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On The Brink with Castle Island

Sep 17, 2021

Matt and Nic return to recap a tumultuous week. In this episode: 

  • Matt's ongoing war against the turkeys
  • Fidelity thinks the SEC should approve a spot ETF
  • The Futures based Bitcoin ETFs are nearing approval
  • The SEC stonewalling an ETF is a political choice
  • The OpenSea insider scandal
  • Elizabeth Warren's critiques of the industry get more and more specific and niche
  • Do we event want to know which tokens are securities according to the SEC?
  • Ripple is asking the SEC to compare them to Ethereum
  • Solana goes down for 17h
  • Our interaction with a blockchain fraudster
  • The NYT doesn't understand cryptography
  • Are Bitcoiners cosplayers?
  • The Epic games v Apple case has implications for the crypto industry

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