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On The Brink with Castle Island

May 17, 2024

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

  • The Senate votes to repeal SAB121
  • Which Democrats defied Biden on SAB121?
  • Chuck Schumer breaks with Warren
  • Paul Ryan’s pro-stablecoin comments on Bloomberg
  • CME is launching a spot crypto exchange
  • The State of Wisconsin owns over $100m of...


May 10, 2024

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

  • The SAB121 repeal bill passes the House with 21 Democrat votes
  • Biden threatens to veto SAB121 repeal
  • Trump endorses crypto
  • Is Gensler a liability for Biden?
  • A scandal deepens at the FDIC
  • Senator Warren defends the embattled FDIC chair
  • Robinhood...


May 6, 2024

Will Peck, Head of Digital Assets at WisdomTree re-joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • WisdomTree’s journey in digital assets and the firm’s strategy in the area.
  • Views on the launch of spot Bitcoin ETFs in the United States.
  • Will’s views on tokenization and how the firm is approaching this category.


May 3, 2024

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

  • Matt get’s 2nd in Jeopardy at ETH Boston
  • We reminisce over Nic’s 2020 holiday quiz
  • Ian Cain’s Senate candidacy in MA
  • CZ get 4 months in prison
  • The significance of ‘4’
  • Did CZ deserve his sentence?
  • Roger Ver arrested for tax fraud
  • Tough week of...


Apr 29, 2024

Ian Cain, republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the state of Massachusetts against Elizabeth Warren joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Ian’s personal background and path to politics.
  • How he became interested in emerging / blockchain technology.
  • Qubic Labs and fostering a startup ecosystem in...