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

On today’s episode, NLW looks at the non-fungible token community’s current debate about royalties. Marketplaces are moving to zero-royalty or royalty-optional models, while many in the space think it is precisely automated royalties that made NFTs so disruptive for artists and creators in the first place.

“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 “War” by Enoch Yang and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: TIM VERNON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at