As Economic Indicators Get Worse, the US Revs Up the Next Multi-Trillion Stimulus

The Breakdown Weekly Recap covers growing U.S.-China tensions, worsening job numbers and the next casual $1-$3 trillion in stimulus. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency […]

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Social Media Is Democracy’s Faultline: The Breakdown Weekly Recap

From PayPal crypto confirmed to action in central bank digital currencies, these were six themes shaping the week. On this edition of the Weekly Recap, NLW explores: Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk […]

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The Mixed Signals Economy: The Breakdown Weekly Recap

Jobless claims are down, coronavirus cases are up and the markets simply don’t know what to do. On The Breakdown’s Weekly Recap, NLW explores: The final tally on the TikTok Doge viral campaign  The growing geopolitical tension between China and the U.S. and where it’s manifesting  Positive economic indicators in reduced jobless claims Negative economic […]

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It’s Time for a Revolution in Financial Education, Feat. Tyrone Ross

To decrease wealth inequality, one passionate financial adviser argues why financial education needs different content, from different voices, delivered through different channels. Financial education and financial literacy are at crisis levels in this country. Financial advisers spend billions on advertising but a fraction of that on education. The resources that are available tend to be […]

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The Robinhood Chad Index Versus Doomer Internet Money

This week, the wildest, most nonsensical, volatile part of the market wasn’t bitcoin, it was the “Robinhood Rally” in equities. The stock market has long been disconnected from the underlying economy, but much of what happened this week – particularly the pumping of bankrupt company stocks – suggests that something new is afoot.  In this episode, […]

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The Breakdown Weekly: The Revolution Will Be Retweeted

A recap of one of the most significant weeks in recent American political history. The Breakdown Weekly Recap looks at the key themes that shaped the week. On this week’s episode, NLW discusses: Monday’s Breakdown | The Power and Peril of the ‘Bitcoin Fixes This’ Meme  Tuesday’s Breakdown | Bitcoin, Cellphones and the Citizen Tools of Anti-Authoritarianism, […]

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The US Government’s Mixed Signals on Digital Currency Privacy

To look at the U.S. government, it is the best of times and the worst of times for personal financial privacy.  On the one hand, in comments before the Senate Financial Services Committee, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said his agency’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, is planning stricter regulations on anti-money laundering and crypto.  […]

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Why High-Profile Defections Aren’t Libra’s Biggest Challenge

Libra has lost another Association member, but according to @nlw that’s likely low on its worries list, plus Square’s LN efforts & TON’s SEC support. News broke yesterday the Libra Association had seen its eighth high-profile defection, this time from the telecom giant Vodafone. In today’s episode of The Breakdown, @nlw argues Association membership is […]

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Taylor Monahan on Crypto’s Divergent Possibilities in 2020

Taylor Monahan is the founder and CEO of MyCrypto. In this interview as part of The Breakdown’s end of year coverage, she argues that the level of discourse in crypto matured in 2019, with more focus on things that actually matter. That’s important, because in 2020, she predicts a major fork-in-the-road moment, where the industry […]

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Tom Shaughnessy and Jordan Clifford on Layer 1 Wars, Token Economics and a Shift to Applications

Tom Shaughnessy is a co-founder of Delphi Digital as well as the host of the Chain Reaction podcast. Jordan Clifford is managing director of Scalar Capital. In this end of year interview for The Breakdown, Tom argues that the big story of 2019 was actually the fact that it was all about “quiet” building. When […]

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