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October 2, 2022 17 min

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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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 Turb...
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    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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     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 ...

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    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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    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 Conv...

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    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 convinc...

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    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 fo...

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    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...

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    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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    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 Un...

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    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.

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    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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    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." 



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    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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    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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    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 F...
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    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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    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.


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    September 23, 2022 19 min

    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 w...

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