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On The Brink with Castle Island

May 31, 2021

Matteo Leibowitz of Uniswap and Eric Stone of Flipside Crypto join the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Uniswap v3 and how it differs from v2 and other AMMs
  • Broader implications of Uniswap v3 for DeFi
  • Uniswap v3 metrics and how the system is being used today
  • Uniswap treasury and grant program
  • How Flipside is engaging...

May 27, 2021

Matt and Nic are back for another roundup. In this episode: 

  • Elon is back
  • Our take on the mining council
  • Is Twitter Spaces killing Clubhouse?
  • Prepare yourself for Kazakh FUD
  • Is Chia driving up hard drive prices?
  • OneRiver's green Bitcoin ETF
  • The SEC asks for help regulating crypto
  • The key catalysts we're watching in...

May 24, 2021

Hass McCook is a civil engineer who has been delivering estimates of Bitcoin's energy use and CO2 emissions since 2014, as well as alternatives like gold or finance. In this episode: 

  • Hass's background in civil engineering and how it prepared him for the energy debate
  • The conflation between energy generation and...

May 21, 2021

Matt and Nic are back for another volatile week. In this episode: 

  • Nic's 72h fast
  • Nic explains the Moscow time joke on Bloomberg
  • Coinbase sells off
  • Our explanations for the selloff
  • Tax selling or Fed discussion of tapering?
  • Taproot edges towards activation
  • Eth monetary hardening - improving or impairing its...

May 17, 2021

Alex Thorn, the head of research at Galaxy Digital joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Alex’s career path and the insights that led him to diving into the crypto space
  • Perspectives on Dogecoin and whether this is an enduring phenomenon
  • Considerations for Doge market infrastructure and the status of the...