This episode is sponsored by, Circle and Kraken.

On today’s episode, NLW explores the state of the market in the wake of the collapse of FTX and Alameda Research. He looks at hedge funds that have reported funds stuck on FTX as well as overall liquidity conditions. He also looks at the divergence between crypto and other risk assets over the last two weeks.

“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. Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at