About Us

Around The Coin started as a way to get Brian and Faisal on the microphone to discuss all things payments, while it was moderated by Mike.

In our fourth year now, we have slowly built our reputation and made our audience grow. With an estimated 22,000 listeners per week, it is truly one of the few shows with a difference.

If you wish to learn and enjoy a meaningful conversation about all things banking, payments, the blockchain, crypto, money, economics, entrepreneurship and everything in between, give us a listen.

The Team

Faisal Khan

Faisal Khan

Co-Host

Faisal Khan is a banking/payments consultant specializing in cross-border payment systems and a crypto money evangelist. He is the co-host of Around the Coin, a weekly podcast on Payments & Fintech with over 22,000+ listeners. Mr. Khan is a talent scout for Series A & B financing for various fintech VCs/funds. He is also a frequent contributor to popular Q&A site Quora where he has been a Top Writer for 6 consecutive years. His official website is at www.faisalkhan.com. When not traveling, Faisal calls Istanbul home.

Mike Townsend

Mike Townsend

Co-Host

Mike Townsend is a serial entrepreneur, founder of Harvey – a telehealth platform for integrative medicine using video consultations with doctors and advanced in-home lab testing.
Mike has an extensive background in healthcare and payments.
Previously, Mike was the founder of Flowtab, a mobile payment app for the nightlife industry in 2011, and also the founder of Zing, one of the first web-based POS systems in 2010 (acquired by BigCommerce). He’s written hundreds of answers on Quora on payments and has been featured in many payment publications.

Mike was also the founder of HomeHero which raised $23M and in 2016, Mike was named to Forbes “30 Under 30” list in Healthcare and LA Business Journal’s “20 in their 20s”. He has appeared in Fortune, Forbes, CNBC, USA Today, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, L.A. Biz, is a contributing writer at TechCrunch and actively speaks at healthcare and technology events worldwide.

Brian Roemmele

Brian Roemmele

Co-Host

Brian Roemmele started off studying Quantum Physics and Astro Physics in college.  He quickly realized his technical abilities could provide a huge advantage when Visa and Mastercard first began distributing their payment terminals and merchant accounts. Brian started his own Independent Sales Organization and grew it to over 800 people.

Over the years Brian developed a love and appreciation for the hard-working merchants. Brian now devotes a majority of his time bridging the knowledge gap between technology companies and the practical and pragmatic local merchant.  He is an expert payment industry strategist and a true historian to the business lessons of the past.

Kinsa Durst

Kinsa Durst

Co-Host

Kinsa Durst is the founder of DeFi Code, a consulting firm for developing and executing global go-to-market strategy for blockchain and cryptocurrency companies. Coming from a diverse cultural background, he leverages his extensive experience working with companies in the U.S., China, and Korea to help companies establish their unique value and presence in the industry. He has always been passionate about bridging multiple cultures, and loves connecting with new people and learning about their perspective of the world.

Min Kim

Min Kim

Co-Host

Min Kim works in business development and marketing in the cryptocurrency loans vertical and has served as an advisor to many blockchain startups. Min is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a Palo Alto native.

Malini Kannan

Malini Kannan

Co-Host

Malini Kannan is passionate about financial inclusion, and how it can drive economic and social development. She manages the global strategy & operations for DT One, based in Singapore, and dividing her time between Asia and Africa at the moment.