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

On today’s episode, NLW examines what he is calling “Crypto’s Liminal Phase.” He argues the crypto industry specifically and the macroeconomic landscape as a whole are in a transitional phase. In terms of crypto, he points to a transitory market cycle, regulatory discourse and mass adoption cycle as examples.

“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 sponsor is “I Don't Know How To Explain It” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: Jorm Sangsorn/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at