This episode is sponsored by, Arculus and FTX US.

On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW explores whether large firms – either from traditional finance or big tech – can be good actors in the Web 3 space? He specifically explores BlackRock’s Circle investment, Meta’s fee announcement and Epic Games’ new funding to build its own metaverse.

“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. Jared Schwartz 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: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at