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Aug 29, 2022

Obi Nwosu, CEO and Founder of Fedi joins the show to cover a new model for shared Bitcoin custody in Fedimint. In this episode: 

  • Obi’s experience with Coinfloor and how that informed his views on custody
  • Why third party custody with Proof of Reserves isn’t sufficient
  • Why ‘credible centralized’ custody...

Aug 26, 2022

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

  • Matt’s prior radio career
  • The boys consider reinvesting in the podcast
  • How to avoid audience capture
  • We puzzle over metaverse advertising
  • How do you value metaverse real estate?
  • Rep. Tom Emmer writes a letter to OFAC questioning their sanctioning...

Aug 22, 2022

Brooke Pollack, the founder of Hutt Capital joins the show. In this episode we discuss: 
  • Brooke's career journey and path to founding Hutt Capital
  • The events that led him to seeing that crypto/blockchain was going to be an industry with dedicated venture managers
  • The institutional limited partner landscape
  • The...

Aug 19, 2022

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

  • NYMag writes a long piece on 3AC
  • Is OTB a ‘crypto fanboy podcast’?
  • Are we up against the nation state ‘final boss’?
  • 3AC boat name reveal
  • The Toyota Century rumors are true
  • Revelations about 3ACs FX days
  • Did 3AC actually owe the Mafia...

Aug 15, 2022

In this episode, Uddhav Marwaha, co-founder and CEO of Friktion Labs, joins us to discuss Friktion's approach to a full stack portfolio management platform in defi. We cover a plethora of topics, including:

  • The opacity surrounding defi yields and distinguishing fleeting opportunities from sustainable sources of...