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On The Brink with Castle Island

Feb 25, 2021

Namebase founder and CEO Tieshun Roquerre joins us for a discussion of Handshake, decentralized DNS, and issues with the current system of domains. In this episode: 

  • The core technical problem with DNS today
  • Why a blockchain for a decentralized DNS system makes sense
  • How Satoshi anticipated blockchain-based DNS with...

Feb 23, 2021

Andy Edstrom, a financial advisor and Head of Institutional at Swan Bitcoin joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Andy’s new book Why Buy Bitcoin and why he embarked on writing a book about Bitcoin
  • His path to understanding Bitcoin through the lens of an RIA
  • His views on the prospects of a new Bretton Woods or...

Feb 22, 2021

Core Weave chief strategy officer and former energy trader Brannin McBee joins the show to talk about the grid meltdown in Texas and the impact of renewables on the grid. In this episode: 

  • Brannin's history in energy trading and energy analytics
  • How his firm survived a 95% collapse in the price of natural gas – and...

Feb 17, 2021

Teddy Fusaro, the President of Bitwise Asset Management joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • The new Bitwise DeFi Index Fund
  • The decentralized finance opportunity set and the narratives driving the space
  • Teddy’s career path to cryptoassets and joining Bitwise
  • The prospects of a Bitcoin ETFs
  • Cured meats


Feb 17, 2021

BlockFi Chief Risk Officer Rene Van Kesteren joins the show to explain how crypto lender and brokerage BlockFi engages in risk management. In this episode:

  • Rene’s career trajectory and the path that led him to joining BlockFi
  • The mechanics of how BlockFi offers interest bearing accounts
  • The borrowing and lending...