On The Brink with Castle Island-logo

On The Brink with Castle Island

Business & Economics Podcasts

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

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

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Weekly Roundup 04/09/21 (Coinbase Q1 Earnings, TB12 gets into NFTs, GBTC ETF update) (EP.204)

4/9/2021
Matt and Nic are back for deals and news of the week. In this episode: Content mentioned in the episode: Nic vs Steve Hanke debate This episode is brought to you by Sovryn, DeFi on Bitcoin.

Duration:00:33:15

Matthew Mežinskis (Crypto Voices) on How to Compare Bitcoin with Fiat (EP.203)

4/7/2021
Matthew Mežinskis, creator of the Crypto Voices Global Monetary Base project joins the show to discuss how Bitcoin stacks up against sovereign currencies. In this episode: Follow Matthew on Twitter and check out the Monetary Base project. Sponsor notes: Copper is transforming how institutional investors engage with digital assets by developing award-winning custody and next-gen trading infrastructure. Headquartered in London, the firm is scaling rapidly across Asia and North America to...

Duration:01:14:43

Jeth Soetoyo (Pintu) on building a cryptoasset brokerage in a frontier market (EP.202)

4/5/2021
Jeth Soetoyo, the founder and CEO of Pintu, a cryptoasset brokerage based on Indonesia joins the show. In this episode we discuss: To learn more about Pintu visit www.pintu.co.id and follow Jeth @Jeth_Soetoyo This episode is brought to you by: Aave is a decentralized, open source, and non-custodial protocol where users can deposits and borrow digital assets, and earn interest on those assets. Head over to aave.com to experience and learn more about DeFi. Copper is transforming how...

Duration:00:36:34

Weekly Roundup 04/02/21 (Our Dice Crisis, Paypal opens Bitcoin to Merchants, USA Retail CBDC?) (EP.201)

4/2/2021
Nic and Matt return for news and deals of the week. In this episode: Content mentioned in this episode: Nic on Medium, Noahbjectivity on Bitcoin Mining Nic on the Lex Fridman podcast NFT skit on SNL This episode is brought to you by Sovryn, DeFi on Bitcoin.

Duration:00:38:29

Rafael Cosman (TrustToken) on Uncollateralized On-Chain Lending (EP.200)

3/31/2021
Rafael Cosman, cofounder and CEO of TrustToken, joins the show to talk stablecoins and TrueFi, their non-fully collateralized lending protocol. In this episode:

Duration:00:44:41

James Davolos (Horizon Kinetics) on Betting on Inflation (EP.199)

3/29/2021
James Davolos, VP and portfolio manager at Horizon Kinetics, joins the show to make the case for inflation and to explain their Inflation Beneficiaries ETF, ticker $INFL. In this episode:

Duration:00:50:49

Weekly Roundup 03/26/21 (The most violent people on earth, Fidelity's Wise Origin ETF, can GBTC be saved?) (EP.198)

3/26/2021
Nic and Matt are back for another blockbuster week. In this episode: Content mentioned: Crypto Credit Market Breakdown The Frustrating, Maddening, All-Consuming Bitcoin Energy DebateBitcoin as a Battery This episode is brought to you by Sovryn, DeFi on Bitcoin.

Duration:00:41:40

Dan Tapiero (10T Holdings) on Macro, Crypto and Growth Equity (EP.197)

3/24/2021
Dan Tapiero, the Managing Partner or 10T Holdings joins the show. In this episode we discuss: To learn more about 10T visit: 10tfund.com Follow Dan on Twitter @DTAPCAP

Duration:00:45:23

Michael Greenwald (Tiedemann Advisors) on the Dollar as a Policy Tool (EP.196)

3/22/2021
Michael Greenwald is a former U.S. Treasury official with expertise in sanctions programs and using USD infrastructure to promote policy objectives. In this episode: Read Michael's paper, The Future of the US Dollar Sponsor notes: Copper is transforming how institutional investors engage with digital assets by developing award-winning custody and next-gen trading infrastructure. Headquartered in London, the firm is scaling rapidly across Asia and North America to bring its suite of...

