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

On today’s episode, NLW looks at the positive price action of the past few days, with an eye to understanding how people are understanding the move. Is it a macro shift and a belief in a coming Federal Reserve pivot? Is it a crypto-specific narrative? Is it the market getting ahead of itself?

“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 “War” by Enoch Yang. Image credit: Anzhela Mingaleeva/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at