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On The Brink with Castle Island

May 17, 2021

Alex Thorn, the head of research at Galaxy Digital joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Alex’s career path and the insights that led him to diving into the crypto space
  • Perspectives on Dogecoin and whether this is an enduring phenomenon
  • Considerations for Doge market infrastructure and the status of the...


May 10, 2021

Katie Chase, the Chief Operating Officer of Coin Metrics joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Katie’s time leading blockchain initiatives at Fidelity and how the firm approached early R&D efforts
  • Her point of view on the historical barriers to institutional adoption of cryptoassets and how that is changing
  • How...


May 4, 2021

Noah Buxton and Jeremy Nau from accounting firm Armanino LLP join the show once again to discuss the launch of the Chamber of Digital Commerce's new whitepaper on Proof of Reserves, which they contributed to. In this episode: 

  • What was the purpose of the paper by the Chamber? What problems does it solve?
  • History of PoR...


May 3, 2021

Nicholas Gregory, CEO of CommerceBlock, joins the show to talk about their new statechain implementation, Mercury. In this episode: 

  • Origins of CommerceBlock
  • Nicholas' prior career in martial arts
  • Nicholas' underground MMA club in NY
  • Did Roger Ver take the most expensive BJJ lesson ever?
  • The purpose of CommerceBlock's...


Apr 19, 2021

Nick Neuman, the CEO of multisig software provider Casa, joins the show to discuss how to harden your Bitcoin custody setup. In this episode: 

  • Nick's own journey to Bitcoin and to becoming CEO of Casa
  • Casa's design philosophy
  • The merits of native multisig on Bitcoin
  • Casa's decision to stay Bitcoin-only
  • Nick's...