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On The Brink with Castle Island

Aug 27, 2021

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

  • Nic sells an NFT to Von Miller 
  • OnlyFans and financial inclusion
  • Visa buys a cryptopunk
  • Do stablecoins have a future outside of the banking sector? 
  • The history of Choke Point and what it means today
  • Our merch supply chain issues 
  • Tungsten talk


Aug 20, 2021

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

  • Our current sentiment on the Senate infrastructure bill
  • The controversial Flipside/Uniswap portfolio
  • MIT's 2014 Bitcoin airdrop
  • Chainalysis' new data on Bitcoin adoption shows that it's a developing markets phenomenon
  • Is there a conflict between good...

Aug 13, 2021

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

  • Where we stand on the Senate infrastructure bill
  • Is Bitcoin a bipartisan issue?
  • What the prospects for the House to change the language in the infrastructure bill?
  • The crypto lobby shows its teeth
  • Why is Bitcoin rallying in the presence of this...

Aug 6, 2021

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

  • Gensler makes a landmark speech
  • Gensler asks for a futures-based ETF
  • Will the crypto taxation in the infrastructure bill be sufficient to pay for the new spending?
  • What explains the 11th hour language in the infra bill?
  • When does the Bitcoin lobby become a...

Aug 2, 2021

George Selgin, director of the Center of Monetary Alternatives at the Cato Institute joins the show to discuss Bitcoin, Free Banking, and stablecoins. In this episode: 

  • Why George refers to Bitcoin as a synthetic commodity money
  • Why George was excited by the possibility for synthetic commodity money
  • What conditions...