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On The Brink with Castle Island

Nov 29, 2021

Galaxy Digital Mining Associate Brandon Bailey and Research Associate Karim Helmy join the show to cover a new accounting methodology for Bitcoin miners. In this episode: 

  • Galaxy's new miner margins accounting methodology
  • Brandon and Karim origin stories in mining
  • How the randomness-based miner fingerprinting works
  • How...

Nov 26, 2021

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

  • Coinbase acquires Breadwallet
  • El Salvador's Bitcoin City
  • Is El Salvador's Bitcoin Bond worth buying?
  • New merch on the website
  • Midwest tungsten releases a new shape
  • Is India banning crypto again?
  • Miners coming back online in China
  • The OCC, FDIC,...

Nov 22, 2021

We sit down with James McGinniss, CEO and Cofounder of David Energy to talk about Bitcoin's role in the energy transition and how Bitcoin mining is a useful source of flexible load for increasingly renewable grids. In this episode: 

  • The fundamental change happening in the US grid today
  • What distributed energy resources...

Nov 19, 2021

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

  • ConstitutionDAO
  • Why you can't smelt tungsten
  • Breaking down the Keep Innovation in America Act
  • The SEC denies the Vaneck Bitcoin Trust
  • buys the naming rights to the Lakers arena
  • The US Marshalls are auctioning BTC seized from...

Nov 15, 2021

Nic and Sean sit down with Kevin Anetsberger, General Manager at Midwest Tungsten, to cover their journey as a business and their entry into the crypto industry In this episode: 

  • The history of Midwest Tungsten
  • How Midwest got its start making metal steam
  • Industrial applications of tungsten
  • Tungsten's physical...