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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

    Christian Dittmeier on NFT analytics

    Christian Dittmeier on NFT analytics

    Christian Dittmeier, cofounder and CEO of Evaluate Market joins the show. In this episode we discuss:
    How Christian and his cofounders Alex and Cody came to find themselves spending their free time analyzing NFTs The insight that led them to start Evaluate Market, a platform for discovering, search for, and evaluating NFTs Christian’s perspective on the emerging taxonomy of NFTs and how Evaluate prioritizes the assets that it lists The projects and categories of NFTs that Christian is most excited about To learn more about Evaluate visit evaluate.market
     

    • 31 min
    Weekly Roundup 09/24/21 (Regulators keep talking about Free Banking, Twitter rolls out LN support, Biden's new OCC nominee)

    Weekly Roundup 09/24/21 (Regulators keep talking about Free Banking, Twitter rolls out LN support, Biden's new OCC nominee)

    Nic and Matt return for another week of news and deals. In this episode: 
    Latest on the infrastructure bill The latest on the platinum coin Zany things that financial regulators said this week Gensler continues to misrepresent the free banking era How bad was the wildcat banking era really? Why are financial regulators so interested in free banking? The SEC and CFTC are nearing the end of their fiscal year The prospects for 'pipe to crypto' Why miners are participating in 'demand response' programs Matt's 20-year-old cereal Twitter adds lightning tips and NFT authentication Binance is under CFTC investigation Biden's new OCC nominee is anti-bank, anti-crypto FASB takes comment on GAAP treatment of digital assets Content mentioned: 
    George Selgin on antebellum Free Banking 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 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.

    • 38 min
    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

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