This episode is sponsored by Nexo.ioCircleKraken and the Galaxy Brains Podcast.

Another day, another betrayal. On Friday, news broke that former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried made three loans totaling $43 million to Michael McCaffrey, CEO of CoinDesk competitor The Block. Those loans went to buying out The Block’s investors, to expanding operations and (of course) to an apartment for McCaffrey in the Bahamas. On today’s episode, NLW looks at the latest betrayal.

“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 sponsors today is "Back To The End" by Strength To Last. Image credit: Juan Moyano/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at