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On The Brink with Castle Island

Sep 29, 2021

In this episode, Chris Maurice, co-founder and CEO of pan-African crypto platform Yellow Card, joined us to talk about his background, the business, and the state of crypto adoption in Africa. The company's goal is to provide a seamless on and off ramp to anyone in Africa. We also discuss:

Sep 27, 2021

Christian Dittmeier, cofounder and CEO of Evaluate Market joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • How Christian and his cofounders Alex and Cody came to find themselves spending their free time analyzing NFTs
  • The insight that led them to start Evaluate Market, a platform for discovering, search for, and evaluating...

Sep 24, 2021

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

  • Latest on the infrastructure bill
  • The latest on the platinum coin
  • Zany things that financial regulators said this week
  • Gensler continues to misrepresent the free banking era
  • How bad was the wildcat banking era really?
  • Why are financial regulators...

Sep 17, 2021

Matt and Nic return to recap a tumultuous week. In this episode: 

  • Matt's ongoing war against the turkeys
  • Fidelity thinks the SEC should approve a spot ETF
  • The Futures based Bitcoin ETFs are nearing approval
  • The SEC stonewalling an ETF is a political choice
  • The OpenSea insider scandal
  • Elizabeth Warren's critiques of the...

Sep 10, 2021

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

  • El Salvador's bitcoin launch
  • Was the Chivo rollout really that bad?
  • Bukele buys the dip
  • Did El Salvador's bitcoin day cause a 20% selloff?
  • McDonalds supports lightning in El Salvador
  • SEC v Coinbase
  • Introducing the Reves test
  • Takeaways from the Miami Bitmain...