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On The Brink with Castle Island

Oct 30, 2023

Seth Priebatsch, the founder and CEO of Groma joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Seth’s entrepreneurial journey, including the founding story of LevelUp.
  • His ambitions with the founding of Groma, a company building a real-estate backed cryptocurrency.
  • The tokenization of real-world assets, including the...

Oct 27, 2023

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

  • Has there been a vibe shift? 
  • Sen Tillis and Hickenlooper introduce the PROOF Act
  • Is there a lack of crypto-native auditors? 
  • Liz Warren's plan to interfere with crypto audits 
  • What's going on with the WSJ, Warren's letter, and Hamas' crypto...

Oct 25, 2023

Mike Higgins of Hidden Road joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Mike’s career and the path to joining Hidden Road
  • Overview of Hidden Road and the prime brokerage category
  • The market structure for digital asset trading and settlement
  • The launch of Route28 and the value proposition for institutional customers

Oct 23, 2023

Amanda Tuminelli of The DeFi Education Fund joins the podcast. In this episode we discuss:

  • Amanda’s background and path to joining The DeFi Education Fund
  • The IRS “broker” rulemaking process and its potential impact on DeFi
  • The SEC’s “Exchange” rulemaking process
  • DEF’s amicus briefs on SEC vs. Coinbase

Oct 20, 2023

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

  • The Cointelegraph SNAFU 
  • The NYAG sues Gemini, Genesis, and DCG 
  • The FTX trial isn't going well for Sam 
  • The latest with FTX clawbacks
  • Elon files an amicus brief in a case against SEC
  • Sen Warren's latest anti-crypto letter 
  • Chainalysis debunks...