Episode 169: Interview with Jack Jia of Wyre

Description: This week Mike Townsend sits down with Jack Jia of Wyre. Jack is the founding employee at Wyre and in this show we talk about the inspiration for the idea which largely came from a PayPal hackathon in 2015. We talk about how Wyre uses bitcoin behind the scene to enable much faster and … Continue reading Episode 169: Interview with Jack Jia of Wyre

Episode 168: A Story of Credit Cards

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

Episode 167: Unblocking the Unbanked

What the present and future look like for the 2.5 billion adults without banking services Description The unbanked are often overlooked due to their inability to integrate into the global economic engine. In this episode, we look at who they are, what their life is like, and what obstacles stand in the way for them … Continue reading Episode 167: Unblocking the Unbanked

Episode 164: Is Speech Too Dangerous To Be Free?

Premier Fintech Podcast – Around the Coin Faisal, Mike, and Brian jump right in the deep end debating the decision of tech giants like Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook to ban people for spreading the wrong ideas. We talk about how ancient civilizations dealt with free speech, and how special and unusual free speech is today. … Continue reading Episode 164: Is Speech Too Dangerous To Be Free?

Episode 163: How Our Collective Myths Shape The World

Premier Fintech Podcast – Around the Coin In this show, the hosts give a special thanks to listeners Kevin McKernan, Scott Dueweke, and Shahid Sharif for their ongoing support. The first topic of discussion seeks to expose the listener to the complexity of our global banking system and how many insiders don’t appreciate the big … Continue reading Episode 163: How Our Collective Myths Shape The World

Episode 162: The Story of Knowledge – How Science, Psychedelics, and Ancient History shapes the World

Premier Fintech Podcast - Around the Coin This week, the trio talk about: Hegelian dielectric (Dialectical materialism), Ted David Christian 2011 History of our World in 18 minutes, Julian Jaynes Breakdown of Bicameral Mind, The impact of psychedelics back into Western Medicine, The global political waves impacting life today, Calcite microcrystals in the pineal gland … Continue reading Episode 162: The Story of Knowledge – How Science, Psychedelics, and Ancient History shapes the World

Episode 161: The Rabbit Hole of Currency

Premier Fintech Podcast - Around the Coin The trio, Brian Roemmele, Mike Townsend and Faisal Khan are back on air, starting season four of Around The Coin. This week we discuss: Thoughts on why currency evolved, how it shaped the world around us, and the inevitable future direction it will take. Co-Hosts: - Brian Roemmele: … Continue reading Episode 161: The Rabbit Hole of Currency

Fintech Podcast – Episode 160: The Decentralized Economy – Interview with CEO of Radar Relay, Alan Curtis

In July, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, shared some choice words for centralized cryptocurrency exchanges, hoping they “burn in hell”. These exchanges are some of the most powerful players in the digital currency market, acting as the middleman between buyers and seller, however, according to JPMorgan, one-third of centralized crypto exchanges have been subject to hacks. … Continue reading Fintech Podcast – Episode 160: The Decentralized Economy – Interview with CEO of Radar Relay, Alan Curtis