On this Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads:

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with today’s editing by Michele Musso and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Image credit: Yuichiro Chino/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.