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On The Brink with Castle Island

Feb 6, 2023

In this episode, we were joined by Josh Benaron, founder of Bundlr, a scaling protocol built on top of Arweave. Josh shares his views on:
  • Censorship resistant and permanent storage
  • The importance of provenance in attributing and distributing value
  • Why Arweave's approach to decentralized storage is elegant
  • How...

Feb 3, 2023

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

  • Nic’s Proof of Reserves for Policymakers
  • Charlie Munger attacks crypto
  • The academic Tether truthers are back
  • We unveil a new bad boy
  • New allegations about Celsius surface
  • The problem with exchange tokens
  • How do you retire a token?
  • The paradox...

Jan 30, 2023

We host Julien Niset, co-founder of Argent in this episode on account abstract and smart contract wallets. We cover:
  • Building the first smart contract wallet on Ethereum
  • Why smart contract wallets improve the non-custodial experience
  • Standardizing contract wallet implementations on L1s retroactively and on L2s...

Jan 25, 2023

Maneesh Gandhi and Michael Liddy of Evanston Capital join the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Evanston Capital’s history and foray into the blockchain ecosystem.
  • Their views on the current market environment and how this crypto cycle compares to others.
  • The evolution of the crypto venture landscape and how...

Jan 23, 2023

Arch cofounders Dhruv Patel and Himanshu Sahay 

  • Arch coming out of stealth
  • Key lessons learned from the crypto lending crisis
  • Arch’s differentiated offering within crypto and other alternative assets
  • Leveraging crypto rails to build a lender of the future
  • Using experience at top technology companies to build...