Episode 240: Maya Pochiraju, VP Product at Payability

Around the Coin Episode 240 Maya Pochiraju VP Product at Payability

In this episode, Min Kim interviews Maya Pochiraju. Maya is the Vice President in Blackstone’s Innovations Group driving firm-wide strategic technology programs across investor experience, fundraising, new-business regulation, and cloud computing. Maya’s work is based on her belief that technology should be leveraged to propel growth by providing unique business insights along with faster innovation, … Continue reading Episode 240: Maya Pochiraju, VP Product at Payability

Episode 239: Danny Shader, CEO & Founder, PayNearMe

Around the Coin Episode 239 Danny Shader CEO and Founder PayNearMe

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Danny Shader. Danny founded PayNearMe in 2009 and is driven to do right by customers, employees, and investors. Prior to PayNearMe, Danny led Good Technology, Inc., a wireless software company that was acquired by Motorola in 2007. Danny previously co-founded Accept.com, one of the first person-to-person payments providers, … Continue reading Episode 239: Danny Shader, CEO & Founder, PayNearMe

Episode 238: Alexander S. Blum, Managing Director of Two Prime

Around the Coin Episode 238 Alexander S. Blum, Managing Director of Two Prime

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Alexander S. Blum, managing director of Two Prime. Alexander bought his first bitcoin for $9 in 2012 and has been professionally involved with the industry ever since. Two Prime offers an actively-managed BTC and ETH long fund, focusing on wealth preservation and a secondary focus on growth. He … Continue reading Episode 238: Alexander S. Blum, Managing Director of Two Prime

Episode 237: Brian Dammeir, President, North America at Adyen

Around the Coin Episode 237 Brian Dammeir, President, North America at Adyen

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Brian Dammeir, President, North America at Adyen. As the President of North America for Adyen, Brian Dammeir is focused on bringing the company’s global payments solution to major retail, tech, platform, and hospitality companies - including McDonald’s, Uber, Spotify, Subway, Postmates, and Gap. He oversees all North American … Continue reading Episode 237: Brian Dammeir, President, North America at Adyen

Episode 236: Aaron K., Head of Listings, CoinMarketCap

Around the Coin Episode 236 Aaron K, Head of Listings Coinmarketcap

In this episode, Min Kim interviews Aaron K, Head of the listings team at CoinMarketCap, the world's leading cryptocurrency data aggregator. Aaron was employee #16 (out of 30) at CoinMarketCap and had a front-row seat to the events leading up to the acquisition. An ex-central banker, Aaron was a founding employee at the FinTech & … Continue reading Episode 236: Aaron K., Head of Listings, CoinMarketCap

Episode 235: Matthew Zipkin, Lead Developer at Impervious

Around the Coin Episode 235 Matthew Zipkin Lead Developer at Handshake

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Matthew Zipkin, Lead Developer at Impervious. Zipkin joined Impervious in 2021 to contribute full-time to Handshake, which is an alternative DNS root zone secured by proof-of-work. Impervious is a team of developers contributing open source core software for Handshake and Bitcoin. The Handshake full node software is a … Continue reading Episode 235: Matthew Zipkin, Lead Developer at Impervious

Episode 234: Hossein Azari, CEO of Cmorq

Around the Coin Episode 234 Hossein Azari CEO cmorq

In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Hossein Azari, CEO of cmorq. As the Founder and CEO of cmorq, Hossein Azari has set out to level the world’s financial playing field. After his first fintech startup, Clarity Money was acquired by Goldman Sachs, Hossein began his journey to build a data management platform that allows everyday … Continue reading Episode 234: Hossein Azari, CEO of Cmorq

Episode 233: Jay Shah, President of Personal Capital, an Empower Company

Around the Coin Episode 233 Jay Shah President Personal Capital

In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Jay Shah, President of Personal Capital, an Empower Company. Jay, as a founding executive member and current President of Personal Capital, shaped the pioneering digital wealth management company into what it is today. With more than 20 years of experience scaling businesses with technology and data, he has grown … Continue reading Episode 233: Jay Shah, President of Personal Capital, an Empower Company