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Bitcoin Fixes This: Canada Protest Edition

As the Canadian government claims emergency powers, people are discussing the implications for financial freedom.

February 15, 2022
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Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW digs into the recent news from Canada. Specifically, he looks at the activation of the Emergencies Act which, among other things, will allow banks and financial institutions to freeze the funds of citizens suspected to be involved in the protests – without due process and without liability. The action is drawing serious ire and shining a light on the importance of alternative financial systems.

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Vision” by OBOY. Image credit:  Gavin John/Bloomberg/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at