Fintech Podcast – Episode 146 – Bitcoin – Segwit and Segwit2X

Episode 146

This week co-hosts Faisal Khan and Nako Mbelle interview COE of Prasos, Henry Brade who is has been involved in cryptocurrency since 2011 to get his take on Segwit and Segwit2X, what is the difference between the two? What does it mean for the rest of us.

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Fintech Podcast – Episode 145 – Employment opportunities in the Crypto & Blockchain space

Episode 145

In this episode of Around The Coin, Faisal Khan and one of our new co-hosts Nako Mbelle discuss the world of crypto and blockchain, specifically from the employment point of view. Nako is the CEO/Founder of Fintech Recruiters based in Toronto, Canada and she has first-hand experience on all things employment in the Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, crypto-coin space. We ask Nako what is working (and not) with respect to job opportunities in the space, how to position yourself for employments and what to look out for in the coming years.

Nako Mbelle’s website: http://fintechrecruiters.com/

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Fintech Podcast – Episode 144 – During The Next Financial Crisis – Will Bitcoin Be Noah’s Ark?

Episode 144

Brian Roemmele & Faisal Khan are back on the air this week. With the meteoric rise in the price of bitcoin and the added fear of an economic correction that is due, we discuss the power of Bitcoin and how it can be an avenue where wealth could get parked in the next financial crisis. Whether it will happen or not, remains to be seen. Brian does dwell on the dystopian society that we might be heading towards, and when the alarm bells ring, will we find solace in the driftwood (or ark) known as Bitcoin, for a common person like you and me. Consider this, that during the financial crisis of 2008, Bitcoin was not there. How it will play out this time around, poses an interesting dilemma for both governments and the financial industry in general.

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Fintech Podcast – Episode 143 – Faster Payments Task Force Report with Jordan Lampe

Episode 143

This week Faisal Khan interviews Jordan Lampe who is the Head of Strategic Projects at Dwolla. Dwolla is payments related financial services company in Des Monies, Iowa. Dwolla also is one of the members of the Federal Reserve Task Force on Faster Payments initiative. We had interviewed Jordan earlier on this (See Episode 113). Reconnecting again with Jordan, we ask him on the Faster Payment Task Force Reports that come out (two of them actually): Final Report Part One: The Faster Payments Task Force Approach (PDF) & Final Report Part Two: A Call To Action (PDF).

Both these reports were released in July 2017.

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Fintech Podcast Episode 142 – Interview with Scott Robinson of PlugAndPlay Tech Center

Episode 142

This week, Faisal Khan interviews Scott Robinson is the founder and VP of Plug and Play FinTech, the financial technology focused start-up innovation platform in partnership with BNP Paribas, Santander, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, TD Bank, Sberbank, USAA, Mitsubishi, Capital One, Sumitomo, Intuit and many more global financial institutions. Listen to how a UCLA History major finds his calling and establishes one of the most successful incubators/accelerator hubs in the world, not to be left out, one of the early adopters of Bitcoin/blockchain.

About Plug and Play Tech Center:

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. We connect startups to corporations and invest in over 150 companies every year. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in 22 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 6,000 startups and 180 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries.

Scott Robinson is the founder and VP of Plug and Play FinTech
Scott Robinson is the founder and VP of Plug and Play FinTech

We provide active investments with 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and host more than 365 networking events per year. Companies in our community have raised over $6 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk. For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com

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