Fintech Podcast – Episode 157 – Pulse Check on the Crypto Payments World

The original crew – Brian Roemmele, Mike Townsend, and Faisal Khan –  get back on the air. This time we discuss all that is going in the world of payments, especially crypto-based regulation.

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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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fintechie/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ameliearras/

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ameliearras

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliearras/

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/ameliearras

Telegram: @AmelieArras

WeChat ID: ameliearras

Get involved and join #TeamBitcoin

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Fintech Podcast – Episode 153 – Interview with Lawrence Richardson CEO of Zero Sum Markets

Episode 153

Take game theory, throw a lil’ bit of real-money, add the stock markets of the world, squeeze some incentives and don’t forget a pinch or two of the crypto-world and shake it (or stir it) – what do you get? You get daily fantasy trading! Trade against your peers and not the professionals. Listen to our interview with Lawrence Richardson, CEO Founder of ZeroSum Markets.

About ZeroSum Markets Platform:

The ZeroSum Platform is a peer versus peer competitive platform that allows individuals to create and participate in competitions that require a measurable skill in a given subject matter. Users enter with a defined entry fee and if victorious against their peers win prizes immediately.

Initially created to isolate trading skill in trading competitions the platform and technology base are extensible in order to support any desired peer versus peer competition event. The ZeroSum Platform is already built and available at www.zerosummarkets.com – ongoing development and support for third-party implementations are continuing to bolster the ZFX Token.

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Fintech Podcast – Episode 152 – Is Bitcoin A Bubble Or Is This The Real Deal?

Episode 152

This week the three co-hosts, Brian Roemmele, Mike Townsend and Faisal Khan are back on the air, discussing what is proverbial $64 Million Question: Is Bitcoin A Bubble? (or is this the real deal?) For the last couple of years, bitcoin has seen almost no sharp rise, until this year, from August onwards, the price of bitcoin has been sky-rocketing. Famed economists tell us we are in a bubble. Investment experts tell us we are in a bubble. But are we in a bubble. Tune in and listen to three different viewpoints on the Bitcoin & Bubble argument.

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Fintech Podcast – Episode 151 – Understanding the world of Crypto-Economics as explained by Dr. Chris Berg

Episode 151

Our guest today holds a Ph.D. in economics from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, better know as RMIT University (Australia) His thesis was titled “Safety and Soundness: An Economic History of Prudential Bank Regulation in Australia, 1893-2008”, and offered the first comprehensive history of the politics and economics of prudential bank regulation in Australia.

Fair to say, my guest knows his financial regulations. Dr. Berg is one of Australia’s most prominent voices for free markets and individual liberty, and a leading authority on over-regulation, economic freedom, and civil liberties.

Our talk with him today will be around “Crypto-Economics”.

About Dr. Chris Berg:

Chris Berg is a Postdoctoral Fellow at RMIT University, a Senior Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs, and an Academic Fellow with the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance. Dr. Berg is the author of five books including The Libertarian Alternative.

Dr. Berg is one of Australia’s most prominent voices for free markets and individual liberty, and a leading authority on over-regulation, economic freedom, and civil liberties.

The Cato Institute praised the “wit and grace” of his book Liberty, Equality & Democracy, and the Sydney Morning Herald described him The Libertarian Alternative as “spirited and sometimes wry”. His other books include In Defence of Freedom of Speech: from Ancient Greece to Andrew Bolt, Magna Carta: the tax revolt that gave us liberty and The Growth of Australia’s Regulatory State. He is also the editor of 100 Great Books of Liberty and The National Curriculum: A Critique.

Dr Berg has been a regular columnist with the Sunday Age and ABC’s The Drum. In addition, his articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Australian, the Australian Financial Review, and the Sydney Morning Herald, as well as magazines such as Quadrant, Spectator Australia, and Overland. He is a frequent media commentator on television and radio and appears regularly throughout the electronic press. His scholarly contributions have appeared in the Australian Journal of Political Science, Econ Journal Watch, Agenda, and Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care.He holds a

He holds a PhD in economics from RMIT University, which was awarded in 2016. His thesis was titled Safety and Soundness: An Economic History of Prudential Bank Regulation in Australia, 1893-2008, and offered the first comprehensive history of the politics and economics of prudential bank regulation in Australia.

A few websites should help – http://chrisberg.org/ http://www.cryptoeconomics.com.au/ and http://sites.rmit.edu.au/blockchain-innovation-hub/

Our basic intro to institutional cryptoeconomics is https://www.coindesk.com/institutional-cryptoeconomics/ and we talk about the tax and regulatory treatment of crypto here https://theconversation.com/bitcoin-investors-should-be-taxed-like-any-other-investor-84291

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