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Jun 28, 2021

Kinjal Shah of Blockchain Capital and Manasi Vora of Skynet Labs join us to discuss their recently launched investment DAO, KomorebiCollective. We discuss:

1) The motivation behind Komorebi and its mission to fund female and non-binary founders
2) The decision to structure the collective as a DAO
3) The cost,...

Jun 25, 2021

Matt and Nic are back for another rocky week in the markets. In this episode: 

  • Our thoughts on the Chinese mining situation
  • Is Sichuan being spared the crackdown?
  • Why Bitcoin's hashrate may not recover for a while
  • Why China is cracking down on mining now
  • How China's ultra-high voltage transmission is affecting...

Jun 21, 2021

Hunter Horsley, the co-founder and CEO of Bitwise Asset Management joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Bitwise’s recent $70M Series B fundraise and how he approached building a roster of unique investors
  • Views on what is driving interest in cryptoasset products
  • Decentralized Finance and how Bitwise is...

Jun 18, 2021

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

  • What's the biggest story with Bukele that isn't being covered?
  • Is Bukele motivated by a sanctions threat from the US?
  • Will Salvadorians use the Lightning Network?
  • How Bitcoin elevates heads of state in the popular consciousness
  • Nic's paper on DeFi...

Jun 14, 2021

In our second OTB AMA, we field questions from Brink Nation. In this episode: 

  • What other countries are good candidates to ratify Bitcoin next?
  • What are the prospects for DeFi on Bitcoin?
  • Is price to hashrate a viable ratio to use to value bitcoin?
  • Will other countries follow El Salvador's lead in light of the pushback...