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October 21, 2021 15 min

The well-known hedge funder represents a growing sentiment among the American public.

This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

Last year, Paul Tudor Jones wrote a paper called “The Great Monetary Inflation” that would end up creating narrative motivation for many traditional retail and institutional investors to allocate to bitcoin as an inflationary hedge. On today’s episode, NLW looks at the rising discussion of inflation in the media a...

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The market reacts to an exciting milestone. 

This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

On today’s episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at the market’s reaction to a new bitcoin all-time high, including:

  • The success of the first day of the ProShares bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund 
  • Why the ETF didn’t end up being a “buy the rumor, sell the news” event
  • Why the new ATH is all the more impressive given the recent FUD and actions by the Chin...
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    Could the Bitcoin ETF be headed for a record premier? 

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

    On today’s episode, NLW catches up on a variety of topics from the past week, including:

  • How the first day of trading the ProShares $BITO bitcoin futures ETF is going (and why it could be headed for record breaking volume).
  • Grayscale formally starting the process to convert GBTC into a bitcoin spot ETF
  • The NYAG goes after Nexo and Celsius around c...
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    The ProShares ETF will land on the NYSE tomorrow under ticker $BITO.

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

    Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW rounds out the story of the bitcoin futures ETF process that has dominated crypto chatter for the last week or more. He looks at the details of the first ETF that will go live, as well as why some on Twitter argue this is really just a product for short-term traders. Finally, he looks at the significa...

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    A reading of the SEC commissioner’s recent speech at the Texas Blockchain Summit.

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

    On this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce’s recent speech: “Lawless in Austin.” 

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    Speaking of Bitcoin on the CoinDesk Podcast Network is brought to you by CrystalBlockchain.com.

    Why did a joke cryptocurrency with zero ambition find massive success, yet a calculated military campaign with PLENTY of ambition turned into a massive failure?  With the right leverage, ten men can fight like one hundred, and one coin can spend like a million.

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    Both Coinbase and a16z released policy frameworks this week.

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

    On this edition of “The Breakdown Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at two new policy frameworks released by companies in the crypto and Web 3 space. The first comes from Coinbase and argues there should be a new regulator for digital assets. The second comes from venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and is a holistic approach to what i...

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    We’ll know for sure next week, but all signs point to "go" for a bitcoin futures ETF to begin trading.

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

    On today’s episode, NLW looks at the buzz and excitement around a bitcoin futures ETF. The historical moment could be an inflection point for new audiences to get into the asset class. At the same time, there are some who suggest that a bitcoin futures ETF won’t be all it’s cracked up to b...

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    Why financial stability discussions should focus on institutions and transparency, not underlying assets. 

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

    Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW takes a deep dive into a recent speech by Sir Jon Cunliffe, the Bank of England’s Deputy Governor, Financial Stability. The speech was called “Is ‘crypto’ a financial stability risk?” NLW explores the four reasons Cunliffe is concerned about the potential for cryp...

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    The percentage of global hash power that comes from the U.S. is now above 35%.

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

    Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at how the United States has been perhaps the greatest beneficiary of the Great Hashrate Migration away from China following the country’s mining ban in May. This has political implications for how bitcoin is treated in the U.S. At the same time, the U.S.’ overall regulatory stance tow...

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    The JPMorgan head says he thinks BTC is “worthless” even as his company adds new offerings around crypto.

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

    Ah, Jamie Dimon. One of the longest duration skeptics of bitcoin, and one of the most consistently wrong from a market perspective. Yesterday, the JPMorgan Chase CEO added new material to his anti-bitcoin cannon and Bitcoin Twitter was extremely quick to respond. Indeed, part of that response w...

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    According to White House sources, the order would clarify regulatory authority. 

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

    On today’s episode, NLW looks at recent reports the Biden administration is weighing an executive order on crypto. The order would involve numerous agencies and create a common approach to the industry. Unfortunately, the work is being held up by the fact that the administration doesn’t have anyone who knows about cryp...

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    A reading of Adam Blumberg’s recent essay for CoinDesk.

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

    On this edition of “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads “Revolution, Macro and Micro: Three Ways to Look at a Bitcoin Investment.” Blumberg argues that as bitcoin and digital assets get more mainstream, the industry would do well to better understand the different philosophies that pull in people. 

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    This time on Speaking of Bitcoin, join hosts Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine for a look at bitcoin tipping through the ages. From the dogecoin-like fun and fervor of the early days to the game-changing bridges that first brought it to twitter, the hosts dig into Youtube, Changetip, TechCrunch and more. 

    Speaking of Bitcoin on the CoinDesk Podcast Network is brought to you by CrystalBlockchain.com.

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    Plus a look at how natural gas shortages could wreak havoc with the global economy. 

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

    On this edition of “The Breakdown Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at supply chain disruptions, including:

  • Natural gas shortages across Europe and the U.K. that could impact electricity prices and even the global food supply
  • Numerous dislocations that are increasing the price of Christmas trees and reducing the availability ...
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    Bank of America released a new research report that says digital assets are still in the first inning.

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

    On today’s episode, NLW covers some of the topics he’s missed throughout the week, including:

  • A new report from Bank of America that calls digital assets “too big to ignore”
  • US Bank custodying crypto via NYDIG 
  • An underperforming jobs report
  • Bitcoin futures ETF speculation hits fever pitch
  • Chainalysis ...
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    From bitcoin futures ETF speculation to macro insecurity, the arguments for autumn being bitcoin season get stronger and stronger. 

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

    On today’s episode, NLW looks at the growing excitement around bitcoin, including:

  • Its decoupling from the stock market 
  • What it means that U.S. institutional-focused CME futures are outpacing Deribit retail-focused international futures 
  • How bitcoin futures exchange-trad...
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    The comments during testimony before Congress follow a similar sentiment from Fed Chair Jerome Powell last week.

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

    Today on “The Breakdown,” another major regulatory figure has confirmed he has no intention of banning crypto. During testimony before Congress this week, Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) asked Gensler if he planned to follow China in banning crypto (the same question Budd asked Powell last week)....

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    A new report suggests the Biden administration is weighing regulating stablecoin issuers like banks. 

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

    On today’s episode, NLW homes in on recent reports surrounding the Biden administration's plans for stablecoins. A new report from the Wall Street Journal says there is a debate between using the Financial Stability Oversight Committee to add new rules for stablecoins and to regulate stablecoin...

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    A new 2.94 terabyte data leak doxes tens of thousands of offshore accounts of prominent individuals including government officials, billionaires and more.

    This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

    On today’s episode, NLW breaks down the latest in a string of embarrassing leaks about how the world’s elite and wealthy use offshore accounts to obfuscate ownership and hide their wealth. He looks at: 

  • How the Pandora Papers compare to the 2016 P...
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