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.

“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. The music you heard today behind our sponsors is “The Now” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.