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On The Brink with Castle Island

Feb 26, 2021

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

  • Is Bitcoin more reliable than Fedwire?
  • Are stablecoins already superior to legacy infrastructure?
  • Tether-Tron transactions exceed Tether-Ethereum
  • The social utility of trading wholesale energy
  • One chapter in the Tether saga closes
  • Is the Tether...

Feb 25, 2021

Namebase founder and CEO Tieshun Roquerre joins us for a discussion of Handshake, decentralized DNS, and issues with the current system of domains. In this episode: 

  • The core technical problem with DNS today
  • Why a blockchain for a decentralized DNS system makes sense
  • How Satoshi anticipated blockchain-based DNS with...

Feb 23, 2021

Andy Edstrom, a financial advisor and Head of Institutional at Swan Bitcoin joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Andy’s new book Why Buy Bitcoin and why he embarked on writing a book about Bitcoin
  • His path to understanding Bitcoin through the lens of an RIA
  • His views on the prospects of a new Bretton Woods or...

Feb 22, 2021

Core Weave chief strategy officer and former energy trader Brannin McBee joins the show to talk about the grid meltdown in Texas and the impact of renewables on the grid. In this episode: 

  • Brannin's history in energy trading and energy analytics
  • How his firm survived a 95% collapse in the price of natural gas – and...

Feb 19, 2021

Nic and Matt break down the headlines in yet another week of ATHs. In this episode: 

  • Our cured meat scandal
  • We dissect crypto mafias
  • Necessary conditions for a corporate mafia to form
  • Microstrategy's speculative attack on the dollar
  • How the corporate adoption story took us by surprise
  • Is there a goodwill dividend for...