Fintech Podcast – Episode 150 – Discussing Segwit & Segwit2X with Ryan X. Charles

Episode 150

Bitcoin recently experienced a hard fork which resulted in Bitcoin classic if you will and Bitcoin Cash. This was because of Segwit. Now there is Segwit2X coming up and the possibility to have perhaps another form of bitcoin – i.e. there will be 3 different versions of bitcoin out to trade and use.

To explain all this, we needed to bring an expert in. Ryan Charles is the Cofounder and CEO of Yours.org.

Ryan’s been involved in the blockchain industry since 2011. He’s has worked as an engineer at BitPay and BitGo as well as he was the Cryptocurrency engineer of Reddit from 2014-2015. As a proponent of Bitcoin Cash, Ryan explains to us the intricacies of what’s happening with Bitcoin.

To help us with that, I’ve invited Nako Mbelle who is one of our new co-hosts and she will be having this illuminating chat with Ryan.

About Ryan

Ryan X. Charles is the Cofounder & CEO of Yours. Yours is a social blogging platform like Medium, but with a twist: Users can place a pay wall at a location and price of their choosing inside their article. They can charge any amount they want for their article, say 1 cent, or 10 cents, or one dollar or more. But more than that, we have a number of other payment mechanisms to get people paid not just for creating content, but also curating, moderating and commenting on content.

Ryan X. Charles has been involved in the blockchain industry since 2011. He has worked as an engineer at BitPay and BitGo. He was the cryptocurrency engineer of reddit from 2014 – 2015. He has been full-time on Yours since 2015. The beta launch of Yours was in late August, 2017.

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Fintech Podcast – Episode 149 – ICO Mania – Equifax Hack & Apple

Episode 149

The duo is back: This week Faisal Khan & Brian Roemmele are back together on the air after a brief break. We discuss the gold-rush behind ICOs and the move by China to ban ICOs (or Token Sales) and what impact will that have on the ICO industry. Will it get worse before it gets better or will we see a strong regulation clamp down? In other news the recent breach at Equifax, of the three leading credit scoring agency, where possibly millions of records on Americans consumers have been compromised. What does this mean? What effect can it have on the economy and the whole credit rating system itself? Will the playbook be rewritten? Lastly, we discuss what will happen on 12th September when Apple possibly releases the new iPhone, being dubbed as iPhone X by Brian Roemmele.

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Big Moves by Facebook, Uber, and Braintree

Episode 85

This week we talk Facebook+Uber+Braintree, what are they up to? Apple Pay and Samsung enter China partner China Union Pay, Target’s rumored new Wallet App using NFC, Global Payments acquires Heartland Payment systems, Pinterest Buyable pins now come with price tracking, plus new segments in our show, including Limelight where we showcase a new startup, a personality and an article/blog article we might have read about.

Our speakers in this week’s episode:

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Potpourri Edition: From Summit at Sea to AliBaba and everything in-between.

Episode 83

This week, Brian, Faisal and Mike discuss a wide variety of topics, and in between these, we talk about Apple Car, Edward Snowden, Strangulation by Regulation, Wall Street pressure, Jack Ma of Alibaba to Jack Mama!

  • Summit at Sea
  • Square IPO
  • Barclays fined again
  • Martha Stewart moves to Amazon’s Handmade platform
  • Amazon first physical store
  • Most US consumers plan to go to Amazon.com for their online holiday shopping, rather than going to malls and shops, finding parking, weathering  the cold days and testing their patience
  • Apple to partner (acquire?) Postmates
  • Samsung Pay is coming to budget phones. The Korean mobile phone maker says it will be offering Samsung Pay on both its mid and low end handsets.
  • Silicon Valley Bank survey shows 43% think regulatory red tape is main hurdle to growth in fintech growth,
  • In an interesting development, a UK government report cites that “digital currencies pose lowest money laundering risk”
  • China’s Alibaba Singles Day Sale: $14.3 Billion in 24 hours. Up 60% from last year’s record: $ 9.3 Billion.

Our speakers in this week’s episode:

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From Dave Birch, PayFinders to Amazon Now and China’s One Child Per Family Policy

From Dave Birch, PayFinders to Amazon Now and China’s One Child Per Family Policy

Episode 82

Our speakers in this week’s episode:

In this week’s episode:

This week, Brian, Faisal and Mike discuss Brian’s meet-up with Dave Birch, Brian’s new project called PayFinders, an Apple app for Apple Pay, we discuss the Amazon Prime Now lawsuit, Independent Contractors, China’s reversal of its One-Child per family policy, China vs India and Bitcoin volume/value, Ledgerless value transfers.

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Episode 81