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On The Brink with Castle Island

Jul 31, 2020

Matt and Nic review the stories of the week, featuring John Collins, partner and cofounder of FS Vector, to cover the OCC letter and its implications. Covered in this episode:

  • Our Plustoken conspiracy
  • Nic's bird situation
  • USDC raises $25m from DCG
  • Avanti's dollar-coin Avit
  • Why Pats players keep declaring their intention to sit out the season
  • Bitcoin Suisse raises $48.6m
  • Polkadot raises $43m
  • What tokensales and desert real estate have in common
  • FTX is building a DEX on Solana
  • Paradigm sponsors a Bitcoin developer
  • Why Bitcoin's patronage system is a competitive advantage relative to other blockchains
  • Our predictions on whether this rally will last
  • The circular logic inherent in valuations of certain DeFi tokens
  • Why distinguishing pseudo equity from cryptocurrency is so important