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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

    Alex Treece (Zabo) on Cryptoasset Value Accrual (EP.63)

    Alex Treece (Zabo) on Cryptoasset Value Accrual (EP.63)

    Alex Treece, the president and cofounder of Zabo, joins the show. 
    How a background in private equity equipped him to think about crypto as a asset class Why Alex founded his startup, Zabo Why there are so few successful examples of utility tokens How tokens sit in the asset class taxonomy Why token value accretion is reliant on an informal contract with the issuer Distinctions between tokens that represent real world securities and natively accretive cash flow tokens which resemble securities Why he’s thinks that blockbuster token sales are a thing of the past Revisiting his old prediction that Bitcoin would outperform in a recession

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Weekly News Roundup 4/03/20 (CoinMarketCap, Telegram, and bailouts) (EP.62)

    Weekly News Roundup 4/03/20 (CoinMarketCap, Telegram, and bailouts) (EP.62)

    Matt and Nic review the top stories of the week in the cryptoasset industry. This week’s topics include:
    Binance’s acquisition of CoinMarketCap Factom’s insolvency Telegram’s latest setback in court Recent stablecoin growth Nic’s piece on bailouts in Coindesk and much more news of the week

    • 36 min
    Adam Draper (Boost VC) on Investing in Sci-Fi Technologies (EP.61)

    Adam Draper (Boost VC) on Investing in Sci-Fi Technologies (EP.61)

    Adam Draper, co-founder of BoostVC, an accelerator and venture fund focused on Sci-Fi technologies joins the show. In this episode we discuss:

    - Adam’s advice for portfolio companies navigating the current COVID 19 crisis

    - His thesis on Virtual Reality and what categories he is most excited about

    - His journey in crypto, from being an early investor in Coinbase to present

    - Book recommendations


    Learn more about Boost at Boost.vc and follow Adam on Twitter @adamdraper

    • 40 min
    Lawrence White on Free Banking in the Age of Crypto (EP.60)

    Lawrence White on Free Banking in the Age of Crypto (EP.60)

    Larry White, economics professor at George Mason University and senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, joins the show to discuss free banking, the history of dollarization, and the prospects for a crypto-native banking system.  
    In this episode:
    - Why CBDCs might not be a good idea
    - The legacy of dollarization in Ecuador
    - How the Scottish free banking system worked
    - What would have to change for free banking to re-emerge today
    - The prospects for Bitcoin banks issuing notes – and one problem with the idea
    - The prospects for restoring a cash-like standard of privacy and autonomy in a digital context
    - The prospects for crypto-dollarization

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Weekly News Roundup 3/27/20 (Gold market, difficulty adjustments, deals and more) (EP.59)

    Weekly News Roundup 3/27/20 (Gold market, difficulty adjustments, deals and more) (EP.59)

    Matt and Nic from Castle Island Ventures review the top stories of the week in the cryptoasset industry. This week's topics include: 

    - Deals of the Week

    - Dislocations in the gold markets

    - The effects of the -16% difficulty adjustments in BTC

    - Thoughts on the stimulus package

    - Quarantine reading suggestions

    and much more news of the week

    • 36 min
    Jurrien Timmer (Fidelity) on the global macro landscape (EP.58)

    Jurrien Timmer (Fidelity) on the global macro landscape (EP.58)

    Jurrien Timmer, the Director of Global Macro at Fidelity Investments, joins the podcast. In this episode we discuss: 

    - Jurrien's career trajectory

    - Views on the current crisis in the context of other dislocations

    - POV on the interventions that we are seeing from the Federal government

    - The outlook for Gold, Bitcoin and other SOV assets

    - Best / worst case scenarios  

    Follow Jurrien: 

    - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jurrien-timmer-fidelity/

    - https://twitter.com/TimmerFidelity

    • 43 min

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