In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Steven Xavier Chan, the senior director and regional head of government relations, Asia-Pacific, for Paypal Inc. Based in Singapore, he leads government advocacy, strategy, and outreach efforts in the region. Steven has more than 20 years of combined government and industry experience in international trade and public policy. … Continue reading Episode 267: Steven Chan, Senior Director of Government Relations, Asia-Pacific at PayPal
Episode 102 This week, Brian, Mike & Faisal talk about the rise and rise of Bitcoin and try to make some sense out of it all. PayPal being a target of an acquisition has been a market rumor for a long time, we discuss that, as well as what Brexit means for all of us. Our … Continue reading Episode 102: An Empathetic Perspective – Paypal, Bitcoin & Brexit
Episode 77 The three Amigos are back! This week we discuss a host of newsworthy items, from Braintree's recent announcement of the volume they are doing (US$ 50 Billion) and the 154 Million cards on file. We also briefly touch on the voice biometrics for authorizing payments. Stripe's launch of relay to make mobile shopping … Continue reading Braintree, Macy’s, Paypal and would you believe it – the Kardashians!
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
Episode 72 Potpourri of players in the payments space, what will happen? This week Brian and Faisal discuss the landscape of payments, reflecting back on 1.5 years of Around The Coin podcast and discuss what's going to happen in the payments space for months to come. Who will die out, who will shine and who … Continue reading Potpourri of players in the payments space, what will happen?
Episode 67 The three Amigos are back! This week we discuss how Mike Townsend (our co-host), who raised US$ 20+ Million in venture capital funding for his Senior Care Startup called HomeHero. Congrats Mike! Brian gives his perspective on the separation of Ebay and Paypal. PayPal's acquisition of Xoom and how we would be seeing … Continue reading HomeHero raises $20 Million, PayPal’s acquisition of Xoom & what this means for Facebook and Ebay