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    THE HASH: Compass Mining Seen Losing Maine Facility After Failing to Pay Power Bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 19:46

    The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Troubles at crypto mining firm Compass Mining as it reportedly fails to pay its power bills. FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried denies rumors the exchange will acquire Robinhood. "The Hash" team discusses today's top stories.This episode was edited by Eleanor Pahl and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: Alex Gladstein on Why Human Rights Activists Don't Care About the Price of Bitcoin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 26:05

    A discussion with the chief strategy officer of the Human Rights Foundation. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. NLW is joined today by Alex Gladstein, chief strategy officer of the Human Rights Foundation. They discuss the Oslo Freedom Forum, the human rights use case for Bitcoin and what Alex is excited about heading into the bear market. Find out guest on Twitter: @gladstein-Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. 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: Vasil Dimitrov/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    THE HASH: Voyager Digital Issues Default Notice to Three Arrows Capital, More Short Sellers Betting Against Tether

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 16:52

    The most valuable crypto stories for Monday, June 27, 2022. "The Hash" team discusses today's top stories, including Voyager Digital issuing default notice to Three Arrows Capital, FTX Token DAO's fundraise and more hedge funds betting against stablecoin tether.This episode was edited by Eleanor Pahl and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: The Battle for Self-Hosted Wallets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 14:41

    People should be able to custody their own assets without burdensome compliance. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. On today's episode, NLW explores the ongoing policy debate around “unhosted” (or, as crypto users call them – “self-hosted”) wallets, looking at MiCA legislation in Europe, an updated policy for the U.K. and hints from the Biden administration in the U.S. -Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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: Westend61/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: Putin Weaponizes Inflation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 15:37

    Examining a recent propaganda speech from the Russian leader. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. On this week's “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW builds off of Stack Hödler's thread on a recent Putin speech to examine the Russian leader's weaponization of inflation. -Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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: Contributor/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: Slouching Toward Crypto Winter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 17:39

    The Great Repricing continues. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. In this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW argues that this week saw the crypto community settling into the bear market. He looks at why both the macro landscape and crypto's recent string of problems could be the beginning of a longer lull. -Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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: gece33/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    THE HASH: A New Chapter of Web3: Solana Unveils Smartphone ‘Saga'; Moody's Downgrades Coinbase

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 27:13

    The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, June 24, 2022. "The Hash" team discusses Solana doubling down on its Web3 push with the latest Web3 Android smartphone "Saga," and ratings agency Moody's downgrading Coinbase's (COIN) corporate debt.This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: Can a Solana Phone Beat the Bear?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 16:53

    Plus a look at yesterday's congressional hearing about the CFTC taking more authority around crypto.This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. On today's episode, NLW looks at two big events:Congress held a committee meeting about the role of the CFTC in regulating and overseeing the crypto industrySolana announced a new crypto-native mobile development stack as well as an Android phone called the Solana Saga -Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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: MR.Cole_Photographer/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Consensus Conversations 2022: Wrap Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 15:19

    This is “Consensus Conversations 2022” a week later, moderated by Michele Musso, producer at CoinDesk, with a speaker panel of Features & Opinion Managing Editor Ben Schiller, Chiefs Insights Columnist David Z. Morris and Deputy Editor-in-Chief Zack Seward.They discuss their sessions at Consensus 2022, and what has happened a week later. This show is produced, announced and moderated by Michele Musso . Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is by Elison.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: Powell Finally Talks Recession

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 16:09

    In testimony on the Hill, the Fed chairman is grilled about whether interest rate increases are going to cause an economic decline. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. For the past two days, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has been testifying on the Hill before both committees in the Senate and House. One of the most pointed discussions has been around the possibility that the Fed's rapid about-face on interest rates and other market support might have the unintended consequence of dropping the economy into a recession. -Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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: Win McNamee/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    THE HASH: Voyager Digital's Liquidity Crisis, and Binance Signs NFT Partnership With Football Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 27:07

