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On The Brink with Castle Island

Apr 16, 2021

Nic and Matt return for another week of news and deals. In this episode: 

  • Nic's feud with the NYT
  • How Lysenkoism fits in
  • Issues with the contemporary press
  • Coinbase does the biggest direct listing of all time
  • Is COIN a trojan horse for Bitcoin?
  • Coinbase mafia?
  • The best thing about Coinbase being public
  • Gary Gensler...


Apr 14, 2021

Dmitry Tokarev, the cofounder and CEO of Copper joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Dmitry’s path to crypto and the pain points that led him to starting Copper
  • How Dmitry sees the competitive landscape and how legacy financial firms are reacting
  • How MPC enables Copper to quickly add support for new blockchain...


Apr 12, 2021

The Block's Director of Research Larry Cermak and Research Analyst Mike Rogers join the show to talk through their latest report on stablecoins. In this episode: 

  • Why the Block chose to focus on stablecoins for this report
  • Larry and Mike's opinion on why stablecoins are so disproportionately dollar-based
  • China's...


Apr 9, 2021

Matt and Nic are back for deals and news of the week. In this episode: 

  • Nic 'debates' Steve Hanke
  • Update on the FUD Dice
  • Nic attempts to send a wire to Poland
  • NYDIG raises more capital and adds more insurance companies to their roster
  • Coinbase Q1 earnings are out
  • Grayscale wants to roll GBTC into an ETF
  • Tom Brady is...


Apr 7, 2021

Matthew Mežinskis, creator of the Crypto Voices Global Monetary Base project joins the show to discuss how Bitcoin stacks up against sovereign currencies. In this episode: 

  • The difference between base money and broad money
  • Why Bitcoin should be compared to base money and not the broad money supply
  • How exchanges are...