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October 26, 2020 15 min

As cases rise and the U.S. settles in for a fresh wave of COVID-19, the economic fallout from round one is still being felt, from hedge funds to bankruptcies and beyond. 

This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

Today on the Brief:

  • Turkey’s real inflation rate 3x official number
  • Hot new DeFi protocol Harvest Financial hacked
  • Bitcoin whales hit largest number since 2016

  • Our main conversation is about the rise of a ne...

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    A reading of two recent op-eds on central bank digital currencies.

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

    For this week’s Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads two selections from CoinDesk’s op-ed section:

    CBDCs Are Evolution, not Revolution - Benoit Coeure 

    The US Risks Getting Left Behind on CBDCs - JP Schnapper-Casteras & Misha Guttentag

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    A recap of an exceptionally bullish week for bitcoin and crypto as a whole. 

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

    On this week’s Breakdown weekly recap, NLW looks at:

  • The initial price action that started the week
  • Debates about whether BTC was thriving at the expense of alts and DeFi
  • The PayPal news
  • News of more public companies putting treasury reserves into BTC
  • Paul Tudor Jones’ optimistic take on the human ing...
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    October 23, 2020 14 min

    From Brazil to Argentina to Turkey, bitcoin priced in local currencies is reaching all time highs. But is this a story of bitcoin succeeding, fiat failing or both? 

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

    Today on the Brief:

  • DOJ crypto enforcement a “disaster” for privacy
  • Ant’s blockchain tools pre-IPO
  • Better news around jobless claims 

  • Our main discussion: fiat failures, 2020 edition. 

    In this episode, NLW looks at...

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    The author of “Goliath” gives his take on the history of American antitrust politics and what it means for the just-announced Google case.

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

    Matt Stoller works with the American Economic Liberties Project and is the author of “Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy” as well as the popular Substack newsletter “BIG.”

    In this conversation, he and NLW dis...

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    Huge news broke this morning as PayPal announced that it would be offering buying, selling, and eventually merchant payments for bitcoin and other cryptos across its network. 

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

    In this late breaking Breakdown episode, NLW explores:

  • The specifics of the news
  • Why the scale, precedent and normalization are hugely bullish
  • What some skeptics are saying
  • Why it’s significant that Pay...
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    Who has the most recent bitcoin move right, the bulls or the bears? 

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

    Today on the Brief:

  • DOJ files biggest antitrust case in two decades against Google 
  • Goldman Sachs’ 1MDB settlement 
  • LINE’s new CBDC platform 

  • Our main discussion: bulls vs. bears as bitcoin passes $12K

    Someone recently tweeted, “Bitcoin price has never been this high with such bearish sentiment.” 

    On this epis...

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    The IMF has said it’s time to re-evaluate the global economic order, but what does that really mean? 

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

    Today on the Brief:

  • Chinese citizens less than impressed with DCEP trial 
  • Is Filecoin the “Titanic” of ICOs?
  • Mnuchin, Pelosi go one more round on stimulus 

  • Our main discussion: A new Bretton Woods moment? 

    In a recent speech, the International Monetary Fund argued that the tim...

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    On Long Reads Sunday, a reading of a John Street Capital piece on the realities of a market characterized by zero-bound interest rates.

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

    On this week’s Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads: “Capital Allocation & Risk Asset Ramifications in a 0% Interest Rate World

    The piece examines how different asset classes – from stocks to bonds to bitcoin and beyond – fare in the context ...

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    On this “Speaking of Bitcoin” episode, join hosts Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, and Jonathan Mohan for a look at the past, present and future of global reserve currencies

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic

    In the beginning (way back in 2009) there was the global reserve currency (U.S. dollars,) national currencies like the Japanese Yen, alternative currencies like Ithaca hours a...

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    On the weekly recap, NLW looks at growth in institutional investment, big interest among the G20 in CBDCs and a new National Security Council report.

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

    On this edition of The Breakdown weekly recap, NLW looks at:

  • Growth in the institutional investment space in crypto
  • A new 10,000 BTC treasury announcement 
  • Reports from the Bank for International Settlements, G20, WEF, IMF and ...
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    Grammy-winning recording artist RAC explores the business of music and how crypto experiments could shift the balance of power.

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

    Today’s Breakdown is a conversation with Andre Anjos – aka RAC, a Grammy Award-winning recording artist and music entrepreneur. He and NLW discuss:

  • Starting the “Remix Artist Collective” as a business
  • Evolving from remixing to performing artist
  • The ...
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    Between bitcoin treasury holdings growing and crypto-focused SPACs, private crypto markets and public equities markets are closer than ever.

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

    Today on the Brief:

  • Initial jobless claims rise to highest level since August
  • BTC as a DeFi reserve asset
  • Twitter reactions as Filecoin goes live

  • Our main discussion focuses on the convergence of the crypto and public markets. NLW looks ...

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    Stone Ridge Holdings Group announces $50 million in new funding for its digital asset subsidiary as well as significant BTC treasury holdings.

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

    Today on the Brief: 

  • Bitcoin hashrate at all-time highs
  • Record number of large companies lose money during the pandemic
  • JPMorgan releases research note on bitcoin

  • Our main discussion: Stone Ridge Holdings Group discloses $114 million i...

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    New reports on digital currency design principles and regulatory standards show just how quickly the world’s bankers are moving.

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

    Today on the Brief:

  • Is the “blue wave” Democrat victory narrative in the presidential election starting to shake up Wall Street? 
  • Johnson & Johnson pause COVID-19 vaccine trial 
  • 1000 Satoshi-era bitcoins are on the move 

  • Our main discussion: The...

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    As the U.S. presidential election gets closer, market “predictions” are showing up in stocks from energy to private prisons. 

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

    Today on the Brief:

  • Market rally to highest point in six weeks
  • BTC and ETH up in part on Grayscale ETH trust becoming an SEC reporting company (Grayscale, like CoinDesk, is a unit of DCG.)
  • CBDCs (and CBDC skepticism) on the rise

  • Our main discussion: Ho...

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    On this “Speaking of Bitcoin” episode, join hosts Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and special guest Martin Rerak, creator of AllYourFeeds.com, for a look at how “AI curation” is being used to figure out what’s useful information and what’s just fluff.

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic

    Hundreds of tabs

    In the early days of Bitcoin, there were just a few places you might go to read news and s...

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    According to analyst Lyn Alden, the answer depends on bitcoin’s own cycle. 

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

    Today on Long Reads Sunday, a reading of Lyn Alden’s piece for CoinDesk: “Bitcoin Correlations Depend on What Phase It Is In

    In it, Lyn argues that bitcoin’s correlation patterns are, in part, reliant on where bitcoin finds itself in its own cycles of expansion or consolidation.

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    The virtual event invest: ethereum economy takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 14. CoinDesk’s Christine Kim spoke to colleagues Michael J. Casey and Aaron Stanley about the most compelling and under-discussed topics about Ethereum 2.0 headlining next week’s conference.  

    From the dynamics of staking to the architecture of sharding, there haven’t been many topics Ethereum 2.0 core developers have shied away from discussing over the past f...

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    Between BitMEX action, the U.K.’s derivative ban and the new U.S. Department of Justice enforcement framework, regulations are coming for crypto. 

    This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

    On this week’s Breakdown weekly recap, NLW looks at a cross-section of regulatory news, including:

  • CFTC and DOJ action against BitMEX and its leadership
  • The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority’s ban of crypto derivative products for...
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