On The Brink with Castle Island

By Castle Island Ventures

Hosts Matt Walsh and Nic Carter of Castle Island Ventures explore the political, ethical, and economic significance of Bitcoin and other public blockchains and talk to some of the leading experts in the industry. Learn more and stay up to date at CastleIsland.vc and follow on twitter @CastleIslandVC

  1. 1.
    Brian Flynn (Rabbit Hole) on NFTs and DeFi Customer Acquisition (EP.187)
    29:05
  2. 2.
    Weekly Roundup 02/26/21 (Bitcoin vs Fedwire, ETF prospects, Is the Tether Saga Over?) (EP.186)
    40:56
  3. 3.
    Tieshun Roquerre (Namebase) on the Prospects for Decentralized DNS (EP.185)
    1:03:18
  4. 4.
    Andy Edstrom on Bitcoin Adoption in the RIA Channel (EP.184)
    42:39
  5. 5.
    Brannin McBee (Core Weave) on Greening the Grid, the Texas Meltdown, and Bitcoin Mining (EP.183)
    1:13:31
  6. 6.
    Weekly Roundup 02/19/21 (MSTR's speculative attack, Coinbase trading at $77b, The Tulip Bubble Myth?) (EP.182)
    33:07
  7. 7.
    Teddy Fusaro (Bitwise) on the Bitwise DeFi Index Fund (EP.181)
    49:41
  8. 8.
    Rene Van Kesteren (BlockFi) on how BlockFi handles risk (EP.180)
    33:28
  1. 9.
    Zachary Kelman (Kelman Law) on the lingering effects of Choke Point (EP.179)
    44:42
  2. 10.
    Weekly Roundup 02/12/21 (BNY Mellon supports Bitcoin, the Bitcoin energy debate, Elon Day) (EP.178)
    40:45
  3. 11.
    Edan Yago (Sovryn) on Bitcoin-Native DeFi (EP.177)
    53:10
  4. 12.
    Galen Wolfe-Pauly (Tlon) on Urbit and the Architecture of the Internet (EP.176)
    54:55
  5. 13.
    Weekly Roundup 02/05/21 (Saylor Day reflections, IBM jettisons 'Blockchain', India Bitcoin ban) (EP.175)
    37:05
  6. 14.
    Amanda Fabiano (Galaxy Digital) on the North American Mining Ecosystem (EP.174)
    45:49
  7. 15.
    Boaz Sobrado on Bitcoin adoption trends in Cuba (EP.173)
    46:06
  8. 16.
    Weekly Roundup 01/29/21 (Reflections on the debate, the Robinhood affair, Ray Dalio warms to Bitcoin) (EP.172)
    32:53
  9. 17.
    Prof. Ladislav Krištoufek (Charles University) on the market effects of stablecoin issuance (EP.171)
    52:54
  10. 18.
    Weekly Roundup 01/22/21 (Bitcoin's 'double spend', our Tether perspective, Bitcoin as an escape valve) (EP.170)
    40:05
  11. 19.
    Iain Murray (Competitive Enterprise Institute) on the history of Operation Choke Point (EP.169)
    1:00:59
  12. 20.
    Weekly Roundup 01/15/21 (Gensler in at SEC, the Spakkt, a new OCC charter) (EP.168)
    31:50
  13. 21.
    Matthew Gould (Unstoppable Domains) on the blockchain domain name opportunity (EP.167)
    32:03
  14. 22.
    Weekly Roundup 01/08/21 (Banks can use blockchains, best FinCEN comment letters) (EP.166)
    32:16
  15. 23.
    Travis Schwab (Eventus) on trade surveillance, Bitcoin ETFs and 2021 predictions (EP.165)
    35:09
  16. 24.
    Weekly Roundup 01/01/21 (XRP delistings, OFAC fines BitGo, 2021 ETF prospects) (EP.164)
    31:20
  17. 25.
    Brian Venturo (CoreWeave) on the journey from mining crypto to the cloud (EP.163)
