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On The Brink with Castle Island

May 20, 2022

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

  • Was UST/Terra a ponzi or not?
  • Fintech apps put client deposits into Anchor
  • Tradfi yields are competitive with DeFi yields
  • The GBTC discount reaches its highest ever level at -31% MSM crypto hate reaches a fever pitch
  • The World Bank publishes a...


May 6, 2022

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

  • Matt's takeaways from the Medici conference 
  • The rapid growth of ZKPs
  • We review Brink Nation posts on GM
  • We look back at the history of the FUD dice 
  • Are tungsten dice possible? 
  • Big thunderstorm in Miami 
  • Is the crypto industry sitting out the...


Apr 22, 2022

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

  • The OTB music debate rages on
  • Nic survives Covid
  • Should we bring back dueling?
  • Ancient altcoin dramas
  • Coinbase launches NFTs
  • Elon has financing to buy Twitter
  • Product suggestions for Twitter
  • The US sanctions Russian miners BitRiver
  • Is Russia...


Apr 15, 2022

Matt and Nic return for a post-conference episode. This week we cover: 

  • The FDIC asks banks to go slow on crypto integrations
  • Blackrock is studying cryptoassets and invests in USDC
  • Blockchain.com partners with the Dallas Cowboys
  • Virginia will allow state chartered banks to custody cryptocurrency
  • Balaji’s...


Apr 1, 2022

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

  • Mora et al rears its head again
  • Chris Larsen and Greenpeace team up to try and eliminate PoW from Bitcoin 
  • Who is the protagonist in the Ripple vs SEC lawsuit? 
  • Rep. Stephen Lynch introduces the ECASH Act 
  • Axie Infinity suffers a $625m hack  
  • Is...