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On The Brink with Castle Island

Dec 27, 2021

Gabe Frank and Robert Masiello, the founders of Arcade, a financial services platform for NFTs join the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Gabe and Robert’s origin stories in the crypto industry and the path that led them to founded Arcade
  • The similarities in the market structures for bitcoin in the early years and NFTs today
  • The role of MPC custody in the crypto markets
  • How they think about the various L1 chains that will host NFTs
  • The OTC trading landscape for NFTs
  • Peer to peer vs. peer to pool NFT lending models
  • How the lending market will evolve with great data / pricing functionality
  • The product roadmap for Arcade over the next year


To learn more about Arcade visit their website.

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