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

On today’s episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at the latest in the European energy crisis, including:

  • Gazprom keeping the Nord Stream pipeline closed
  • Russian officials saying the reason for the closure is sanctions
  • Energy bailout plans crystalizing in Germany and the U.K.

“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 “Razor Red” by Sam Barsh and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Itsanan Sampuntarat/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at