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On The Brink with Castle Island

Jan 31, 2022

Veteran Bitcoin commentator and inventor of Drivechains Paul Sztorc joins the show to talk Bitcoin's sustainability and the role of merged mined side chains. In this episode: 

  • Why Paul is the ‘Steely Dan’ of Bitcoin
  • Revisiting ‘Measuring decentralization’
  • Revisiting Paul’s argument on Proof of Stake being...

Jan 28, 2022

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

  • Fidelity's Wise Origin spot Bitcoin ETF is denied
  • Putin walks back the central bank ban on mining
  • NY isn’t processing BitLicense applications
  • Facebook is selling their IP being Diem/Libra to Silvergate
  • Ripple buys out their Series C...

Jan 25, 2022

Chris King, Founder & CEO of Eaglebrook Advisors, a digital assets SMA platform, join the show. In this episode, we discuss:

  • Eaglebrook’s Series A announcement
  • Chris’ path into the digital assets space and the origins of Eaglebrook Advisors
  • Crypto penetration in the RIA and asset management space
  • Inflection points...

Jan 24, 2022

Will Peck, the head of digital asset at WisdomTree joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Will’s path to WisdomTree and how the firm began researching digital assets
  • How WisdomTree is approaching exchange traded products in the public blockchain ecosystem
  • Views on the Bitcoin futures ETF products vs. the...

Jan 21, 2022

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

  • We cover the witness selection for the House energy hearing on Bitcoin mining
  • The SEC goes to war with its employee union
  • The SEC rejects the Skybridge Bitcoin ETF proposal
  • GBTC is trading at a 30% discount
  • Walmart is building its own...