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

On today’s episode, NLW checks in on “Uptober” and asks whether the market rally has legs beyond Monday. He then looks at the news that Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter is back on track, and explores what we learned from text messages made public as part of the pretrial process.

“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 “The Now” by Aaron Sprinkle and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Sinna Nasseri/Getty Images for Vogue, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at