This episode is sponsored by Nexo.ioChainalysis and FTX US.

The joke du jour on FinTwit has been that the British pound is trading like an emerging market currency (or on Crypto Twitter, like a s**tcoin). On today’s episode NLW looks at what’s happening and why dollar strength is wreaking havoc around the world.

“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. Music behind our sponsors today is “Razor Red” by Sam Barsh and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: John M Lund Photography Inc/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at