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On The Brink with Castle Island

Sep 6, 2021

We welcome Alex Svanevik, CEO of Nansen.ai to On the Brink to provide color on Nansen's unique approach to on-chain data and analysis. We discuss:

  • The evolution of Nansen from a wallet labelling tool to an end-to-end analytics platform

  • How Nansen provides actionable insights from its analysis of individual...


Aug 2, 2021

George Selgin, director of the Center of Monetary Alternatives at the Cato Institute joins the show to discuss Bitcoin, Free Banking, and stablecoins. In this episode: 

  • Why George refers to Bitcoin as a synthetic commodity money
  • Why George was excited by the possibility for synthetic commodity money
  • What conditions...


Jul 26, 2021

We welcome Michel Rauchs, research affiliate and longtime contributor to the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance which just released an update its Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index featuring new mining location data. Covered in this episode: 

  • Why Michel returned to the Cambridge Center for...


Jul 5, 2021

Anton Katz and Ethan Feldman, the cofounders of Talos join the show. In this episode we discuss:

  • Anton and Ethan’s path from roles at AQR and Broadway Technologies and into the world of cryptoassets
  • The problem they are seeking to solve for market participants
  • How the exchange and OTC liquidity landscape is...


Jun 28, 2021

Kinjal Shah of Blockchain Capital and Manasi Vora of Skynet Labs join us to discuss their recently launched investment DAO, KomorebiCollective. We discuss:

1) The motivation behind Komorebi and its mission to fund female and non-binary founders
2) The decision to structure the collective as a DAO
3) The cost,...