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On The Brink with Castle Island

Mar 31, 2023

Matt and Nic return for another week of news and deals. 

  • Cooper and Kirk’s white paper on Operation Choke Point 2.0
  • How bank regulators put crypto-facing banks in a catch-22
  • SBF charged with bribing a Chinese official
  • Is Sam funding his legal defense with funds purloined from FTX users?
  • The CFTC charges Binance with operating an unlicensed derivatives exchange
  • Binance execs haz no confidence in their geofencing
  • How did the CFTC get their hands on CZ’s Signal history
  • The SEC shuts down Beaxy
  • Microstrategy buys another $150m worth of Bitcoin
  • NASDAQ is aiming to launch their crypto custody platform in June
  • What’s the deal with McHenry’s stablecoin bill?
  • House Democrats would make issuing a stablecoin effectively illegal
  • Elizabeth Warren is “building an anti-crypto army”
  • Are DAOs unincorporated associations or general partnerships?
  • Is the SPDI dead in the water?
  • Did the FDIC Chair perjure himself in front of Congress this week?
  • What’s the deal with the SigNet sale?
  • Is dedollarization happening?

Content mentioned:

  • Cooper & Kirk whitepaper on Operation Choke Point 2.0