    The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, June 23, 2022. "The Hash" hosts discuss Voyager Digital cutting daily-user withdrawal limit to $10,000, Coinbase phasing out "Coinbase Pro," and Binance's new NFT partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo.This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: Is Miner Selling Contributing to Bitcoin's Price Troubles?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 17:40

    Looking at data from the last few months to see whether miners have had to increase selling to cover costs.This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. On today's episode, NLW looks at the state of bitcoin miners' balance sheets. Specifically, he looks at increased selling of bitcoin over the past few months, and to what extent it has to do with additional debt and leverage taken on during the bull market. -Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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: Koron/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    THE HASH: Tech Giants Set Standards for the Metaverse, Michael Saylor Calls for Regulations to Halt ‘Parade of Horribles'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 26:15

    The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, June 22, 2022. "The Hash" squad discusses Michael Saylor's call for regulatory scrutiny over some of the crypto industry's bad practices, plus major big tech companies come together to set the standards for the metaverse.This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    SOB: Cookies, Cash, Data, and Doubts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 22:18

    How to keep a cool head and healthy skepticism in a world with abundant misinformation.-When so many headlines, advertisements, and pitches are actively trying to misinform us, how do we maintain healthy skepticism without losing our minds?-This episode featured George Frankly. It featured music by Jared Rubens and Gurty Beats, with editing by GF. Art for this episode was provided by Dex Ezekiel on Unsplash and was modified by Dare to Be Stupid.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    THE HASH: BlockFi Receives $250M Credit Facility From FTX, and Elon Musk Doubles Down on Dogecoin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 27:56

    The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, June 21, 2022. "The Hash" team discusses the crypto-lending platform BlockFi securing a $250 million revolving-credit facility from FTX, and why Elon Musk is reiterating his support for dogecoin.This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: How Real Is This Relief Rally?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 16:19

    Some think we hit a local bottom while others are skeptical of the bounce. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. On today's show, NLW explores the discussion around the bitcoin relief rally of the last two days, following the crash last Friday and Saturday. Some think that there are a plethora of bottom signals that suggest we may have a mean reversion and return to being correlated with equities, after falling much faster than Nasdaq thanks to the Luna/Terra implosion. Others think that we won't find a bottom until equities find a bottom, and that doesn't seem to have happened yet. -Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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: Rudzhan Nagiev/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: How Much of the Market Meltdown Is Macro vs. Crypto Specific?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 17:55

    The industry is down bad, but is that more about the Federal Reserve or crypto institutional failures?This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. The crypto market just went through one of its most turbulent and brutal weekends in recent memory. In today's episode, NLW looks at how much the broader downturn as well as these more recent moves are being driven by the crypto specific factors such as Terra, Celsius and Three Arrows Capital, versus being just part of a larger macroeconomic re-alignment. -Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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: Leonid studio/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: The Importance of an Open Metaverse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 15:02

    Why the fight against centralization is more important than ever.This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. On this “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads a thread from Punk6529, “On Why The Metaverse Needs Crypto.”-Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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: Weiquan Lin/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: Why Coin Center Is Suing the US Government

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 18:35

    The group argues a tax provision in last year's infrastructure bill is unconstitutional. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, 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.-Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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 discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    THE HASH: Tron's TRX Jumps as DAO Deploys $220M for Token Purchase; Investors Pull Out $1.6B From Tether's Stablecoin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 18:58

    The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, June 16, 2022. "The Hash" hosts discuss Tether's new wave of redemptions as fear of market contagion spreads, and Tron DAO deploying $220 million for token purchases.This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: US Recession Odds Surge Over 70%

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 17:39

    Markets increasingly bet on economic downturn as the Fed hikes by 75 bps. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. Yesterday, the Federal Reserve increased the target Federal Funds rate by 0.75% – the biggest increase since 1994. While the markets initially popped on the news, stocks subsequently tanked and began pricing in even more economic pain to come. In today's episode, NLW looks at the growing consensus around the idea that the United States is headed towards a recession. -Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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: Drew Angerer/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: What a More Aggressive Fed Means for the Housing Market

