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On The Brink with Castle Island

May 19, 2023

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

  • Nic and Matt reminisce on the Bitcoin Miami conference
  • Ripple wins a key victory over the SEC in the Hinman test
  • Texas passes a proof of reserve bill
  • The SEC alleges that Filecoin is a security 
  • What's the deal with Worldcoin? 
  • How biometrics and...

May 17, 2023

Chris Ellis, Head of Strategic Initiatives at FactSet and Tim Rice, founder of Coin Metrics join the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • The partnership between FactSet and Coin Metrics how the companies are jointly going to market.
  • How FactSet thinks about partnerships and how digital assets has evolved as an area of...

May 8, 2023

Steven Walbroehl, the co-founder and CTO of Halborn joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Steven’s crypto origin story and how he began tinkering with public blockchains.
  • How Halborn’s work differs across traditional financial services customers versus decentralized organization customers.
  • Basic...

May 2, 2023

Simon Forster and Duncan Trenholme of TP ICAP join the show. In this episode we discuss: 

- TP ICAP's journey in the crypto / blockchain space. 
- The market structure for institutional cryptoasset trading. 
- The future of tokenization and the types of assets that are likely to be represented on chain. 
- The...

Apr 19, 2023

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

  • The performance of Bitcoin as a macro asset over the past year.
  • The current regulatory environment and how the USA is losing its lead versus other countries in the digital asset ecosystem.
  • The prospect of...