President and CEO of FINCA Impact Finance Description You can't seem to pick up any Fintech aka banking & payments magazine or blog without the mention of the word, 'financial inclusion'. Depending on whom you talk to, the number of financially excluded population is anywhere from 2.5 Billion people to 1.5 Billion. World Bank Group … Continue reading Episode 182: Interview with Andrée Simon
Founder of Redeeem.com Description In this interview Mike Townsend talks to Kyle Hill, which is a special episode because Kyle and Mike are co-founders of Redeeem (trusted peer-to-peer crypto gift card exchange), and have started 3 startups over the last 8 years together. Previous to Redeeem, they raised $23M for HomeHero, a tech-enabled home care marketplace. They talk about … Continue reading Episode 181: Interview with Kyle Hill
Partner at AGE Crypto Hedge Fund Description In this interview, Mike Townsend interviews Ethan, who talks about his journey from CTO of VC funded startup, Overnight, to partner of AGE Crypto Hedge Fund. Learn about the differences between a VC fund and a crypto hedge fund, as well as how many exist what specific methods … Continue reading Episode 180: Interview with Ethan Kravitz
Yan Pritzker is also the author of "Inventing Bitcoin" Description In this podcast, Nako Mbelle interviews Yan Pritzker the author of Inventing Bitcoin and discuss what makes bitcoin a revolutionary tech; and why he left his full-time CTO position at his startup to devote 100% of his time to Bitcoin. Yan’s book Inventing Bitcoin is … Continue reading Episode 179: Interview with Yan Pritzker
In this episode, Mike interviews SFOX Founder George Melika and Head of Growth Danny Kim. Description In this episode Mike Townsend visited the offices of SFOX to interview Founder George Melika and Head of Growth Danny Kim in their offices in Playa Vista, California. SFOX raised $23M in VC from Y Combinator, Social Capital, Tribe … Continue reading Episode 178: Interview with SFOX Team
FATF - Is it the new "F" word? Description This week both Faisal Khan and Dr. Mara Wesseling sit down and discuss FATF - the Financial Action Task Force, an organization based in Paris, France. This show focuses on the FATF, the Financial Action Task Force. We discuss why the organization – that remains unknown … Continue reading Episode 177: FATF Creating Gold Standards and Paper Realities?
In this episode, Nako interviews well-known Bitcoin critic David Gerard. Description They talk about the technological superiority complex of some Bitcoin maximalists; Bitcoin's energy inefficiencies and whether crypto mass adoption is a pipe dream or closer to becoming a reality because of the Lightning Network. David Gerard writes the cryptocurrency and blockchain news site Attack … Continue reading Episode 176: Interview with Bitcoin critic David Gerard about everything he finds wrong with Bitcoin
An Introduction to Anti-Money Laundering & Countering Financing of Terrorism Description This week Faisal Khan sits down with Dr. Mara Wesseling (our newest co-host) and we discuss the world of compliance. Our first show touches upon what compliance stands for? and who needs to do it? How big and relevant in today's compliance industry? What … Continue reading Episode 175: The birth of AML/CFT