Duration:00:46:10

Weekly Roundup 03/19/21 (NYDIG's rumor, NFT taxonomies, BoFa's bad Bitcoin report) (EP.195)

3/19/2021
Nic and Matt return for another week of deals and news. In this episode: onthebrink.shop Content referenced in this episode: Why NFTs are Hard to ExplainTwitter thread on NFTs'The Blocksize War' Paper, Plastic, Peer to Peer This episode is brought to you by Sovryn, DeFi on Bitcoin.

Duration:00:39:51

Dennison Bertram and Raf Solari on Reforming DeFi Governance (EP.194)

3/18/2021
Dennison Bertram and Raf Solari, the founders of Tally join the show. In this episode we discuss: To learn more about Tally visit www.withtally.com

Duration:00:38:04

Robby Gutmann (NYDIG) on the Institutionalization of Bitcoin (EP.193)

3/15/2021
Robby Gutmann, CEO and Co-founder of NYDIG, and Co-founder of Stone Ridge, joins the show to talk about his firm's Bitcoin and digital asset ambitions. In this episode: Sponsor notes: Copper is transforming how institutional investors engage with digital assets by developing award-winning custody and next-gen trading infrastructure. Headquartered in London, the firm is scaling rapidly across Asia and North America to bring its suite of products to a wider pool of institutional investors. To...

Duration:00:52:32

Weekly Roundup 03/11/21 (GBTC redemption scenarios, Norwegian energy in Bitcoin, the NFT missing link) (EP.192)

3/12/2021
Nic and Matt return for another intense week of deals. In this episode: Content mentioned: Aker Shareholder Letter This episode is brought to you by Sovryn, DeFi on Bitcoin.

Duration:00:45:48

Zac Prince (BlockFi) on the Series D raise and a market update (EP.191)

3/11/2021
Zac Prince, CEO and Cofounder of BlockFi joins the show once again to discuss BlockFi's newly announced Series D financing and to discuss market dynamics. In this episode: Prior BlockFi OTB episodes: Rene Van Kesteren on how BlockFi manages Risk Zac Prince on growing BlockFi through a pandemic

Duration:00:31:16

Matthew Le Merle on technology trends and the cryptoasset markets (EP.190)

3/10/2021
Matthew Le Merle, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Era and Blockchain Coinvestors joins the show. In this episode we discuss: The Rise of Generation C Learn more about Blockchain Coinvestors at their website and follow Matthew on Twitter @mlemerle

Duration:00:55:08

David Vorick (Nebulous) on the Maturation of Decentralized Cloud Storage (EP.189)

3/8/2021
David Vorick, the cofounder and CEO of Nebulous, the firm developing the Sia network, joins the show once again to talk about the growth of decentralized cloud storage. In this episode:

Duration:00:47:13

Weekly Roundup 03/05/21 (GBTC discounted, Private Blockchains are Back, the Last Cycle?) (EP.188)

3/5/2021
Matt and Nic are back. In this episode: Content mentioned in this episode: Bloomberg's Crypto Outlook Understanding BitcoinBitcoin at the Tipping Point This episode is brought to you by Sovryn, DeFi on Bitcoin.

Duration:00:32:46

Brian Flynn (Rabbit Hole) on NFTs and DeFi Customer Acquisition (EP.187)

3/1/2021
Brian Flynn, the founder and CEO of Rabbit Hole, a platform for driving customer acquisition for decentralized finance protocols joins the show. In this episide we discuss: To learn more about Rabbit Hole visit their website and follow Brian on Twitter @Flynnjamm

Duration:00:29:02

Weekly Roundup 02/26/21 (Bitcoin vs Fedwire, ETF prospects, Is the Tether Saga Over?) (EP.186)

2/26/2021
Nic and Matt return for more news and deals of the week. In this episode:

Duration:00:40:52

Tieshun Roquerre (Namebase) on the Prospects for Decentralized DNS (EP.185)

2/25/2021
Namebase founder and CEO Tieshun Roquerre joins us for a discussion of Handshake, decentralized DNS, and issues with the current system of domains. In this episode:

Duration:01:03:12