This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Arculus and FTX US.

Patrick Stanley is the former Head of Growth at Stacks, the founder at Freehold and a contributor at CityCoins. In this conversation, he and NLW discuss one of the biggest trends for the coming decade – the geopolitical competition for talent and resources and how crypto is shaping that battle.

Find our guest on Twitter @PatrickWStanley

“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: Danny Lehman/The Image Bank/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at