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On The Brink with Castle Island

Nov 27, 2020

Nic and Matt return with a special Thanksgiving issue of OTB. In this episode: 

  • How Castle Island VC was almost Brink VC
  • The difference between financialized walled-garden gold and its Bitcoin equivalent
  • How USDC is being used in Venezuela via AirTM
  • How stablecoins are now tools of geopolitical power projection
  • Vaneck lanches an ETN on the Deutsche Bourse
  • Is GBTC the cause of the rally
  • The OCC proposes fair access to banking services
  • A few people and organizations that we're thankful for
    • Chaincode Labs
    • Bitcoin Optech
    • Greg Schvey and Adam Ludwin
    • Caitlin Long
    • John Pfeffer
    • Fidelity Digital Assets
    • Coin Center
    • Three Arrows and CMS Holdings
  • Should thanksgiving turkey trots be cancelled?

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