From PayPal crypto confirmed to action in central bank digital currencies, these were six themes shaping the week.

This episode is sponsored by Bitstamp and Crypto.com.

On this edition of the Weekly Recap, NLW explores:

  • No-volatility bitcoin and DeFi’s big quarter
  • An uptick in central bank currency action
  • PayPal crypto confirmation
  • A China-U.S. rhetoric flare up
  • Social media as democracy’s fault line
  • In Fed World, is the narrative trade the only trade?

This week on The Breakdown:

Monday | The Real Story Behind Tesla’s Crazy Rally

Tuesday | Why Are Execs of Bankrupt Companies Being Rewarded With Millions?

Wednesday | A Primer on the US and China’s ‘New Cold War’

Thursday | No, the Twitter Hack Wasn’t About Bitcoin

Friday | What If the Too-Strong Dollar Is a Solved Problem? Feat. Jon Turek