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On The Brink with Castle Island

Mar 29, 2024

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

  • Was SBF’s 25-year sentence too lenient?
  • Beba vs SEC
  • Coinbase motion to dismiss is dismissed
  • Coinbase notches a win vs the SEC over their Wallet product
  • SDNY v Kucoin
  • Ripple vs SEC
  • Will MSTR ever converge to the fair value of...

Mar 22, 2024

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

  • Nic’s Columbia scandal
  • Stablecoin growth
  • ETH Foundation subpoena from the SEC
  • ETH ETF prospects
  • Blackrock releases their tokenized Treasury product with Securitize
  • Are private blockchains obsolete?
  • Fidelity amends their ETH ETF prospectus to...

Mar 18, 2024

Jeff Lunglhofer, the Chief Information Security Officer at Coinbase joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Jeff’s background and what attracted him to joining Coinbase.
  • How Coinbase approaches cybersecurity risk.
  • The impact of the Bitcoin ETF and the custodial business at Coinbase.
  • How users should protect...

Mar 15, 2024

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

  • ETH’s Dencun upgrade goes live
  • Is ETH stuck between two different stakeholder groups?
  • Is Traeger going to hold Bitcoin?
  • Saylor is still buying Bitcoin
  • Nigeria holds two Binance executives for a $10b ransom
  • A UK judge in the COPA case has determined that...

Mar 8, 2024

Nic and Matt return for a week of blockbuster price action and new ATHs. In this episode: 

  • ETF flows recap
  • Warren favorite Katie Porter loses her primary in CA
  • Super Tuesday recap 
  • Are crypto PACs working? 
  • Why the Ohio senate race matters for crypto 
  • State AGs amicus brief in Kraken v SEC
  • The WSJ is accused of...