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On The Brink with Castle Island

Oct 29, 2021

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

  • The SEC wants to regulate stablecoins
  • El Salvador buys 420 BTC
  • River launches a mining product
  • Direxion wants to launch a short BTC ETF
  • The FATF guidance isn't as bad as we thought it might be
  • Facebook is now Meta
  • Is 'the metaverse' going to...

Oct 25, 2021

Ray Cline, Lancium CTO, and Shaun Connell, EVP Power at Lancium, join the show. We cover the changing Texas grid, several models for renewable based mining, and how miners can serve as a controllable load. In this episode:

  • Personal backgrounds and crossing the threshold from energy to Bitcoin
  • Origins of...

Oct 22, 2021

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

  • CBOE acquires ErisX
  • FTX raises a monster round
  • Worldcoin launches with their eyeball scanner
  • The Proshares futures-based ETF goes live and sets a record
  • Why are futures-based ETFs expensive?
  • the Proshares ETF starts to max out its futures...

Oct 20, 2021

Tom Chippas, the CEO of ErisX and Chris Isaacson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Cboe Global Markets join the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • CBOE’s acquisition of ErisX
  • Details of the acquisition and the rationale for the deal
  • CBOE’s current and future plans in the digital...

Oct 18, 2021

We had the pleasure of hosting NFT collector, Gmoney, on the show. He is a former equities trader turned NFT collector, educator, and expert. In this episode, we unpack the community, stories, and experiences Gmoney has amassed during his time in the NFT space and discuss the following:
  • Gmoney's "aha" moment about the...