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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

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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

    Weekly Roundup 10/22/21 (Proshares ETF launches, CBOE acquires ErisX, FB's Metaverse ambitions, Tungsten takes over)

    Weekly Roundup 10/22/21 (Proshares ETF launches, CBOE acquires ErisX, FB's Metaverse ambitions, Tungsten takes over)

    Matt and Nic are back for a monster week of deals and news. In this episode: 
    CBOE acquires ErisX FTX raises a monster round Worldcoin launches with their eyeball scanner The Proshares futures-based ETF goes live and sets a record Why are futures-based ETFs expensive? the Proshares ETF starts to max out its futures exposure What will be the fate of GBTC? Grayscale announces a $1b buyback of GBTC Hester Peirce delivers another great talk Tether settles with the CFTC The academia-press complex Diem launches a Novi stablecoin based on USDP Why stablecoins are a frontier in the battle over financial privacy Facebook leans hard into the metaverse Tungsten takes over Square makes ASICs Why you shouldn't eat your tungsten cube Will CMS intern be able to lift the 7 inch cube? Content mentioned in this episode
    Bloomberg, First Bitcoin ETF Is Already in Danger of Breaching a Limit on Futures Contracts Hester Peirce speech at the Texas Blockchain Summit, Lawless in Austin Sponsor notes
    This show supported by Coinbase Prime, an integrated solution that provides advanced multi-venue trading, custody, and prime services for institutions. For more information see coinbase.com/prime Corporations and institutions can allocate cash into Circle Yield to gain crypto lending exposure and earn superior returns compared to traditional markets. It’s secured, overcollateralized and built on the leading dollar digital currency. Visit circle.com/yield to book a meeting

    • 44 min
    Tom Chippas (ErisX) and Chris Isaacson (CBOE) on CBOE's Acquisition of ErisX

    Tom Chippas (ErisX) and Chris Isaacson (CBOE) on CBOE's Acquisition of ErisX

    Tom Chippas, the CEO of ErisX and Chris Isaacson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Cboe Global Markets join the show. In this episode we discuss:
    CBOE’s acquisition of ErisX Details of the acquisition and the rationale for the deal CBOE’s current and future plans in the digital assets industry The market structure implications for the broader digital assets ecosystem and why this combination provides for a catalyst for broader institutional adoption Views on the regulatory landscape and how CBOE and ErisX are approaching the market Future products that may be on the horizon Broader views on the spot market, and discussion of Matt Trudeau’s, “The Next Leg of The Crypto Trade” The landscape for exchange traded digital asset products  
     

    • 43 min
    NFTs as the gateway to mainstream adoption with Gmoney

    NFTs as the gateway to mainstream adoption with Gmoney

    We had the pleasure of hosting NFT collector, Gmoney, on the show. He is a former equities trader turned NFT collector, educator, and expert. In this episode, we unpack the community, stories, and experiences Gmoney has amassed during his time in the NFT space and discuss the following:
    Gmoney's "aha" moment about the massive supercycle taking place in digital goods The shift in ownership and value accrual from the hands of a few investors to everyone interacting with crypto networks Gmoney's first NFT experience that allowed him to use NFTs as collateral for, what was at the time, the largest on-chain loan The factors that Gmoney considers in evaluating and investing in NFTs (above all, community) and more This was an enlightening discussion that really opened our eyes to the impact NFTs will have on the industry.
     
    Sponsor notes 
    This episode is brought to you by Withum, a top 25 accounting firm with a cutting-edge Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology practice. To learn more, visit  withum.com/crypto.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Weekly Roundup (ETF chatter, Tungsten cubes, USA #1 in mining, insider airdropping)

    Weekly Roundup (ETF chatter, Tungsten cubes, USA #1 in mining, insider airdropping)

    Nic and Matt are back for our 250th episode! We discuss: 
    ETF chatter heats up Where the Tungsten memes come from Why tungsten is good Coinbase launches an NFT platform Ribbon airdrop controversy How DeFi airdrops are like the McDonalds monopoly game Does the token industry need a disclosure framework? Miami plans to pay employees in Bitcoin Stripe is getting back into crypto Jamie Dimon wants to know how it ends at 21 million China's hashrate goes to virtually 0 The USA is the center of hash We retire an old FUD Content mentioned: 
    Jump Capital, Stablecoins: The Impending Rise of a Multi-Trillion Dollar Market Sponsor notes: 
    This show supported by Coinbase Prime, an integrated solution that provides advanced multi-venue trading, custody, and prime services for institutions. For more information see coinbase.com/prime

    • 40 min
    Mark Coe (Intrinsic Edge) on Blockchain Public Equity Investing

    Mark Coe (Intrinsic Edge) on Blockchain Public Equity Investing

    Mark Coe, the founder and CIO of Intrinsic Edge Capital Management joins the show. In this episode we discuss:
    Mark’s professional career and path to founding Intrinsic How he came to see blockchain/crypto as an investable category His personal journey on understanding the various blockchain thesis areas How he thinks about the taxonomy of publicly traded companies in the blockchain space How Intrinsic thinks about their research and investment process for long/short equity investing The comparisons of blockchain technology to the early days of the internet Sponsor notes 
    This episode is brought to you by Withum, a top 25 accounting firm with a cutting-edge Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology practice. To learn more, visit  withum.com/crypto.

    • 29 min
    Weekly Roundup 10/08/21 (How to offset emissions, SocGen's Maker play, Tether revelations)

    Weekly Roundup 10/08/21 (How to offset emissions, SocGen's Maker play, Tether revelations)

    Nic and Matt are back for more deals and news. In this episode:
    Our podcast SNAFU Can you wear a suit with sneakers How to offset your Bitcoin emissions (without buying offsets) Soc Gen asks Maker for a loan Bloomberg's Tether bombshell Are stablecoins like money market funds? Sponsor notes: 
    This show supported by Coinbase Prime, an integrated solution that provides advanced multi-venue trading, custody, and prime services for institutions. For more information see coinbase.com/prime This show also supported by OurCrowd. Join the fastest growing venture capital investment community at OurCrowd.com/OTB

    • 33 min

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