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On The Brink with Castle Island

Nov 30, 2020

Pelle Brændgaard, the cofounder and CEO of Notabene, an enterprise software company building compliance tools to enable trusted cryptoasset transactions between financial services firms, joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Pelle’s early work in distributed systems and pre-bitcoin cyber-cash projects
  • His path...

Nov 27, 2020

Nic and Matt return with a special Thanksgiving issue of OTB. In this episode: 

  • How Castle Island VC was almost Brink VC
  • The difference between financialized walled-garden gold and its Bitcoin equivalent
  • How USDC is being used in Venezuela via AirTM
  • How stablecoins are now tools of geopolitical power projection
  • Vaneck...

Nov 24, 2020

John Newbery, Bitcoin Core developer and founder of Bitcoin Optech, announces an independent nonprofit organization to support Bitcoin development, Brink. Donate here.

In this episode, we discuss the formation and mandate of Brink, as well as the developer funding context that we find ourselves in. Covered in the...

Nov 20, 2020

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

  • Nic's appearance on Bloomberg TV
  • Is Jay Clayton's departure good for the SEC?
  • Our dark horse pick for SEC Chair
  • Scaramucci's fund considers a Bitcoin position
  • Is Binance decentralized?
  • How are enterprise blockchains still going?
  • How Bitcoin is akin to...

Nov 16, 2020

Parker Lewis, head of Business Development at Unchained Capital, and author of the Gradually then Suddenly series, joins the show. In this episode: 

  • Parker's progress in our Bitcoin fantasy league
  • Our views on how Bitcoin gives purpose
  • Bitcoin's relationship to the prospects for fiscal spending
  • How the virus may have...