Tune into today’s episode of “The Hash: Re-Hash Edition” to get up to speed on 3AC’s tumultuous month.

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Jul 05, 2022
BREAKDOWN: After Bitcoin Maximalism
00:21:26

A Twitter debate sparks much reflection.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

On this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads and reflects on Nic Carter’s “Setting the Record Straight.”

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Jul 03, 2022
BREAKDOWN: June Was Bitcoin’s Worst Month Ever
00:14:22

Plus, European crypto regulation comes into view. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis and FTX US. 

On the “Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at: 

  • The progress around two major European crypto regulation frameworks.
  • The latest in Three Arrows Capital crypto contagion. 
  • Issues in the mining space. 
  • And more! 

 

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Jul 02, 2022
BREAKDOWN: Powell – “How Little We Understand About Inflation”
00:16:27