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

Jeremy Allaire is the CEO of Circle, a leader of the USDC consortium. In today’s episode, he and NLW review the state of the stablecoin discussion among U.S. regulators before the implosion of UST and LUNA, and how the events of the last week have changed the discourse.

“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 sponsors is “Catnip” by Famous Cats and “I Don't Know How To Explain It” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: joe daniel price/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at