Trump & T-Mobile Hacks, EMV in America, Poor Bitcoin, to Psychology of Marketplaces

Episode 78 This week we discuss we touch upon the recent rise in hacking, where customer data is being leaked on to the Internet. The most recent hack of Trump Hotels & T-Mobile - what does it mean for the consumer? On 1st of October 2015, EMV formally became a requirement in the US, and has … Continue reading Trump & T-Mobile Hacks, EMV in America, Poor Bitcoin, to Psychology of Marketplaces

PayAnywhere & Apple Deal, and How 1099 vs. W-2 Works in Service Based Marketplaces

Episode 75 PayAnywhere & Apple Deal, and How 1099 vs. W-2 Works in Service Based Marketplaces This week Brian and Mike cruise through recent news, giving insight to the recent PayAnywhere & Apple exclusive partnership, breaking down what it takes to get a successful partnership with Apple. We chat about the international world of payments … Continue reading PayAnywhere & Apple Deal, and How 1099 vs. W-2 Works in Service Based Marketplaces

Bitcoin startup 21 raises US$ 116 Million, NASDAQ explores Blockchain and Money Transmitter Licenses

Episode 63 This week we cover Bitcoin Startup 21 that raised US$ 116 Million. Everyone is speculating as to what 21 would be doing with the money. Would it be mining hardware? Cloud based mining contracts? or something else. NASDAQ, the stock market for the next 100 years is experimenting with Blockchain, and Faisal Khan … Continue reading Bitcoin startup 21 raises US$ 116 Million, NASDAQ explores Blockchain and Money Transmitter Licenses

Affirm Gets A $275M Adrenaline Shot While Clinkle Collapses

Episode 62 Brian and Mike have fun this week chatting about recent topics in the news and as usual diving deep into the behavioral psychology and economics behind it all. Topics we touched on include Clinkle, Moven joining Accenture, Square raising more money, Affirm raising $275M, Ripple fined $700,000, LearnVest acquired for $250M. Our speakers … Continue reading Affirm Gets A $275M Adrenaline Shot While Clinkle Collapses

Zing.co CEO Nate Stewart Talks About Acquisition To BigCommerce

This week was a special show as we had guest Nate Stewart on the show to discuss the acquisition of Zing.co to BigCommerce. Nate Stewart and Mike Townsend worked together in the early days of Zing and so the story of Zing being acquired carries a special significance.

Bitcoin Tech Vs Wallstreet – A Love Hate Story. Tesla And Circle Make Moves.

We covered a few topics this week in a passionate debate about the future of payments and technology in our world. 1. Tesla’s new $3,000 Powerwall 2. Circle raises $50M 3. Bitcoin battles Credit Unions 4. Western Union 'Exploring' Pilot Program With Ripple Labs

The Inspirational Story of the Digital Finance Institute with Christine Duhaime and Sam Maule

This week we had Christine Duhaime and Sam Maule of Digital Finance Institute join us on the show with an incredibly inspiring story of how they grew this non-profit organization into a world-changing endeavor through the lens of payments.

Story of Charlie Shrem Going to Jail and New SEC Crowdfunding Law

This week Brian shared his experience of joining Brett King on podcast Breaking Banks. While Brians podcast focused on Apply pay, we learned of an incredible story of Charlie Shrem, a payment technology entrepreneur who is going to jail because of a retroactive law that outlawed specific transactions from years ago. In the second part of the podcast we discussed the recent change in SEC raising the limit to $50 million that can be raised by private companies.