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On The Brink with Castle Island

Jul 26, 2021

We welcome Michel Rauchs, research affiliate and longtime contributor to the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance which just released an update its Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index featuring new mining location data. Covered in this episode: 

  • Why Michel returned to the Cambridge Center for...


Jul 23, 2021

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

  • We debate the merits of the Merritt parkway
  • We reflect on the B Word conference
  • SpaceX owns Bitcoin
  • We cover the Elonfolio
  • Gensler covers tokens giving synthetic exposure to underlying securities
  • Are stablecoins appropriately regulated?
  • Can...


Jul 16, 2021

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

  • BlockFi's credit card comes out
  • How mesopotamian clay tablets are blockchains
  • Cambridge releases new data regarding bitcoin mining distribution
  • Shapeshift decentralizes itself
  • Can corporations successfully decentralize?
  • Elizabeth Warren writes a letter to the...


Jul 9, 2021

Nic and Matt are back. In this episode: 

  • Circle's SPAC filing
  • Circle's evolution over the year
  • The business model behind stablecoins
  • Circle's risk factor slides
  • The SEC is targeting centralized exchanges for trading unregistered securities
  • Senator Pat Toomey buys BTC and ETH
  • Matt tries out the Blockfi credit card
  • GBTC...


Jul 5, 2021

Anton Katz and Ethan Feldman, the cofounders of Talos join the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Anton and Ethan’s path from roles at AQR and Broadway Technologies and into the world of cryptoassets
  • The problem they are seeking to solve for market participants
  • How the exchange and OTC liquidity landscape is...