This episode is sponsored by Nexo.ioCircle and FTX US.

After a brutal “Rektember,” might a green “Uptober” be back on the menu? On today’s episode, NLW looks at the markets’ impressive October Day One performance and what’s behind the positive shift. He also looks at the SEC’s Kim Kardashian enforcement action and a new report on crypto from the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

“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. Music behind our sponsors today is “The Now” by Aaron Sprinkle and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: aleksle/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at