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Apr 29, 2024

Ian Cain, republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the state of Massachusetts against Elizabeth Warren joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Ian’s personal background and path to politics.
  • How he became interested in emerging / blockchain technology.
  • Qubic Labs and fostering a startup ecosystem in...

Apr 26, 2024

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

  • CIV's new stablecoin survey
  • What happened with Runes?
  • Lawsuit against the SEC’s dealer rule
  • New capital gains tax proposal
  • How would taxing unrealized gains work?
  • Two SEC lawyers leave in connection with the DEBT Box scandal
  • The founders of...

Apr 24, 2024

Chris Harmse, co-founder and VP of Revenue at BVNK joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Chris’ career and the path to founding BVNK.
  • The origin story of BVNK and how the company has evolved over time.
  • The key drivers behind the adoption of stablecoins.
  • Segmenting the stablecoin market.
  • Interest bearing...

Apr 22, 2024

In this episode we sit down with Alexei Zamyatin, the founder of  Build On Bitcoin (BOB). Topics covered: 

  • Why EVM-compatibility is important for Bitcoin and Bitcoin L2s
  • Merge mining and fostering adoption of Bitcoin L2’s
  • Why now for the Bitcoin Renaissance
  • BitVM, use cases, and unlocks for...

Apr 19, 2024

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

  • Dubai is underwater
  • The Lummis Gillebrand stablecoin bill and its prospects
  • Do stablecoins affect the US’ ability to make sanctions?
  • Avraham Eisenberg has been found guilty for the Mango markets hack
  • Stablecoins as proto CBDCs
  • Do stablecoins...