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On The Brink with Castle Island

Sep 23, 2022

Nic and Matt sit down for a special live recording of OTB in front of an audience at the Boston Blockchain Week. In this episode: 

  • Ian Balina is dinged by the SEC for Sparkster
  • The SEC’s weird argument for standing over all of Ethereum
  • Is XRP a prediction market on Ripple’s case against the SEC
  • Wintermute is hacked...


Sep 16, 2022

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

  • The Merge takes place without incident
  • Will the Merge silence Ethereum critics on the left?
  • Will the ESG narrative around crypto get louder?
  • FTX takes a stake in Skybridge
  • Castle Island is not an island
  • If you make an NFT of a diamond and destroy...


Sep 9, 2022

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

  • Nic's shoe problem
  • Web3 merch for OTB?
  • The White House releases a report on crypto asset energy usage
  • Why the US should encourage mining within its borders 
  • Coinbase is funding a lawsuit against OFAC 
  • Binance is converting USDC into BUSD on...


Sep 2, 2022

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

  • What happens to the GPUs post merge?
  • Will the gamers finally get cheap GPUs back?
  • Is the merge like superbowl sunday or Y2K?
  • Does the success of the merge undo a long-term Bitcoin talking point?
  • Are NFTs going to cc0 screwing over their users?
  • DC...


Aug 26, 2022

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

  • Matt’s prior radio career
  • The boys consider reinvesting in the podcast
  • How to avoid audience capture
  • We puzzle over metaverse advertising
  • How do you value metaverse real estate?
  • Rep. Tom Emmer writes a letter to OFAC questioning their sanctioning...