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Meta Loses a Quarter-Trillion Dollars in Market Cap, Dragging Crypto Metaverse Tokens With It

A wild week in markets suggests more volatility ahead.

February 5, 2022
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On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at Meta’s big flop in the equities markets and how it's spilling over into crypto metaverse tokens. He also looks at the Boston Fed’s CBDC research and recaps the Wormhole exploit.

“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 “Vision” by OBOY. Image credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at