This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW examines the upcoming Federal Reserve winding down, or taper, of its support for the markets. This includes scaling back its bond-buying programs, a process that could begin as early as next month and conclude the middle of next year. Plus, the Fed may raise interest rates before the end of 2022. Additionally, on the Brief, he covers:

  • A $50 million fundraise for a former ConsenSys exec
  • A new social token focused accelerator
  • Invesco and Galaxy team on crypto ETFs

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell 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 “Only in Time” by Abloom. Image credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.