This episode is sponsored by, Chainalysis and FTX US.

For this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads and reacts to Leah Callon-Butler’s “Why Crypto Isn’t a Tool for Protest in Argentina.”

“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: Ricardo Ceppi/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at