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On The Brink with Castle Island

Jul 30, 2021

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

  • Warren's shadowy super coders
  • Was Digicash the first stablecoin?
  • Is TVL overrated?
  • Castle Island adds a new partner
  • An anti crypto rider inserted into the Congress infrastructure bill
  • Does taxation pay for government spending?
  • Goldman applies...


Jul 23, 2021

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

  • We debate the merits of the Merritt parkway
  • We reflect on the B Word conference
  • SpaceX owns Bitcoin
  • We cover the Elonfolio
  • Gensler covers tokens giving synthetic exposure to underlying securities
  • Are stablecoins appropriately regulated?
  • Can...


Jul 16, 2021

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

  • BlockFi's credit card comes out
  • How mesopotamian clay tablets are blockchains
  • Cambridge releases new data regarding bitcoin mining distribution
  • Shapeshift decentralizes itself
  • Can corporations successfully decentralize?
  • Elizabeth Warren writes a letter to the...


Jul 9, 2021

Nic and Matt are back. In this episode: 

  • Circle's SPAC filing
  • Circle's evolution over the year
  • The business model behind stablecoins
  • Circle's risk factor slides
  • The SEC is targeting centralized exchanges for trading unregistered securities
  • Senator Pat Toomey buys BTC and ETH
  • Matt tries out the Blockfi credit card
  • GBTC...


Jul 2, 2021

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

  • A new twist in the turkey tale
  • Why airdrops historically haven't work
  • Sam Altman's eyeball-based cryptocurrency
  • Brady partners up with FTX
  • The FCA tangles with Binance
  • Nic's paper on DeFi risks
  • NYDIG deepens their bank partnerships
  • Mexico's...