BREAKDOWN: The Geopolitics of Crypto, With Jill Gunter

The Expresso Systems strategist joins to discuss bitcoin, macro, politics and more. 

This episode is sponsored by, Arculus and FTX US

Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW is joined by Espresso Systems co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Jill Gunter. She is also an investor with Slow Ventures and the former co-founder of the Open Money Initiative. In this discussion, they cover:

  • The impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on crypto and the global money system 
  • The evolution of the crypto industry since the last crypto winter 
  • Changing consumer expectations around privacy 
  • And more 


Find our guest on Twitter: @jillrgunter 

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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. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “I Don’t Know How To Explain It” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: paparazzit/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at

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