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On The Brink with Castle Island

May 14, 2021

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

  • Tom Brady is a Bitcoiner
  • Elon betrays us
  • Do virgin coins exist?
  • Binance under investigation by the DOJ
  • Bitwise launches the BITQ ETF
  • Palantir thinks about buying Bitcoin
  • Diem partners with Silvergate
  • We break down Tether's questionable reserves
  • 46 million...


May 7, 2021

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

  • The Chamber of Digital Commerce publishes a Proof of Reserve whitepaper
  • Why Proof of Reserves matter
  • Popular critiques of PoR
  • Coin Metrics raises a Series B from Goldman Sachs
  • Galaxy acquires BitGo
  • How do you pronounce 3LAU?
  • NYDIG brings...


Apr 30, 2021

Matt and Nic return for deals of the week, joined for the first time by new member of CIV Ria Bhutoria. In this episode: 

  • An update on Matt's Turkey problem
  • Will Matt create OTB Turkey Jerky?
  • Will Matt tase the Turkeys?
  • Is monetizing stranded natural gas good for the environment?
  • Elon 'proves Bitcoin's liquidity'
  • Elon...


Apr 23, 2021

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

  • 43% capital gains taxes?
  • Are decentralized storage networks reaching fruition
  • Binance US hires ex-Comptroller Brian Brooks
  • Matt's Turkey problem
  • A Turkish exchange apparently exit scams
  • Scott Minerd has a new target for Bitcoin
  • Bernstein isn't...


Apr 16, 2021

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

  • Nic's feud with the NYT
  • How Lysenkoism fits in
  • Issues with the contemporary press
  • Coinbase does the biggest direct listing of all time
  • Is COIN a trojan horse for Bitcoin?
  • Coinbase mafia?
  • The best thing about Coinbase being public
  • Gary Gensler...