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CoinDesk Podcast Network
The top stories and best shows in the blockchain world, delivered daily from the team at CoinDesk.
September 3, 2020
BREAKDOWN: DeFi Degens Are Crypto’s Suicide Squad
A look at the subculture and ethos driving the white-hot DeFi space, which has grown from $2 billion to $9 billion in total value locked in just two months.
September 2, 2020
BREAKDOWN: Let Them Eat Equities! The Economic Chickens Come Home to Roost, Feat. Luke Gromen
One of the best-known macro analysts breaks down last week’s Jerome Powell speech and whether it truly represents a new policy era for the Federal Reserve.
September 1, 2020
BREAKDOWN: Financial Postmodernism and the Great Inflation Debate
This Best of The Breakdown August 2020 edition features commentary from Hugh Hendry, Preston Pysh and Adam Tooze.
August 31, 2020
BREAKDOWN: US Stock Market Cap to GDP Reaches 190%, Eclipsing Dot-Com Bubble High
The booming stock market is driven by perception of the Federal Reserve’s commitment to high prices and growing individual trading, but how sustainable is it?
August 30, 2020
BREAKDOWN: The Case for $500,000 Bitcoin
The Winklevoss brothers make an argument that, in the long run, bitcoin is the only good safe haven.
August 29, 2020
BREAKDOWN: The End of an Era? Why Bitcoin and MMT Won the Week
Fed Chair Jerome Powell tried to make it seem like the end of an era, but didn’t inspire confidence in the central bank’s ability to lead in the era that comes next.
August 28, 2020
BREAKDOWN: The Anxiety Index... 4 Fear Factors Shaping the Economy
From COVID-19 relapses to election insecurity, these factors drive defensiveness up and demand down.
August 27, 2020
BREAKDOWN: Everything You Need to Know About Jerome Powell's Jackson Hole Speech
The Federal Reserve Chair announced a slate of new policy approaches, but are they inspired or impotent?
August 26, 2020
BREAKDOWN: The Battle to Get Dictator’s Seized Millions to 62,000 Venezuelan Health Heroes
How crypto-powered Airtm is teaming with Venezuela’s opposition government to distribute $18 million in funds the U.S. seized from the Maduro dictatorship, featuring Airtm CEO Ruben Galindo.
August 25, 2020
BREAKDOWN: An Unintended Consequence of Low Interest Rates? The Big Get Bigger
As companies have to shift their business model to contend with low interest rates, the largest find themselves in a comparatively better situation.
August 24, 2020
BREAKDOWN: How Much Should We Fear Post-Crisis Debt or Inflation? Feat. Adam Tooze
An economic historian and one of Foreign Policy’s “Top Global Thinkers of the Decade” discusses post-COVID-19 global economics and politics.
August 23, 2020
BREAKDOWN: Why Are Traditional Investors So Hungry for Yield Curve Control?
When FOMC minutes suggested the Federal Reserve might not employ yield curve control, the markets reacted angrily.
August 22, 2020
BREAKDOWN: People Aren’t Buying the ‘Great American Recovery’ Narrative
Despite the stock market returning to all-time highs, many can’t shake the feeling that all is not well in the economy.
August 21, 2020
BREAKDOWN: Winter Is Coming... Examining the Economy's Eight-Body Problem
From the devastation of the service industry to never-ending central bank intervention, these factors make predicting the future of the economy nearly impossible.
August 20, 2020
BREAKDOWN: The Most Pro-Bitcoin Politicians in the US
Whether fighting for reduced taxes for staking or regulatory sandboxes for tokens, these politicians break the mold when it comes to digital assets.
August 19, 2020
BREAKDOWN: S&P5 vs. S&P 500: The Real Story of the Stock Market Recovery
The S&P 500 has recovered to hit new all-time highs but how real is it, and how are leading finance minds interpreting the recovery?
August 18, 2020
BREAKDOWN: How Excess Capital and Low Interest Rates Reshaped Silicon Valley, Feat. Chris McCann
A conversation with a VC about changes in fintech, crypto and how public market trends shape the startup scene.
August 17, 2020
BREAKDOWN: What’s Actually Happening With Inflation Right Now
The numbers are all over the place and the narratives are even more complicated, so what’s the real story with inflation?
August 16, 2020
LEIGH: Meet a Freelance Cypherpunk Developer in Africa
Fodé Diop, founder of the Dakar Bitcoin Developers meetup in Senegal speaks with CoinDesk’s Leigh Cuen about bitcoin in Africa.
August 16, 2020
BREAKDOWN: Is Asteroid Mining Really Our Best Argument for Bitcoin Over Gold?
After a Winklevoss encounter highlights Elon Musk’s space mining dreams, maybe we should remind ourselves of the right-here-at-home benefits bitcoin brings.