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On The Brink with Castle Island

Jun 11, 2021

Nic and Matt are back and recovered from an insane Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami. In this episode: 

  • Our lost roundup from last week
  • Our reflections on Bitcoin 2021
  • Nic reacts to his spaces with President Bukele
  • El Salvador accepts Bitcoin
  • The story behind the 25k attendee Twitter space
  • Does the Salvadorian law...


May 27, 2021

Matt and Nic are back for another roundup. In this episode: 

  • Elon is back
  • Our take on the mining council
  • Is Twitter Spaces killing Clubhouse?
  • Prepare yourself for Kazakh FUD
  • Is Chia driving up hard drive prices?
  • OneRiver's green Bitcoin ETF
  • The SEC asks for help regulating crypto
  • The key catalysts we're watching in...


May 21, 2021

Matt and Nic are back for another volatile week. In this episode: 

  • Nic's 72h fast
  • Nic explains the Moscow time joke on Bloomberg
  • Coinbase sells off
  • Our explanations for the selloff
  • Tax selling or Fed discussion of tapering?
  • Taproot edges towards activation
  • Eth monetary hardening - improving or impairing its...


May 14, 2021

Nic and Matt are back for an insane week. In this episode: 

  • Tom Brady is a Bitcoiner
  • Elon betrays us
  • Do virgin coins exist?
  • Binance under investigation by the DOJ
  • Bitwise launches the BITQ ETF
  • Palantir thinks about buying Bitcoin
  • Diem partners with Silvergate
  • We break down Tether's questionable reserves
  • 46 million...


May 7, 2021

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

  • The Chamber of Digital Commerce publishes a Proof of Reserve whitepaper
  • Why Proof of Reserves matter
  • Popular critiques of PoR
  • Coin Metrics raises a Series B from Goldman Sachs
  • Galaxy acquires BitGo
  • How do you pronounce 3LAU?
  • NYDIG brings...