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On The Brink with Castle Island

May 29, 2020

Matt and Nic review the top stories of the week in the cryptoasset industry, featuring special guest Matt Hougan, global head of research at Bitwise. In today's episode:

  • Tagomi is acquired by Coinbase
  • Matt Hougan's response to Goldman's bearish note
  • What wealth managers are saying about Bitcoin today
  • Light at the end...

May 25, 2020

Dan Matuszewski, Principal and Co-Founder of CMS Holdings joins the show once again. Since he last appeared, the market has been through some gut-wrenching turmoil, and Tether (one of the subjects of the first episode) has tacked on a casual $5B in market cap. Dan, alongside his colleagues at CMS, has also joined the...

May 22, 2020

Matt and Nic review the top stories of the week in the cryptoasset industry. In this week's episode:

  • The story behind bitcoin pizza day
  • The impact of hashrate futures
  • Genesis Capital's acquisition of Vo1t and what that means for their business
  • Why the DTCC should get into crypto
  • Brian Brooks becoming acting Comptroller...

May 18, 2020

Tim Kelly, founder and CEO of BitOoda joins the show. BitOoda is a financial services firm that is innovating in the field of structured products based on Bitcoin hashrate and difficulty. In this show we discuss:

  • Tim’s career background and the similarities he sees with cryptoassets vs. other asset classes he has...

May 15, 2020

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

  • Bitcoin full node count
  • Celo and the viability of seigniorage shares stablecoins
  • Telegram winding down their TON project
  • Why we think the SAFT window of opportunity is closed
  • Why the SAFT is just ICOs in a suit
  • Why the next global monetary asset will never...