After the Merge, How Do We Think About Change Within Bitcoin?



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For this edition of “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads and discusses Chris Castiglione’s “Bitcoin Should Change … Slowly,” as well as a Twitter thread by Dan McArdle.

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Bleak Week as Bitcoin Hits 3-Month Low



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On today’s episode, NLW looks at why bitcoin hit a three-month low over the weekend. He also discusses traders’ predictions about the upcoming interest rate hike at this week’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting and a new enforcement action from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Why Today’s News Tells You Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 Crypto Bear Market



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On today’s episode, NLW breaks down the day’s news in terms of how it demonstrates the archetypes of the 2022 crypto bear market, looking at:

Market moves A DeFi hack CBDCs Regulatory enforcement Regulatory positivity Regulatory weirdness Pre-narrative institutionalization Post-narrative institutionalization A slew of random fundraising Innovation that may drive a bull market –

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'Housing Recession?' How the Beleaguered Real Estate Market Tells the Story of the Broader Economy



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On today’s episode, NLW looks at the housing market, which has shifted dramatically in the last six months. Mortgages today cost more than double what they did last year – the biggest year-over-year jump since those numbers started being recorded in 1975. Homebuilder sentiment is down for the ninth consecutive month – the first time that’s happened since 1985. All in all, the picture being painted isn’t pretty. Is it a “housing recession?”

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The Single-Mandate Fed Says There Are Too Many Employed People



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On Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised the benchmark federal funds rate by 75 basis points, the third consecutive hike of that size. The market expected this, but reacted negatively to projections the federal funds rate will remain elevated all the way through 2023. NLW breaks it down, with an emphasis on why the labor market has become the biggest question mark in the Federal Reserve’s fight to contain inflation.

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Europe’s Energy Crisis



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European energy markets have been roiled as the price of energy futures rockets to up to 30 times the five-year average. In the U.K., restrictions on the cost of energy have been lifted, increasing prices by two to five times overnight. Across Europe, governments are considering radical interventions. NLW breaks down what’s going on with the European energy crisis.

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Paraguay President Vetoes Crypto Bill



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On today’s episode, NLW does a global regulatory check-in, focused on:

A veto for crypto mining regulation in Paraguay Brazil’s biggest bank exploring decentralized finance with the central bank El Salvador sees more Bitcoin Bond delays South Korea suggests initial coin offering ban has been a failure

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D.C. vs. Saylor



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On today’s episode, we look at the District of Columbia’s new lawsuit against Michael Saylor claiming that he has lived in D.C. for more than the requisite 183 days a year that would require him to pay taxes. NLW explores the reactions to the news, as well as previewing what he predicts will be an action-packed autumn when it comes to regulatory engagement.

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Does AML Even Work?



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Today on “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads and discusses David Z. Morris’ “The Perverse Impacts of the Anti-Money-Laundering System.”

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‘Piles of Risk’: An Outlook for Autumn



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NLW reviews the key events from August with an eye to how they will shape September and the fall, including:

Sanctions The Merge Institutionalization Fundraising Regulation, legislation and enforcement –

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