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On The Brink with Castle Island

Nov 27, 2020

Nic and Matt return with a special Thanksgiving issue of OTB. In this episode: 

  • How Castle Island VC was almost Brink VC
  • The difference between financialized walled-garden gold and its Bitcoin equivalent
  • How USDC is being used in Venezuela via AirTM
  • How stablecoins are now tools of geopolitical power projection
  • Vaneck...


Nov 20, 2020

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

  • Nic's appearance on Bloomberg TV
  • Is Jay Clayton's departure good for the SEC?
  • Our dark horse pick for SEC Chair
  • Scaramucci's fund considers a Bitcoin position
  • Is Binance decentralized?
  • How are enterprise blockchains still going?
  • How Bitcoin is akin to...


Nov 13, 2020

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

  • Cred files for bankruptcy
  • Why Bitcoin banking is uniquely robust
  • Why we should not be discouraged by the occasional failure of Bitcoin banks
  • The ECB looks to create a CBDC within 2-4 years
  • Gary Gensler's influence on the Biden administration
  • XRP's...


Nov 6, 2020

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

  • The latest on Matt's bike saga
  • Possible election outcomes and the prospect for inflation
  • How Kelly Loeffer's runoff election might affect Bitcoin
  • Were prediction markets vindicated by the election?
  • The government seizes $1b worth of Bitcoin
  • Why the...


Oct 30, 2020

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

  • Matt's bike is stolen in mysterious circumstances
  • Our top takeaways from the Brian Brooks interview with Laura Shin
  • The state of financial regulation in the US as it pertains to crypto
  • Is the permissioned pseudonymity model of...