Episode 105: Pokémon GO

Episode 105 This week, Brian and Mike talk about Pokémon GO, and the never before seen impact it's had on small businesses by actually putting feet inside of storefronts. We discuss how Brian acted fast to write a booklet which has sold thousands of copies in the first week! It's important to look at every change … Continue reading Episode 105: Pokémon GO

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.

Where Does Apple Watch Go From Here? Square Order, Balanced Both Shutdown

As one product is born another passes away... What a huge week for Apple as they debut the Watch with both promise and criticism as we have Brian give us amazing insights as to how it will all unfold. Two major payment companies shutdown, Square's mobile ordering product, 'Order' closes up shop after it fails to see significant growth and BalancedPayments closes its' doors after conceding to its direct opposition, Stripe.

Secret Apple watch data Released & How Marketplaces pay their workers

This week Brian, with his inside connections at Apple, described what it was like to wear the Apple Watch for a full day and naturally we all made predictions about future impact of the watch and other wearables. We then touched on Google acquiring Softcard, and lastly we talked about how Marketplace companies (Uber, HomeHero, Instacart etc) handle payments to workers and some of the recent legal changes to 1099 workers that have had a huge effect.

Periodic Table of Payments & Samsung’s Attack on Apple Pay

Around the Coin podcast We make this podcast out of passion. If you enjoy listening, please make a donation of Bitcoin. If we ever make more than we spend, we will donate it to charity. Our Bitcoin Address: 1LQZF3yYSSHi5qturYCXuuoRf2cSzRwRE Episode 52 This week we covered a bunch of topics listed below: Faisals periodic table study
 Federal portal opens Dwolla 
Samsung Acquires Loop to compete with Apple Pay 1 year review: Facebook + Whatsapp Stripe's incorporation of Bitcoin Our speakers in this week's episode: Brian Roemmele Faisal Khan Mike Townsend Resources: Mind Map of Money Monetary Velocity & John Exter’s Inverse Pyramid Finextra news: Federal payments portal opens up to digital wallets from PayPal and Dwolla Making Transactions with the Government More Secure What’s Up with WhatsApp And Payments? Samsung acquires Apple Pay competitor LoopPay Four Numbers That Explain Why Facebook Acquired... Monetary Velocity & John Exter’s Inverse Pyramid

Apply Pay wins over Fed Govt & philosophical debate on future of weath

This week was a collection of various topics ranging from Apple Pay's acceptance in the eyes of the Federal Government to Pinterest launching the "Buy Now" button. We ended with an interesting philosophical discussion on the evolution of money as well as potential social effects with recent wealth consolidation trends.

How Button is Connecting the World of Payments

Mike Dudas is Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder of Button which just raised $12M in Jan 2015. Previously he was Head of Mobile BD at Venmo/Braintree which was acquired by PayPal for $800 million in 2013. Before that he ran business development at Google Wallet. We talked with Mike about his path into payments, specifically what it was like at Google Wallet, Venmo, PayPal and now how he and his team are poised to change the world of mobile commerce as we know it.

The On-Demand Marketplace Economy

This week we (of course) had to chat about Apple's record breaking Q1 earnings report, which was the biggest Q1 income of any company, ever. Mike chats about his trip to Australia and New Zealand undergoing top secret research, aka visiting his brother. The big topic this week was really online marketplaces. We addressed Stripes partnership with Intuit to provide tools for on-demand workers, how the battle of 1099 independent contractors vs. W-2 employees is going and some important aspects about growing a marketplace company.