This episode is sponsored by, Arculus and FTX US.

Over the past few weeks, China has instituted partial or full lockdowns in Shanghai, Jilin, Shenzhen and other cities. While this story is barely being covered in mainstream media, the crypto and finance communities are concerned that these lockdowns could lead to even more supply chain disruptions at an extremely vulnerable moment for the global economy.

“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 “I Don't Know How To Explain It” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: wonry/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at