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On The Brink with Castle Island

Sep 10, 2021

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

  • El Salvador's bitcoin launch
  • Was the Chivo rollout really that bad?
  • Bukele buys the dip
  • Did El Salvador's bitcoin day cause a 20% selloff?
  • McDonalds supports lightning in El Salvador
  • SEC v Coinbase
  • Introducing the Reves test
  • Takeaways from the Miami Bitmain...

Sep 6, 2021

We welcome Alex Svanevik, CEO of to On the Brink to provide color on Nansen's unique approach to on-chain data and analysis. We discuss:

  • The evolution of Nansen from a wallet labelling tool to an end-to-end analytics platform

  • How Nansen provides actionable insights from its analysis of individual...

Sep 3, 2021

Nic and Matt are back for another week. 

  • Patriots choose Mac Jones
  • Kanye releases Donda
  • Two year anniversary of OTB
  • The fate of the OTB lost episode
  • Matt's peculiar NFT acquisition strategy
  • What the hell is Loot
  • Punks weren't the first NFTs
  • Square is making a Bitcoin DEX
  • The SEC sues Bitconnect

Sponsor notes 

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Aug 27, 2021

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

  • Nic sells an NFT to Von Miller 
  • OnlyFans and financial inclusion
  • Visa buys a cryptopunk
  • Do stablecoins have a future outside of the banking sector? 
  • The history of Choke Point and what it means today
  • Our merch supply chain issues 
  • Tungsten talk


Aug 20, 2021

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

  • Our current sentiment on the Senate infrastructure bill
  • The controversial Flipside/Uniswap portfolio
  • MIT's 2014 Bitcoin airdrop
  • Chainalysis' new data on Bitcoin adoption shows that it's a developing markets phenomenon
  • Is there a conflict between good...