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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 News Roundup 08/07/20 (Microstrategy's Bitcoin position, Square's big Q2, ETC reorgs)

    Weekly News Roundup 08/07/20 (Microstrategy's Bitcoin position, Square's big Q2, ETC reorgs)

    Nic and Matt cover deals and the news of the week. In this episode:

    - Are we in a bull run or is fiat devaluating?
    - BCH contemplating redirecting block rewards to fund developers
    - Electric Capital raises 110m
    - Matt's scoop about the Microstrategy Bitcoin position
    - Grayscale files a form 10 for their Ethereum Investment Trust
    - Why the world needs Bitcoin hardware that demonstrates UTXOs held
    - Is DGC the biggest company in the crypto industry?
    - ETC keeps getting 51% attacked

    • 37 min
    Ray Youssef (Paxful) on building the world's largest Bitcoin p2p market

    Ray Youssef (Paxful) on building the world's largest Bitcoin p2p market

    Ray Youssef, founder and CEO of Paxful, joins the show to talk his journey with Paxful and his mission to bring Bitcoin to Africa. In this episode:

    - Why Bitcoin p2p is so popular in Africa
    - Why interstate settlements in Africa are so challenging today
    - How Ray went from being homeless to founding the largest p2p Bitcoin exchange
    - Why KYC in emerging markets is so challenging
    - How Ray went through 11 failed startups before starting Paxful
    - Why Ray focused on Africa for Paxful

    • 52 min
    How Canaccord Genuity is approaching the cryptoasset market

    How Canaccord Genuity is approaching the cryptoasset market

    Michael Graham and Pat McEvoy of Canaccord Genuity join the podcast to discuss how their firm has approached the cryptoasset sector. In this episode we discuss:
    • Michael’s perspective on cryptoassets from his role as Head of Equity Research
    • Pat’s perspective on cryptoassets and the increased participation of institutional participants in the trading of these assets
    • The biggest opportunities - and how Canaccord is approaching this market

    To learn more about Canaccord visit their websit

    • 50 min
    Weekly News Roundup 07/31/20 Feat. John Collins of FS Vector (The OCC letter, Plustoken apprehended, Bitcoin's patronage system)

    Weekly News Roundup 07/31/20 Feat. John Collins of FS Vector (The OCC letter, Plustoken apprehended, Bitcoin's patronage system)

    Matt and Nic review the stories of the week, featuring John Collins, partner and cofounder of FS Vector. In this episode:

    - Our Plustoken conspiracy
    - Avanti's dollar-coin Avit
    - Polkadot raises $43m
    - What tokensales and desert real estate have in common
    - FTX is building a DEX on Solana
    Paradigm sponsors a Bitcoin developer
    - Bitcoin's patronage system as a competitive advantage
    - The circular logic inherent in DeFi token valuations
    - Distinguishing pseudo equity from cryptocurrency

    • 57 min
    Jesse Walden (Variant) on the Crypto Ownership Economy

    Jesse Walden (Variant) on the Crypto Ownership Economy

    Jesse Walden, founder of Variant joins the show. In this episode we discuss:
    - Jesse’s journey in the crypto industry, from founding Mediachain, to being an investor at A16Z, to founding Variant
    - The crypto ownership economy and how Jesse sees the evolution of consumer software
    - Crypto projects through the lens of contract theory

    Learn more and follow Jesse at www.variant.fund and follow him on Twitter @Jessewldn

    • 50 min
    Weekly News Roundup 07/24/20 (the bombshell OCC letter, the custodian gold rush, Ampleforth mania)

    Weekly News Roundup 07/24/20 (the bombshell OCC letter, the custodian gold rush, Ampleforth mania)

    Matt and Nic review the stories of the week. In this episode:

    - The OCC's bombshell letter saying that banks can custody cryptocurrency
    - What this means for established crypto custodians
    - Hester Pierce expresses her disappointment with the outcome of the Telegram case
    - Standard Chartered working on cryptoasset custody
    - Coinbase blacklists the Twitter hacker addresses
    - Our explanation of what's going on with Ampleforth

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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69 Ratings

69 Ratings

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Nic Carter is one the brightest minds in crypto and is my go to resource for understanding the political and technical ramifications of the future of blockchain protocols, coins, and tokens.

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