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 16:37

    As the U.S. central bank takes increasingly dramatic steps to fight inflation, the housing market faces challenges.This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at the Federal Reserve's increasing hawkishness on inflation. He explains how market expectations around Fed interest rate raises have shifted, and also explains how the mortgage and housing markets are being impacted in ways that have potentially problematic long-term consequences. -Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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: Nuthawut Somsuk/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    THE HASH: Binance, Kraken Stick to Hiring Plans, Bill Gates Says NFTs Are ‘Based on Greater Fool' Theory

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 26:20

    The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, June 15, 2022. "The Hash" team discusses today's top stories: Binance, Kraken and Nexo are among the crypto firms sticking to their hiring plans despite a market downturn, Bill Gates slams non-fungible tokens (NFT) while Kevin O'Leary says a “panic event” is needed before crypto bottoms.This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    THE HASH: Crypto Winter - Coinbase Latest Company to Cut Jobs, Following BlockFi & Crypto.com

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 25:18

    The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, June 14, 2022. "The Hash" team discusses today's top stories as crypto markets bleed $1 billion in liquidation: Coinbase will cut more than 1,000 jobs, SEC's Gary Gensler warns about high-yield products offered by crypto lenders and El Salvador loses half of its bitcoin investment amid market turmoil.This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: The Second Horseman of the Cryptopocalypse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 15:09

    Celsius joins Terra in driving the market to new lows. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. On today's episode, NLW looks at the market's reaction to Celsius' struggle to remain solvent. He also examines to what extent the recent downturn is being driven by Celsius and other crypto-specific considerations, compared with being a by-product of larger macro trends. -Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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: Catya_Shok/Getty Images. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: Sens. Cynthia Lummis and Kirsten Gillibrand on the Responsible Financial Innovation Act

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 21:49

    The senators discuss how the bill came together, and why crypto remains bipartisan. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. Today on “The Breakdown,” Sens. Cynthia Lummis and Kirsten Gillibrand join NLW to discuss their recently released Responsible Financial Innovation Act. They discuss:How Senator Gillibrand came to be interested in the topic. How “ancillary assets” came to be defined for digital assets.The bill's approach to investor protections. Stablecoins vs CBDCs. And much more. Find our guests on Twitter:@SenLummis@SenGillibrand-Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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: Rob Mitchell/CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Consensus Conversations 2022: Day 2 at ACC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 34:51

    This episode was presented by the Oak Network.This is “Consensus Conversations 2022” live from Austin, Texas, moderated by Michele Musso, producer at CoinDesk, with a speaker panel of Managing Editor of Markets, Brad Keoun; Chiefs Insights Columnist David Z. Morris; and former Managing Editor of Podcasts, still host of Markets Daily and CEO of 330.ai, Adam B. Levine. They discuss their sessions at Consensus 2022, the recent drop in Ethereum with its merge being pushed back yet again, the financial complexity that is creeping into crypto and the response to Coinbase CEO tweeting ‘You Will Be Fired'.This show is produced, announced and moderated by Michele Musso with additional production support from Mike McCarthy. Our theme song is by Elison.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: Why New York City Might Be the Right Model for the Metaverse, Feat. Mathieu Nouzareth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 18:48

    Plus, what Web 3 needs to attract new audiences.This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. On today's interview, NLW is joined by Mathieu Nouzareth, the CEO of The Sandbox. The Sandbox is one of the leading metaverse platforms today, with deep roots in gaming. In this conversation, they look at the state of metaverse build out, what Web 3 needs to work on building next and why cities are a model for how to design metaverses. Find our guest on Twitter: @mnouz-Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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: Rob Mitchell/CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Money Reimagined: DAOs on a Social Mission With Kimbal Musk and Tracey Bowen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 26:23

    his episode is sponsored by EY.Live from Consensus in Austin, Texas, "Money Reimagined" hosts Michael Casey and Sheila Warren sit down with Kimbal Musk, co-founder and executive chairman of Big Green, and H.E.R. DAO Founder, Tracey Bowen to discuss their ESG projects and how DAOs are advancing them.This episode was produced and edited by Michele Musso with announcements by Adam B. Levine with additional production support from Eleanor Pahl. Our theme song is “Shepard.”-EY is proud to sponsor “Money Reimagined.” As businesses prepare for the token economy, EY is committed to building a better working world and connecting global business ecosystems on the public Ethereum blockchain. To learn more about the EY Blockchain portfolio of products and services, visit blockchain.ey.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Consensus Conversations 2022: Day One at ACC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 42:47

