This episode is sponsored by, NEAR and FTX US.

Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at a set of stories relating to crypto’s place in the political discourse, including:

  • SEC increasing enforcement staff
  • Bitcoin Mining Council letter to the EPA
  • Ohio’s entirely pro-crypto Senate primary

“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. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsors is “Catnip” by Famous Cats and “I Don't Know How To Explain It” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: Hill Street Studios/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at