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On The Brink with Castle Island

Nov 26, 2021

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

  • Coinbase acquires Breadwallet
  • El Salvador's Bitcoin City
  • Is El Salvador's Bitcoin Bond worth buying?
  • New merch on the website
  • Midwest tungsten releases a new shape
  • Is India banning crypto again?
  • Miners coming back online in China
  • The OCC, FDIC,...


Nov 12, 2021

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

  • Circle launches an early stage venture fund
  • SEC targets American CryptoFed DAO LLC
  • The SEC references Nic's paper on DeFi risks
  • Should DeFi teams be more aggressive in disclosing admin key risks?
  • What would a DeFi disclosure regime look like?
  • BlockFi...


Nov 5, 2021

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

  • The President's Working Group report on Stablecoins comes out
  • Should stablecoins really require a bank charter?
  • Would a red wave in the midterms be good for the crypto industry
  • Two congressmen ask the SEC to approve a spot Bitcoin ETF
  • The TungstenDAO...


Oct 29, 2021

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

  • The SEC wants to regulate stablecoins
  • El Salvador buys 420 BTC
  • River launches a mining product
  • Direxion wants to launch a short BTC ETF
  • The FATF guidance isn't as bad as we thought it might be
  • Facebook is now Meta
  • Is 'the metaverse' going to...


Oct 22, 2021

Matt and Nic are back for a monster week of deals and news. In this episode: 

  • CBOE acquires ErisX
  • FTX raises a monster round
  • Worldcoin launches with their eyeball scanner
  • The Proshares futures-based ETF goes live and sets a record
  • Why are futures-based ETFs expensive?
  • the Proshares ETF starts to max out its futures...