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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

    Balaji Srinivasan on building digital commonwealths (EP.43)

    Balaji Srinivasan on building digital commonwealths (EP.43)

    Balaji Srinivasan is an angel investor and entrepreneur. He was formerly the CTO of Coinbase, a GP at a16z, and the co-founder of Earn.com, Counsyl, Teleport and Coin Center. We discuss:  

    - the 100x' crypto has delivered over traditional finance
    - how Balaji’s views of Bitcoin have changed over time
    - the 'sovereign collective' versus the sovereign individual
    - whether Twitter is a functioning digital commonwealth
    - why handles on social media might more closely resemble property than a platfor

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Weekly News Roundup 2/14/20 (BlockFi raise, JPM spinout, Iota is the gift that keeps on giving, and more ) (EP.42)

    Weekly News Roundup 2/14/20 (BlockFi raise, JPM spinout, Iota is the gift that keeps on giving, and more ) (EP.42)

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

    - BlockFi raise

    - Other deals

    - JPM spinout?

    - USDC

    and much more news of the week

    • 30 min
    Jake Chervinsky (Compound) on straddling crypto-anarchy and regulation (EP.41)

    Jake Chervinsky (Compound) on straddling crypto-anarchy and regulation (EP.41)

    Jake Chervinsky the General Counsel of Compound joins the podcast. In this episode we discuss: 

    - The history of securities markets in the US
    - The Howey test in plain language
    - Whether commodities can transmute to securities, and vice versa
    - Why markets function best with regulation
    - The purpose of open finance
    - Being a bitcoiner at an ethereum-focused company 

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Weekly News Roundup 2/7/20 (Mastercard backs out of Libra, US Marshall Auction and more) (EP.40)

    Weekly News Roundup 2/7/20 (Mastercard backs out of Libra, US Marshall Auction and more) (EP.40)

    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

    - U.S. Marshalls auction

    - ICE eyes Ebay

    - Crypto safe harbor?

    and much more news of the week

    • 24 min
    Alex Leishman (River Financial) on running a Bitcoin financial institution (EP.39)

    Alex Leishman (River Financial) on running a Bitcoin financial institution (EP.39)

    Alex Leishman, the cofounder and CEO of River Financial joins the show. In this episode we discuss: 

    - Why Alex started River Financial

    - Why they are Bitcoin only

    - Why other exchanges were so quick to list tokens

    - The role of banks in Bitcoin

    - Practical issues with implementing Proof of Reserves

    To learn more about River Financial visit: www.river.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Weekly News Roundup 1/31/20 (Proof of Stake Tax Policy, Popper on Bitcoin and Nic's Presidential Endorsement) (EP.38)

    Weekly News Roundup 1/31/20 (Proof of Stake Tax Policy, Popper on Bitcoin and Nic's Presidential Endorsement) (EP.38)

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

    - Nic's Presidential Endorsement

    - Proof of Stake Tax Policy

    - Popper's NYT Article

    - Ripple IPO?

    - Super Bowl Picks

    • 26 min

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Matt and Nic are some of the smartest and most insightful investors in the public blockchain space, so it’s no surprise that their podcast is filled with great guests and intelligent takes.

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