FATF - Is it the new "F" word? Description This week both Faisal Khan and Dr. Mara Wesseling sit down and discuss FATF - the Financial Action Task Force, an organization based in Paris, France. This show focuses on the FATF, the Financial Action Task Force. We discuss why the organization – that remains unknown … Continue reading Episode 177: FATF Creating Gold Standards and Paper Realities?
In this episode, Nako interviews well-known Bitcoin critic David Gerard. Description They talk about the technological superiority complex of some Bitcoin maximalists; Bitcoin's energy inefficiencies and whether crypto mass adoption is a pipe dream or closer to becoming a reality because of the Lightning Network. David Gerard writes the cryptocurrency and blockchain news site Attack … Continue reading Episode 176: Interview with Bitcoin critic David Gerard about everything he finds wrong with Bitcoin
An Introduction to Anti-Money Laundering & Countering Financing of Terrorism Description This week Faisal Khan sits down with Dr. Mara Wesseling (our newest co-host) and we discuss the world of compliance. Our first show touches upon what compliance stands for? and who needs to do it? How big and relevant in today's compliance industry? What … Continue reading Episode 175: The birth of AML/CFT
Why this piece of technology will radically change the way bitcoin operates. Description In this episode of Around The Coin, Faisal & Nako get on the air to continue with their BTC (Behind The Coin) series. We discuss the very basics of the Lightning Network and what it means for normals folks like you and … Continue reading Episode 174: Understanding the Lightning Network
A multi-part series on understanding the world of the unbanked/underbanked. Description In this episode, Faisal and Malini discuss financial inclusionbeyond its basic definition, and talk through the fundamentalbuilding blocks required for a more financially 'inclusive'world. On this track of Around the Coin, dedicated to a conversation on financial inclusion. This is one of many episodes … Continue reading Episode 173: Back to basics – Financial Inclusion
Alternatively, how economic illiterate are you? Description: This week the trio is back on the air. Brian and Mike discuss what does capitalism and socialism mean in today's world? (Faisal unfortunately, dropped out due to technical reasons). We discuss the role of centralized governments and economic frameworks in areas such as healthcare, education, and much … Continue reading Episode 172: Crash Course in Economic Literacy
How the Great Depression impacted our modern financial world. Description: Mike and Brian dissect events that played a major role in the Great Depression such as the telephone, prohibition, food subsidies, bank closures, wage laws and more. We reflect on how each of these policy changes shaped the world we live in today and how … Continue reading Episode 170: The Great Depression
Description: An in-depth look at the history of the credit card companies that run our global financial networks. We touch it all, from the founding of American Express in 1850 to charge coins, money orders, traveler's checks, diners club cards, the first credit card US Patent, and the formation of Visa and MasterCard. The origin … Continue reading Episode 168: A Story of Credit Cards