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

Despite the bear market, both crypto-native and TradFi institutions in the crypto sector continue to plug along. In today’s episode, NLW looks at an update to how crypto banks can get direct access to the Federal Reserve via master accounts and how venture funds are evolving to meet a new type of financial technology era and the latest from Celsius Network.

“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. The music you heard today behind our sponsors is “The Now” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: Overearth/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at