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On The Brink with Castle Island

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...

Apr 5, 2021

Jeth Soetoyo, the founder and CEO of Pintu, a cryptoasset brokerage based on Indonesia joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Jeth’s path to the cryptoasset industry and his journey from Consensys to business school to founding Pintu
  • Views on stablecoin adoption and how Jeth and team are approaching this with...

Apr 2, 2021

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

  • A crisis with our dice manufacturers
  • Visa will enable USDC settlements on their payment network
  • Paypal turns on Bitcoin payments for 29m merchants
  • Are Paypal transactions actual Bitcoin expenditures?
  • Sillvergate working with Fidelity to provide...

Mar 31, 2021

Rafael Cosman, cofounder and CEO of TrustToken, joins the show to talk stablecoins and TrueFi, their non-fully collateralized lending protocol. In this episode: 

  • TrustToken's various stablecoins that they administer
  • The real-time stablecoin attestations TrustToken has done with Armanino
  • How a real time attestation...