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On The Brink with Castle Island

May 31, 2024

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

  • We recap the Coin Center annual dinner
  • Will Biden follow through on his SAB121 veto threat?
  • The Biden admin is reportedly reaching out to key industry figures
  • Ethereum ETF prospects
  • Recap of the fight that didn’t happen
  • Prediction market...

May 28, 2024

Felix Pago CEO and Co-Founder Manuel Godoy joins us for an episode to share how Felix Pago is utilizing stablecoins to make remittances easier for immigrants.

  • Manuel’s personal story including financial services pain points as an immigrant
  • Felix’s founding story around the massive Latin American remittance...

May 24, 2024

Matt and Nic return for another wild week in crypto. In this episode:

  • Whip Emmer returns to OTB
  • Matt’s animal problems
  • Congress passes the SAB121 overturn
  • Gruenberg offers his resignation and what it means for crypto
  • In a stunning overturn the SEC approves the ETH ETF
  • The significance of the FIT21 act
  • The anti-CBDC...

May 24, 2024

Minnesota Representative and House Whip Tom Emmer joins the show once again to talk about the policy sea change in Washington and recent legislative successes. In this episode:

  • The House passes Emmer’s anti-CBDC bill
  • Trump’s embrace of crypto and what that means
  • Why some Democrats and the White House have changed...

May 17, 2024

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

  • The Senate votes to repeal SAB121
  • Which Democrats defied Biden on SAB121?
  • Chuck Schumer breaks with Warren
  • Paul Ryan’s pro-stablecoin comments on Bloomberg
  • CME is launching a spot crypto exchange
  • The State of Wisconsin owns over $100m of...