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

The week ended badly. Equities were down big and over the weekend crypto followed, with bitcoin (BTC) dipping under $20,000 and ether (ETH) losing 14% following Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s speech Friday at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. On today’s episode NLW explores how the markets are internalizing the reality of a “higher-for-longer” Fed.

“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 “The Now” by Aaron Sprinkle and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Bartolome Ozonas/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at