    This episode was presented by the Oak Network.This is “Consensus Conversations 2022” live from Austin, Texas, moderated by Michele Musso, producer at CoinDesk, with a speaker panel of Ben Schiller, managing editor, features & opinion; Chiefs Insights Columnist David Z. Morris; and former Managing Editor of Podcasts, still host of Markets Daily and CEO of 330.ai, Adam B. Levine. They discuss the experience of Consensus 2022, recent markets, inflation, the changes within the crypto space and what to expect moving forward. This show is produced and moderated by Michele Musso . Our Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz with additional production support from Mike McCarthy. Our theme song is by Elison.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: Nic Carter on How to Make the Best of a Bear Market

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 26:38

    An interview with the Castle Island Ventures founding partner.This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. NLW is joined on “The Breakdown” by Nic Carter, the founding partner at Castle Island Ventures. In this conversation, they discuss the market cycle, what's valuable about being in a bear market and the promise of decentralized finance on the Lightning Network. Find our guest on Twitter: @nic__carter-Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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: Rob Mitchell/CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    THE HASH: Jay-Z, Jack Dorsey Unveil ‘Bitcoin Academy' and Seth Green Buys Back Stolen Bored Ape

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 39:32

    The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, June 10, 2022. "The Hash" team shares their takes on the "Bitcoin Academy" plans from Jay-Z to Jack Dorsey, the fate of Seth Green's Bored Ape NFT and the Optimism attacker returning 17 million stolen tokens.This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: Crypto's Appetite for Legal Battles Is Growing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 13:16

    Custodia Bank has sued the Federal Reserve.This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. There is a growing appetite among crypto companies to avail themselves of the legal system to fight for what they believe. This week, Custodia Bank (formerly Avanti), run by Caitlin Long, filed suit against the Federal Reserve for failing to process the bank's master account application. Grayscale, meanwhile, has hired President Obama's former Solicitor General, Neal Katyal, to have legal resources to mount a challenge depending on the results of their application to convert the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust into an exchange-traded fund. -Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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: Vasil Dimitrov/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    THE HASH: Terraform Labs Loses US Appeal Over SEC Subpoena and ApeCoin Community Votes to Stay on Ethereum.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 35:46

    The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, June 9, 2022. "The Hash" team discusses billionaire investor Mike Novogratz's prediction on the fate of crypto hedge funds, and they chat about the ApeCoin community's vote on staying on Ethereum.This episode has been edited by Michele Musso. Our Executive Producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BREAKDOWN: Bitcoin Is Human Rights Technology

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 13:44

    Human rights advocates refute the claim that crypto is useless.This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR and FTX US. Crypto critics have been emboldened lately. The New York Times this week published an article seemingly meant to convince people that because early bitcoin mining was concentrated, bitcoin's ideal of decentralization was somehow compromised. The newspaper also published a Paul Krugman op-ed saying that bitcoin hadn't found any uses in 15 years. That op-ed happened to come out on the same day that 21 human rights activists from around the world wrote an impassioned letter to U.S. politicians about why crypto had been essential to their work. -Nexo is an all-in-one platform where you can buy crypto with a bank card and earn up to 16% interest on your assets. On the platform you can also swap 300+ market pairs and borrow against your crypto from 0% APR. Sign up at nexo.io by June 30 and receive up to $150 in BTC.-NEAR is a blockchain for a world reimagined. Through simple, secure, and scalable technology, NEAR empowers millions to invent and explore new experiences. Business, creativity, and community are being reimagined for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Find out more at NEAR.org.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“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: Vasil Dimitrov/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.