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

Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at three geopolitical situations shaping the bitcoin discourse:

  • Continued tensions and recent cyberwarfare between Ukraine and Russia
  • Crypto wallets targeted in ongoing Canada protests
  • A U.S. bill to investigate El Salvador’s bitcoin adoption and the risks it might pose to the U.S. dollar

“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: Alex Peña/Getty Images News, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at