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On The Brink with Castle Island

Apr 30, 2021

Matt and Nic return for deals of the week, joined for the first time by new member of CIV Ria Bhutoria. In this episode: 

  • An update on Matt's Turkey problem
  • Will Matt create OTB Turkey Jerky?
  • Will Matt tase the Turkeys?
  • Is monetizing stranded natural gas good for the environment?
  • Elon 'proves Bitcoin's liquidity'
  • Elon...

Apr 26, 2021

Andrew Steinwold, the founder of Sfermion, an investment fund focused on investing in themes surrounding the metaverse joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Andrew’s journey in the cryptoasset industry and how we came to see the Metaverse as an investable theme
  • How NFTs are a critical infrastructure component...

Apr 23, 2021

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

  • 43% capital gains taxes?
  • Are decentralized storage networks reaching fruition
  • Binance US hires ex-Comptroller Brian Brooks
  • Matt's Turkey problem
  • A Turkish exchange apparently exit scams
  • Scott Minerd has a new target for Bitcoin
  • Bernstein isn't...

Apr 19, 2021

Nick Neuman, the CEO of multisig software provider Casa, joins the show to discuss how to harden your Bitcoin custody setup. In this episode: 

  • Nick's own journey to Bitcoin and to becoming CEO of Casa
  • Casa's design philosophy
  • The merits of native multisig on Bitcoin
  • Casa's decision to stay Bitcoin-only
  • Nick's...

Apr 16, 2021

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

  • Nic's feud with the NYT
  • How Lysenkoism fits in
  • Issues with the contemporary press
  • Coinbase does the biggest direct listing of all time
  • Is COIN a trojan horse for Bitcoin?
  • Coinbase mafia?
  • The best thing about Coinbase being public
  • Gary Gensler...