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On The Brink with Castle Island

Jul 26, 2021

We welcome Michel Rauchs, research affiliate and longtime contributor to the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance which just released an update its Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index featuring new mining location data. Covered in this episode: 

  • Why Michel returned to the Cambridge Center for...


Jul 5, 2021

Anton Katz and Ethan Feldman, the cofounders of Talos join the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Anton and Ethan’s path from roles at AQR and Broadway Technologies and into the world of cryptoassets
  • The problem they are seeking to solve for market participants
  • How the exchange and OTC liquidity landscape is...


Jun 28, 2021

Kinjal Shah of Blockchain Capital and Manasi Vora of Skynet Labs join us to discuss their recently launched investment DAO, KomorebiCollective. We discuss:

1) The motivation behind Komorebi and its mission to fund female and non-binary founders
2) The decision to structure the collective as a DAO
3) The cost,...


Jun 21, 2021

Hunter Horsley, the co-founder and CEO of Bitwise Asset Management joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Bitwise’s recent $70M Series B fundraise and how he approached building a roster of unique investors
  • Views on what is driving interest in cryptoasset products
  • Decentralized Finance and how Bitwise is...


Jun 14, 2021

In our second OTB AMA, we field questions from Brink Nation. In this episode: 

  • What other countries are good candidates to ratify Bitcoin next?
  • What are the prospects for DeFi on Bitcoin?
  • Is price to hashrate a viable ratio to use to value bitcoin?
  • Will other countries follow El Salvador's lead in light of the pushback...