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On The Brink with Castle Island

Jul 28, 2023

Matt and Nic are back with another week of news and deals. In this episode: 

  • Nic's issues editing the show
  • Why Washington is attacking PoR 
  • Why Big 4 audit firms aren't working on PoR 
  • The Financial Innovation and Technology in the 21st Century bill (FIT) passes out of committee in the House 
  • Six Democrats defect and...

Jul 26, 2023

In this episode, we hosted Richard Meissner, CTO of Safe, to illuminate the state of adoption of smart contract wallets following the roll out of ERC-4337 (an effort to standardize account abstraction on Ethereum). Our conversation covers:
  • The limitations of smart contract wallets in a multi-chain universe
  • Account...

Jul 21, 2023

Matt and Nic are back with more deals and news. In this episode: 

  • Was XRP discovered or created?
  • The saga of Otter 841
  • Matt’s wildlife trouble
  • More SAB121 chaos
  • Rep Ritchie Torres sends Gensler a tough letter
  • What is the Torres Doctrine?
  • Terraform labs has a new CEO
  • Our theories for why Nasdaq pulled the plug on...

Jul 14, 2023

Matt and Nic are back with a huge week in the markets. In this episode: 

  • Ripple gets a key win in their summary judgment versus the SEC
  • Implications for XRP holders
  • Implications for exchanges and other tokens
  • Prometheum’s denials about their ties to the CCP don’t hold water How Prometheum is a Potemkin...

Jul 10, 2023

Amir Haleem, the founder of Nova Labs (formerly named Helium, Inc) joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • The origin of Helium and the Helium network
  • Amir’s views on L1 blockchains and the path that the company took in evaluating building its own chain versus building on an existing L1.
  • Decentralized Physical...