This episode is sponsored by, NEAR and FTX US.

On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at two stories from the past week in crypto. The first is advocacy group Coin Center’s lawsuit against the U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS around what it argues is an unconstitutional surveillance provision in last year’s infrastructure law. The second is the announcement of Web5 from Jack Dorsey’s TBD.

“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: DNY59/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at