This episode is sponsored by, Chainalysis and FTX US.

For this edition of “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads and discusses Chris Castiglione’s “Bitcoin Should Change … Slowly,” as well as a Twitter thread by Dan McArdle.

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with today’s editing by Eleanor Pahl and Rob Mitchell. 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 “Razor Red” by Sam Barsh and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: JuSun/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at