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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 09/17/21 (Fidelity's spot ETF plea, Solana goes down, Are Bitcoiners cosplayers?)

    Weekly Roundup 09/17/21 (Fidelity's spot ETF plea, Solana goes down, Are Bitcoiners cosplayers?)

    Matt and Nic return to recap a tumultuous week. In this episode: 
    Matt's ongoing war against the turkeys Fidelity thinks the SEC should approve a spot ETF The Futures based Bitcoin ETFs are nearing approval The SEC stonewalling an ETF is a political choice The OpenSea insider scandal Elizabeth Warren's critiques of the industry get more and more specific and niche Do we event want to know which tokens are securities according to the SEC? Ripple is asking the SEC to compare them to Ethereum Solana goes down for 17h Our interaction with a blockchain fraudster The NYT doesn't understand cryptography Are Bitcoiners cosplayers? The Epic games v Apple case has implications for the crypto industry Content mentioned: 
    Fidelity's Wise Origin Bitcoin ETF presentation to the SEC on Sep. 8 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

    • 49 min
    Weekly Roundup 09/10/21 (Bukele buys the dip, oil majors are mining, SEC v Coinbase)

    Weekly Roundup 09/10/21 (Bukele buys the dip, oil majors are mining, SEC v Coinbase)

    Matt and Nic are back for another week. In this episode: 
    El Salvador's bitcoin launch Was the Chivo rollout really that bad? Bukele buys the dip Did El Salvador's bitcoin day cause a 20% selloff? McDonalds supports lightning in El Salvador SEC v Coinbase Introducing the Reves test Takeaways from the Miami Bitmain conference What is the NFL planning with NFTs? Oil majors are getting into bitcoin mining Is flare gas the future? 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. 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
    Alex Svanevik (Nansen) on extracting signal from on-chain noise

    Alex Svanevik (Nansen) on extracting signal from on-chain noise

    We welcome Alex Svanevik, CEO of Nansen.ai to On the Brink to provide color on Nansen's unique approach to on-chain data and analysis. We discuss:
    The evolution of Nansen from a wallet labelling tool to an end-to-end analytics platform
    How Nansen provides actionable insights from its analysis of individual addresses, transactions, and contracts
    Nansen's process to scale the collection of individual wallet level data over time
    Specific ways end-users are leveraging Nansen to make data-driven NFT investments
    And more broadly, the application of AI to the analysis of blockchain data
    You can learn more about the company and its offerings at Nansen.ai and the company's YouTube channel.

    • 52 min
    Weekly Roundup 09/03/21 (Two years of OTB, Matt's NFT strategy, Square's Bitcoin DEX)

    Weekly Roundup 09/03/21 (Two years of OTB, Matt's NFT strategy, Square's Bitcoin DEX)

    Nic and Matt are back for another week. 
    Patriots choose Mac Jones Kanye releases Donda Two year anniversary of OTB The fate of the OTB lost episode Matt's peculiar NFT acquisition strategy What the hell is Loot Punks weren't the first NFTs Square is making a Bitcoin DEX The SEC sues Bitconnect 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.

    • 47 min
    Weekly Roundup 08/27/21 (Celeb NFT buys, Visa's cryptopunk, Choke Point 2.0?)

    Weekly Roundup 08/27/21 (Celeb NFT buys, Visa's cryptopunk, Choke Point 2.0?)

    Matt and Nic return for another week. In this episode: 
    Nic sells an NFT to Von Miller  OnlyFans and financial inclusion Visa buys a cryptopunk Do stablecoins have a future outside of the banking sector?  The history of Choke Point and what it means today Our merch supply chain issues  Tungsten talk Content mentioned 
    Iain Murray's OTB appearance on Choke Point Nic in Coindesk, OnlyFans Shows How the Banking System Is Politicized 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.

    • 42 min
    Weekly Roundup 08/20/21 (Uniswap governance wars, Bitcoin adoption in EM, OnlyFans gets Choke Pointed)

    Weekly Roundup 08/20/21 (Uniswap governance wars, Bitcoin adoption in EM, OnlyFans gets Choke Pointed)

    Nic and Matt are back for news and deals. In this episode: 
    Our current sentiment on the Senate infrastructure bill The controversial Flipside/Uniswap portfolio MIT's 2014 Bitcoin airdrop Chainalysis' new data on Bitcoin adoption shows that it's a developing markets phenomenon Is there a conflict between good stablecoins and a competitive market for stablecoins? Are lossmaking stablecoins anti-competitive? Gensler makes more noise about DeFi The problem with futures-based ETFs Content mentioned in this episode: 
    Bitmex's new Proof of Reserve/Liability Nic in Bitcoin Magazine, The Bitcoin Energy Debate is a Modern Reprise of the Gold Resource Cost Debate Chainalysis, The 2021 Global Crypto Adoption Index David Marcus on Medium, Good Stablecoins 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.  

    • 36 min

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