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On The Brink with Castle Island

Oct 8, 2021

Nic and Matt are back for more deals and news. In this episode:

  • Our podcast SNAFU
  • Can you wear a suit with sneakers
  • How to offset your Bitcoin emissions (without buying offsets)
  • Soc Gen asks Maker for a loan
  • Bloomberg's Tether bombshell
  • Are stablecoins like money market funds?

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Oct 1, 2021

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

  • Is fasting lindy?
  • Ripple's 250m NFT fund
  • Kraken reaches a $1.25m settlement with the CFTC
  • Could Ripple win their case against the SEC?
  • Wyoming gives a tax break to flare gas miners
  • Coinbase adds direct deposits to their platform
  • Should stablecoins be issued by...


Sep 24, 2021

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

  • Latest on the infrastructure bill
  • The latest on the platinum coin
  • Zany things that financial regulators said this week
  • Gensler continues to misrepresent the free banking era
  • How bad was the wildcat banking era really?
  • Why are financial regulators...


Sep 17, 2021

Matt and Nic return to recap a tumultuous week. In this episode: 

  • Matt's ongoing war against the turkeys
  • Fidelity thinks the SEC should approve a spot ETF
  • The Futures based Bitcoin ETFs are nearing approval
  • The SEC stonewalling an ETF is a political choice
  • The OpenSea insider scandal
  • Elizabeth Warren's critiques of the...


Sep 10, 2021

Matt and Nic are back for another week. In this episode: 

  • El Salvador's bitcoin launch
  • Was the Chivo rollout really that bad?
  • Bukele buys the dip
  • Did El Salvador's bitcoin day cause a 20% selloff?
  • McDonalds supports lightning in El Salvador
  • SEC v Coinbase
  • Introducing the Reves test
  • Takeaways from the Miami Bitmain...