This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and FTX US.

On this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads:

“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 “War” by Enoch Yang. Image credit: Violka08/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.