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

The Luna Foundation Guard (LFG) was created to build a bitcoin collateral backstop for the UST stablecoin. As UST began to lose its peg, the LFG’s BTC started to move. Firms like Elliptic were able to trace it only so far, but then no farther. It wasn’t until Monday morning the LFG officially commented, but some are still hungry for more information.

“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 sponsors is “Catnip” by Famous Cats and “I Don't Know How To Explain It” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: mustafahacalaki/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at