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On The Brink with Castle Island

Dec 29, 2023

Matt and Nic return for the last week of 2023. In this episode:

  • South Shore bar pie
  • Our 2024 resolutions
  • Was Barry Silbert the main character
  • Bitcoin miners had a good year
  • ARK is selling their GBTC holdings
  • The Cointucky Derby
  • Will an ETH ETF be a fast follow?
  • Will ETF sponsors sue the SEC over cash create for...

Dec 27, 2023

In this episode, we sit down with Jill Gunter, co-founder of Espresso, to discuss:
  • Espresso's original mission and the challenges of building a privacy solution
  • Shifting direction to focus on building infrastructure to help L2 rollups decentralize
  • The role of a sequencer in a rollup and how Espresso intends...

Dec 25, 2023

Ryan Selkis, the co-founder and CEO of Messari joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • The regulatory landscape and how the industry should be prioritizing policy initiatives.
  • Grayscale, GBTC and the evolution of exchange traded products.
  • The institutional market and the impact of a Bitcoin ETF.
  • The many failures...

Dec 22, 2023

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

  • Matt’s tree crisis
  • The Jamie Dimon Elizabeth Warren nexus
  • Is there a really a revolving door between crypto and the government?
  • Warren’s latest volley of letters
  • Promethian gets authorization to start trading
  • We recap the inscriptions...

Dec 21, 2023

Dan Tapiero, the founder and Managing Partner of 10T Holdings and 1RoundTable Partners joins this show. In this episode we discuss:

  • The state of the crypto/blockchain markets since the FTX collapse.
  • The impact of the Bitcoin ETF on fund flows in the industry.
  • The market for growth and secondary investing.
  • The LP...