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On The Brink with Castle Island

Apr 15, 2024

Cynthia Lo Bessette and Matt Horne of Fidelity Digital Asset Management join the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • The history of digital asset innovation at Fidelity.
  • The decision to operationalize a digital asset-management capability under Fidelity’s Asset Management business unit.
  • The launch of the


Apr 8, 2024

Quinn Thompson, founder and CIO of Lekker Capital, joins the show. In this episode: 

  • Launching Lekker Capital
  • Quinn’s investment strategy with Lekker
  • Using crypto instruments to take a view on macro trends
  • The significance of the move in the 10year
  • How unusual is it to cut rates when inflation is running hot
  • Is...


Apr 3, 2024

David Hoffman of Bankless and Bankless Ventures returns to the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • What Bankless Ventures has been focusing on, including Bitcoin Layer Twos.
  • Eigenlayer – what originally attracted David to the project.  
  • The Eigenlayer value chain and the emerging categories of projects building in this...


Apr 2, 2024

Miller Whitehouse-Levine and Amanda Tuminelli of the DeFi Education Fund join the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Beba, an American apparel company based in Waco, TX and the DeFi Education fund have filed a complaint against the SEC, challenging the agency’s pattern of regulation via enforcement.
  • The specific’s...


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...