This episode is sponsored by, Circle and Kraken.

For our concluding episode of “Grateful for Bitcoin,” NLW chats with Jason Maier, who is currently working on a book on a progressive’s case for bitcoin. In this conversation, they discuss which progressive values align with bitcoin’s impact in the world, and why bitcoin has been so successful in remaining nonpartisan.

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Michele Musso 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: SEAN GLADWELL /Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at