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On The Brink with Castle Island

Jun 30, 2020

Dave Balter, the cofounder and CEO of Flipside Crypto, a business intelligence company focused on public blockchains, joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Dave’s new book, The Humility Imperative, and the lessons he has learned from seven startups
  • His POV on leadership in an emerging market...

Jun 29, 2020

We host Lyn Alden, equity research and investment strategist focusing on global macro and commodities, to talk about the debt overhang, the effect of the dollar as the reserve currency, QE, the likelihood of inflation, and the prospects for Bitcoin. 

In this episode: 

  • How the Bretton Woods system broke down and gave...

Jun 26, 2020

Matt and Nic cover the top stories of the week. In this episode: 

  • More Proof of Reserve chatter
  • OmiseGo's parent company raises $80m
  • Bitmex backs a new options exchange
  • Paypal plans to roll out crypto products
  • KPMG announces Chain Fusion
  • USDC goes multi-chain
  • We explain the COMP situation
  • Telegram finally settles with...

Jun 24, 2020

Pat Larsen, cofounder and CEO of ZenLedger joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Pat’s entrepreneurial journey and the path that led him to start Zenledger
  • The current state of cryptoasset tax regulation
  • Perspectives on emerging consumer use cases and new applications for cryptoassets

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Jun 22, 2020

Noah Buxton, director and co-lead of Armanino's blockchain practice and Jeremy Nau, senior manager of the practice join the show. Armanino LLP is an accounting and audit firm that has developed proof of reserve tools for exchanges and custodians, as well as real time attestation tools for stablecoins. In this episode,...