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On The Brink with Castle Island

Jan 30, 2023

We host Julien Niset, co-founder of Argent in this episode on account abstract and smart contract wallets. We cover:
  • Building the first smart contract wallet on Ethereum
  • Why smart contract wallets improve the non-custodial experience
  • Standardizing contract wallet implementations on L1s retroactively and on L2s...


Jan 27, 2023

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

  • Is there a socially optimal level of vigilantism 
  • What's the deal with Modulo Capital? 
  • SBF's mother and brothers are now in the crosshairs
  • Matt and Nic hash our VR vs AR
  • Ted Cruz asks cafeterias in the Capitol to accept bitcoin 
  • Texas introduces...


Jan 25, 2023

Maneesh Gandhi and Michael Liddy of Evanston Capital join the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Evanston Capital’s history and foray into the blockchain ecosystem.
  • Their views on the current market environment and how this crypto cycle compares to others.
  • The evolution of the crypto venture landscape and how...


Jan 23, 2023

Arch cofounders Dhruv Patel and Himanshu Sahay 

  • Arch coming out of stealth
  • Key lessons learned from the crypto lending crisis
  • Arch’s differentiated offering within crypto and other alternative assets
  • Leveraging crypto rails to build a lender of the future
  • Using experience at top technology companies to build...


Jan 20, 2023

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

  • What’s going on with our merch?
  • Nic’s pitch for pickleball
  • What’s the deal with the leaked GTX pitch deck?
  • What happened at CoinFLEX?
  • Our conspiracy about GTX
  • What’s the latest with the FTX crime family
  • Will FTX or FTX.US...