This episode is sponsored by, Chainalysis and FTX US.

On today’s episode, NLW is joined by Jim Bianco, the president of Bianco Research. In this wide-ranging discussion, they talk about the bind the Federal Reserve finds itself in, the stickiness of inflation, structural economic changes post-coronavirus, and why crypto matters even when prices go down.

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Michele Musso and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsors is “The Now” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: We Are/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at