BREAKDOWN: Oslo Freedom Forum and Why Bitcoin Matters
The annual conference showcases people and ideas working to increase freedom throughout the world.
On today’s episode, NLW looks at a number of topics from across the crypto space and wider economy, including:
- New Fed data about the percentage of Americans using crypto.
- Wall Street’s banking lobby getting nervous about central bank digital currencies.
- The European Central Bank’s latest paper about crypto and systemic risk.
- Institutional outflows.
- Bitcoin’s appearances at the Oslo Freedom Forum.
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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsors is “Catnip” by Famous Cats and “I Don’t Know How To Explain It” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: RomoloTavani/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.