Interview with Gadi Ruchin, Founder and CEO at OGY Docs.

Episode 74

Interview with Gadi Ruchin, Founder and CEO at OGY Docs.

Today Mike Townsend and guest host Zachary Damato interviewed Gadi Ruchin, Founder and CEO OGY Docs.

OGY has set its goal to create a safe, independent and fully negotiable electronic Bill of Lading. We spoke with Gadi about this goal and how OGY is building a decentralized network that will connect all parties of the supply chain.

At the end we learned how Gadi’s transition from Israel to New York has impacted his life and how Techstars and Barclays has positively impacted his business.

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Interview with Jonathan Levin, Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer at Chainalysis

Episode 73

Interview with Jonathan Levin, Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer at Chainanlysis

Today we had Mike Townsend and guest host Zachary Damato interviewing Jonathan Levin, Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer at Chainanlysis out of the Techstars office in NYC.

We spoke about Jonathans background moving from London to NYC to join Techstars, and some of the challenges he and the company have overcome. The majority of the conversation was focused on blockchain technology and how Chainanlysis is building the layer of compliance and networking for the future of value exchange.

Lastly, we answered the grab bag question from the audience and learned about Jonathans advice about joining Techstars and how working with Barclays has given Chainanlysis a huge advantage.

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Potpourri of players in the payments space, what will happen?

Episode 72

Potpourri of players in the payments space, what will happen?

This week Brian and Faisal discuss the landscape of payments, reflecting back on 1.5 years of Around The Coin podcast and discuss what’s going to happen in the payments space for months to come. Who will die out, who will shine and who will be the big surprise.

Amongst the topics discussed are David Marcus jumping ship from Paypal to Facebook, Paypal and its separation from eBay and its acquisition of Xoom. How PayPal is ripe to acquire new companies. We also discuss Facebook and their Messenger payments, the possibility of Facebook going into retail and online payments (in addition to P2P).

Briefly discuss Banks, especially challenger banks in the UK.

FIS acquiring SunGuard for US$ 9.1 Billion, APIs and Startups, MCX and CurrencyC, ISO Standards for real-time payments (ISO 20022) working draft that came out. Realtime payment in America and ClearExchange.

Square’s IPO, their data-science in play on same day payments for merchants at 1.0% rate rather than free the next day at 9AM Eastern.

Towards the end, we talk about Samsung Pay, and Brian’s take on behavior and what problems it might pose. Curtains up for Samsung on 28th of September 2015, when it formally launches in the US.

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Interview with Laurent Oberholzer & François Briod (Co-Founders) of TawiPay

Episode 71

Interview with Laurent Oberholzer & François Briod (Co-Founders) of TawiPay

Pascal Briod - Laurent Oberholzer & François Briod - CoFounders of TawiPay

[From left to right: Pascal Briod, Laurent Oberholzer & François Briod]

TawiPay

 

About TawiPay

TawiPay is a search engine for international money transfers, helping people find the cheapest, fastest, most convenient and trustworthy ways to send their money around the world. The platform lists over 440 money transfer companies across 280 corridors and is available in 9 different languages.

TawiPay’s comparison tool is very easy to use and consists of just a few clicks. After inputting the amount and the receiving country, users can see all established money transfer services and compare their fees, exchange rates, transfer times and payment methods at a glance. A special emphasis is placed on fully disclosing all hidden fees, so that users may always make an informed decision when choosing the best service for their needs.

TawiPay is fully independent, completely free of charge, and was founded by three Swiss entrepreneurs with the explicit goal of helping migrants save on their remittances. By switching to cheaper services, it is estimated that migrants could save up to $28 billion in transfer fees every year, thereby allowing more money to flow to developing countries to pay for vital expenses such as food, education and healthcare.

TawiPay also provides money transfer companies with a novel way of promoting their services to a migrant community several million strong, highlighting their competitive advantage in a fair, transparent and credible fashion. In order to better understand their market, TawiPay’s partners also gain access to market analytics and business intelligence.

Global Remittances Observatory

The Global Remittances Observatory aims at providing public and private institutions working to reduce the cost of remittances with the information and the tools they need to design and implement better products or policies, and to assess and monitor their impact.

Building on our comparison platform for money transfer services already helping thousands of migrants each month to find better options to send money home, we want to leverage our technologies and databases to empower institutional actors from the public and private sector with aggregate information on remittances prices and trends.

The Global Remittances Observatory project is in its preliminary phase, and we are now seeking financing to scale our data collection process and to develop the analysis tool and the interface necessary to make sense of the huge data set we want to build.

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