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Is Russia Trying to Ban Bitcoin?

A new report from the country’s central bank is advocating for a large-scale crypto crackdown.

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

NLW covers stories that show the full breadth of the crypto industry in 2022. In the first, he looks at a new report from the Russian central bank advocating a near-total ban on bitcoin and crypto in the country, along with new punishments for those who offend. In the second, he looks at news that Facebook and Instagram are testing new non-fungible token features, and that Twitter has gone live with verified NFT profile avatars.

“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 “Time” by OBOY. Image credit: Will & Deni McIntyre/Corbis Documentary/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.