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On The Brink with Castle Island

Oct 31, 2022

CoreWeave's Brian Venturo (CTO) and Brannin McBee (CSO) return to On The Brink for a discussion of their journey through the merge and beyond. In this episode: 

  • Are they relieved that the merge finally happened?
  • Will there be some form of non-Bitcoin PoW in the future?
  • Could Ethereum conceivably return to PoW?
  • The...

Oct 28, 2022

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

  • Full time crypto haters
  • What’s the deal with the nocoiner think tank?
  • Eric Wall and Udi vs Bitcoiners
  • Did Bitcoin put all of its eggs in the LN basket?
  • Scaling isn’t LN versus big blocks any more
  • Is there just one scaling solution for...

Oct 24, 2022

Mike Cahill, Director of the Pyth Data Association joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • The origin of Pyth and how the project is addressing the ‘Oracle Problem’.
  • How Pyth works and how companies and protocols are using the product today.
  • Mike’s views on how equities on chain will evolve, and how Pyth is...

Oct 21, 2022

  • Matt and Nic return for news and deals of the week. In this episode: 
  • Why USDC is suffering redemptions but not USDT
  • Some new 3AC shenanigans are unearthed
  • The SEC and CFTC are investigating 3AC
  • Details from the Voyager bankruptcy filing
  • Avraham Eisenburg is crypto’s hottest new villain Is the Mango exploit against...

Oct 17, 2022

For another episode of the mining miniseries, Nic sits down with Blake King, power markets engineer at Galaxy Digital, for his second OTB appearance. In this episode: 

  • Blake reacts to the White House OSTP report on crypto mining
  • Does mining actually reduce the incentive for utilities to build additional...