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On The Brink with Castle Island

Feb 28, 2022

Meow CEO Brandon Arvanaghi and CTO Bryce Crawford join the show to cover crypto yields and how they make them accessible to corporate treasuries. In this episode: 

  • The origins of the name
  • Bryce and Brandon’s backgrounds
  • The purpose of getting access to crypto yields while staying in dollars
  • How Meow manages risks in...

Feb 25, 2022

Matt and Nic return for another insane week of news and deals. 

  • Russia invades Ukraine
  • Will Russia get kicked off SWIFT?
  • Are there alternatives to SWIFT?
  • Laura Shin identifies  the alleged DAO hacker
  • Is Bitcoin’s privacy fundamentally broken?
  • Chainalysis demixes Wasabi transactions
  • Was the DAO hacker even guilty of a...

Feb 23, 2022

Leo Lucisano of Decentral Park Capital joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Leo’s regulatory predictions for 2022 and the beliefs that informed his blog post.
  • Views on how DeFi would evolve in the face of a harsher treatment from the SEC.
  • The emerging crypto lobby and how this will shape future elections and...

Feb 21, 2022

Co-chairman of Stronghold Digital Mining Bill Spence and CEO Gregory Beard join the show. Stronghold is a vertically integrated Bitcoin miner that uses waste coal to power their operations – while also remediating this environmentally damaging product. We dive into this fascinating, and counter-intuitive story. In...

Feb 18, 2022

Matt and Nic return for a huge week of news and a big CIV announcement. In this episode: 

  • Matt scans the Coinbase QR code ad
  • The post-Superbowl backlash against crypto ads
  • Is there any hope for music NFTs
  • Castle Island announces a third fund
  • Binance buys a stake in Forbes
  • Is Circle a bet on interest rates?
  • Our thoughts...