The Breakdown

Is This the End of the Reddit Retail Investor Dream?

As GME plummets and traditional financial media turns its attention elsewhere, where does the retail trading insurgency go from here? This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io. WallStreetBets is having a rough day. Its stocks are crashing. Champions from as recently as last week are selling out. More brokerage apps are turning off buying. In this …

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GameStop, Robinhood and the Failure of Un-Free Markets

The latest in the saga of WallStreetBets vs the world. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io. In this edition of the Breakdown’s weekly recap, NLW looks at: Robinhood’s ham-fisted explanations for why it shut down buying for GME and other stocks Why the root cause seems to have been insolvency How politicians are gearing up …

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Another Pro-Crypto Appointment in the Biden Administration?

Reports are that Chris Brummer – author of a volume on crypto assets and frequent speaker on digital currencies – will chair the CFTC. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io. On this edition of the Weekly Recap, NLW argues that while bitcoin’s price was the short-term story of the week, the medium-term story was all …

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Is Janet Yellen #Bitcoin’s Biggest Enemy or Greatest Asset? Yes

As a new administration is sworn in, how will one if its most important officials – nominated Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen – impact the digital assets space? This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io. Download this episode Today on the Brief: Jack Ma is not dead The latest in crypto M&A Deutsche Bank survey sites bitcoin …

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Will Mayor Suarez’s Miami Be the First Major City to Buy Bitcoin?

The entrepreneurial mayor brings his recruitment of tech talent to the crypto space with the potential of a 1% investment of the city’s reserves into BTC. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io. Download this episode Today on the Brief: Initial jobless claims grow the most since March Biden unveils emergency relief plan Fed Chair Powell …

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Did This Bitcoin Cycle’s FUD Phase Just Begin?

As the price crashes more than 20% in 24 hours, NLW describes the “wall of worry” around regulation that might characterize this cycle’s FUD. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and this week’s special product launch: Stacks.co. Download this episode Today on the brief: Trump ejected from social media Bakkt confirms plans to go public …

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