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On The Brink with Castle Island

Nov 22, 2021

We sit down with James McGinniss, CEO and Cofounder of David Energy to talk about Bitcoin's role in the energy transition and how Bitcoin mining is a useful source of flexible load for increasingly renewable grids. In this episode: 

  • The fundamental change happening in the US grid today
  • What distributed energy resources...

Nov 15, 2021

Nic and Sean sit down with Kevin Anetsberger, General Manager at Midwest Tungsten, to cover their journey as a business and their entry into the crypto industry In this episode: 

  • The history of Midwest Tungsten
  • How Midwest got its start making metal steam
  • Industrial applications of tungsten
  • Tungsten's physical...

Nov 10, 2021

Core Weave cofounder and CSO Brannin McBee joins the show to talk GPU mining and high performance computation. In this episode: 

  • Details on the Core Weave's latest fundraise
  • Core Weave's hybrid data center model which combines Ethereum mining and generalized computation
  • Transitioning from just crypto mining to the...

Nov 1, 2021

Nikos Andrikogiannopoulos. the founder of Metrika joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Nikos’ journey to the blockchain industry and how we came to see the opportunity to found Metrika
  • How Metrika thinks about monitoring public blockchains for reliability and downtime
  • Perspectives on the common reasons that...

Oct 25, 2021

Ray Cline, Lancium CTO, and Shaun Connell, EVP Power at Lancium, join the show. We cover the changing Texas grid, several models for renewable based mining, and how miners can serve as a controllable load. In this episode:

  • Personal backgrounds and crossing the threshold from energy to Bitcoin
  • Origins of...