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On The Brink with Castle Island

Feb 18, 2022

Matt and Nic return for a huge week of news and a big CIV announcement. In this episode: 

  • Matt scans the Coinbase QR code ad
  • The post-Superbowl backlash against crypto ads
  • Is there any hope for music NFTs
  • Castle Island announces a third fund
  • Binance buys a stake in Forbes
  • Is Circle a bet on interest rates?
  • Our thoughts on BlockFi’s settlement with the SEC
  • Does the SEC’s BlockFi settlement create a regulatory moat for larger lenders?
  • What happens to DeFi in the wake of the BlockFi settlement?
  • Canada weaponizes all financial services against truckers and donors
  • Miners are once again active in Inner Mongolia – with a catch
  • The etymology of tantalizing

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Intro and outro track credit: OmgKirby Genesis #326