This episode is sponsored by Nexo.ioArculusFTX US and Cointelli.

While much of the recent focus of “The Breakdown” has been on the relationship between crypto and geopolitics, today’s episode revisits the institutional narrative that drove industry adoption in 2020 and 2021. NLW looks at Citadel CEO Ken Griffin’s recent comments on crypto, numerous TradFi execs taking jobs in crypto and a Big Four accounting firm buying NFTs to position itself to help with corporate NFT strategy.

“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 “Obligated” by Daniele Musto. Image credit: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at