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On The Brink with Castle Island

Jun 27, 2022

Blake King, power markets engineer at Galaxy, formerly of Oak Ridge national lab and ERCOT, joins us to talk about how changing grids are accommodating an influx of load from Bitcoin miners. In this episode: 

  • Why the grid is undergoing a radical transformation today
  • Blake’s background in electrical engineering, power...


Jun 24, 2022

Matt Walsh sits down with BlockFi CEO Zac Prince to cover turmoil in the crypto lending markets and how BlockFi is handling the crisis. In this episode:  

  • Is the contagion among lenders over? 
  • Was Three Arrows excessive risk taking or fraudulent? 
  • BlockFi's relationship with Three Arrows
  • Does BlockFi still have 3AC...


Jun 20, 2022

In this episode, host Ria sits down with the co-founders of Starkware, Eli Ben-Sasson and Uri Kolodny to discuss how the team is leveraging STARKs, or validity proofs, to unlock a magnitude increase in scalability. We discuss:

  • The differences between Starkex and Starknet and how the two will converge
  • Enabling...


May 31, 2022

Andrew Cahill and Saurabh Deshpande of The Block join the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • The Ethereum L2 ecosystem
  • The varying scaling solutions and views on the communities with traction
  • Views on native tokens being launched on these platforms in 2022
  • Optimistic rollups
  • ZK rollups

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May 23, 2022

Ric Edelman, the founder of Edelman Financial Services and the Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Ric’s new book The Truth About Crypto
  • His journey in the digital assets industry
  • The current macro backdrop and how cryptoassets should be considered in a...