    1:04:25
  18. 26.
    Craig Warmke (N. Illinois University) on what Bitcoin is, and other philosophical questions (EP.162)
    1:40:57
  19. 27.
    Weekly Roundup 12/25/20 (FinCEN's proposed rules, the SEC takes aim at Ripple, predictions for 2021) (EP.161)
    38:29
  20. 28.
    Matt Hougan (Bitwise) on the prospects for a Bitcoin ETF in 2021 (EP.160)
    39:41
  21. 29.
    Weekly Roundup 12/18/20 feat. a pseudonymous fixed income trader (Our MSTR mea culpa, are CME futs cursed, what isn't a commodity?) (EP.159)
    35:08
  22. 30.
    Amber Scott (Outlier Canada) on crypto-bank relationships in Canada (EP.158)
    46:01
  23. 31.
    Weekly Roundup 12/11/20 (What's Treasury up to?, MSTR's bond offering, would the STABLE act kill Dunkin?) EP.157
    44:22
  24. 32.
    Muneeb Ali (Blockstack) on Bitcoin-based Smart Contracts (EP.156)
    1:04:44
  25. 33.
    Mustafa Yilham (Bixin) on the industrial Bitcoin miner perspective (EP.155)
    47:40
  26. 34.
    Weekly Roundup 12/04/20 (The Dastardly STABLE Act, USDC partners with Visa, Larry Fink evolves on Bitcoin) (EP.154)
    36:02
  27. 35.
    Mathias Imbach (Sygnum Bank) on the importance of crypto banking (EP.153)
    49:08
  28. 36.
    Pelle Brændgaard (Notabene) on how crypto service providers are dealing with the Travel Rule (EP.152)
    56:38
  29. 37.
    Weekly Roundup 11/27/20 (What we are thankful for, USDC in Venezuela, is GBTC behind the rally?) (EP.151)
    37:34
  30. 38.
    John Newbery (Brink) on funding Bitcoin development (EP.150)
    54:52
  31. 39.
    Weekly Roundup 11/20/20 (Claytons leave the SEC, the not so quiet Quiet Rally, Bitcoin interest rates) (EP.149)
    33:45
  32. 40.
    Parker Lewis (Unchained Capital) on unlocking Bitcoin's potential with multisig (EP.148)
    1:12:46
  33. 41.
    Weekly Roundup 11/13/20 (Cred insolvency, Zelleification in Venezuela, Can Bitcoin be 6102'ed?) (Ep.147)
    37:35
  34. 42.
    Alan Lane (Silvergate) on banking the cryptoasset industry (EP.146)
    42:36
  35. 43.
    Weekly Roundup 11/06/20 (Blockchain voting, a $1B Bitcoin forfeiture, election outcomes and inflation) (EP.145)
    43:21
  36. 44.
    Josh Cincinnati on the challenge of blockchain governance (EP.144)
    1:19:09
  37. 45.
    Weekly Roundup 10/30/20 (Iran stockpiling Bitcoin?, more bank charters, is Paypal a Bitcoin Sidechain?) (EP.143)
    43:36
  38. 46.
    Yoann Turpin (Wintermute) on launching a cryptoasset market making firm (EP. 142)
    33:54
  39. 47.
    Joel Revill (Two Ocean Trust) on building a Qualified Custodian in Wyoming (EP.141)
    45:46
  40. 48.
    Weekly Roundup 10/23/20 (PayPal jumps in, the banks push back at the SPDI, are CBDCs inflationary?) (EP.140)
    34:48
  41. 49.
    Bruce Fenton (Chainstone Labs) on the paradox of governance tokens (EP.139)
    1:07:44
  42. 50.
    Weekly Roundup 10/16/20 (Does China control Bitcoin?, Filecoin launches, Heath Tarbert praises Ethereum) (EP.138)
    37:53

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