After weeks, if not months, of speculation, Genesis has finally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing more than $5.1 billion in liabilities. On today’s episode, NLW looks at the implications of the filing plus the battles to come. He also covers the FTX hearing on the suitability of representation by Sullivan & Cromwell.

“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 sponsor today is “Swoon” by Falls. Image credit: ZargonDesign/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at