Why Bitcoin and Crypto Are Crashing

Spoiler alert: It’s the Fed – same as every other risk asset.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US.

Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at one of the most important relationships in economics: the relationship between Fed statements and market actions. With bitcoin cratering under $43,000 NLW explores:

  • The Fed’s relationship with markets in general
  • Bitcoin’s relationship with equities
  • FinTwit and Crypto Twitter’s reaction to the dip

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“The Breakdown ‘’ is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and Michele Musso, 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 “Time” by OBOY. Image credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.