This episode is sponsored by, Arculus and FTX US.

On today’s episode, NLW explores the seeming about-face by the British government on crypto. He first explores the recent tension around a March 31 registration deadline imposed by the country’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that has left many British crypto companies looking abroad. Then, he looks at news yesterday of a major push by the British Treasury to make the country into an innovation hub around crypto and digital assets – going so far as to say that they will mint an official NFT.

“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: Justin Tallis/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at