Fintech Podcast – Episode 155 – Interview with Evgeni Mitkov COO of Everex

Episode 155

In this episode of our Fintech podcast, Around the Coin, Faisal talks to Evgeni Mitkov, the COO of Everex.

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Everex is a blockchain technology provider offering global money transfer, payment and currency exchange solutions to financial and non-financial institutions worldwide.

Everex technology enables its partners to usher individuals and SMEs, with or without access to banking services, into the new global economy with real-time fiat payments using distributed ledger technology. Fiat currency transactions are powered and governed by smart contracts in compliance with existing regulations. Everex payment ecosystem brings the best of banking and blockchain together.


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Fintech Podcast – Episode 154 – Bitcoin Challenge with Amelie Arras

Episode 154

Amelie is a Director of Marketing at Adastra Marketing, a UK based specialist FinTech marketing agency, with a dedicated team passionate about the future of payments and financial services.

Following the success of experimenting living solely on bitcoin last year in the Payments Race from Toronto to Las Vegas, organized by Money20/20 and Fintech Finance, Amelie Arras, is going back on another bitcoin adventure, traveling this time from Hong Kong all the way down to Singapore.

In a quest to best demonstrate the real-world challenges of everyday transactions, using nothing but bitcoin, Amelie’s challenge is to purchase everything from food to travel to accommodation during the five-day race, beginning in Hong Kong on 10th March 2018. Amelie must complete a series of daring challenges en route to win points along the way; competing with more traditional payment method including, mobile payments, gold, cash and plastic card, the person with the most number of points when they cross the finish line at Money20/20 Asia in Singapore is the winner.

With her bitcoin wallet, (Blockchain Wallet) and trusty video camera, her sponsor Coinfloor has ultimate faith that the bitcoin racer will win, or at least pass the finish line in time! “Coinfloor is delighted to be sponsoring Amelie’s bid to retain her Payments Race champion title.  We’re excited to watch her engage with crypto enthusiasts across Asia as a Bitcoin Ambassador.  Good luck Amelie!”, says Obi Nwosu, CEO of Coinfloor.

Amelie will be mentored by some great minds in payments including Teo Vincent, VP of OCBC Bank, Anson Zeall,  CEO of Coinpip, and Leda Glyptis, CIO at QNB Group.

Follow the race and track Amelie’s progress as she embarks on her second Bitcoin Challenge across Asia. Follow her daily journey and preparation via:

Twitter: @ameliearras






Telegram: @AmelieArras

WeChat ID: ameliearras

Get involved and join #TeamBitcoin


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Fintech Podcast – Money On the Move – Episode 2 – Behind The Figures

In the second episode of Money on the Move, Faisal and Malini decode the often quoted figure of $600 billion annual remittances in 2017. They attempt to explain where this number comes from and how it is calculated. Our hosts also talk about the unbanked world, how money transfer takes place through mobile money, and the costs and challenges associated with it. They also cover the informal money transfer industry or ‘hawala’ system and discuss how to interpret the global cost of remittances.



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Merchant Payments Ecosystem 2018 – Berlin

Mobile payments ecosystem 2018

MPE 2018 (Merchant Payments Ecosystem), conference & exhibition

Date & Venue: February 20-22, 2018, InterContinental Hotel, Berlin, Germany

MPE 2018 is the ONLY European event focused on card acquiring, alternative merchant payments and POS technology.

MPE is a true community of senior payments professionals that brings an exceptional conference experience: High-quality content & exclusive networking; not a massive trade show.

MPE2018 connects key decision makers of TOP European & Global merchants, acquirers, PSPs, payment processors, schemes, regulators, gateways, POS HW/SW solution providers and FinTechs from 40+ countries.

1000+ attendees, including 300+ CEOs and 300+ FinTech participants, will network in a cozy atmosphere of a 5-star hotel and get inspiration from 150+ TOP industry speakers, 70+ solution providers showcasing cutting-edge POS and payment technology.

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Fintech Podcast – Money on the Move: Pilot Episode

Money transfer & remittances account for a $600 billion economy annually. Perhaps equal in number is the informal channel. Money On the Move is the first podcast dedicated to the money transfer and cross-border payments industry.

As a podcast about how money moves, MotM will cover such topics as cross-border money transfers, domestic money transfers, mobile money, mobile payments and much more.

In this first episode, Faisal Khan is joined by our new co-host Malini Kannan. Malini is a cross-border payments and money transfer enthusiast. Currently based in Singapore, she manages Business Strategy and Operations at TransferTo.

This pilot episode discusses money transfer and some of the top themes of 2017 related to the money transfer industry such as:

  • Transferwise valuation
  • Progress for Digital MTOs
  • New money transfer users
  • Strategy of current MTOs to make the transition from physical stores to digital
  • Ant Financial and Moneygram

Our co-hosts also offer predictions for 2018 for the money transfer ecosystem. Tune in and dive into the world of money transfers.



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