BREAKDOWN: Why Bitcoin Crashed

The weekend saw more than $2.5 billion in liquidations.

This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at the dramatic move downward in the crypto markets that started late Friday night U.S. time. He looks at both market structure factors such as low liquidity and thin weekend order books as well as macro factors including, insecurity around the new Omicron variant as well as a tightening Fed policy. 

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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 “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: iNueng/iStock/Getty Images Plus, modified by CoinDesk.

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