CEO of Coin Cloud Description: In this show, Mike Townsend interviews Chris McAlary, the CEO of Coin Cloud, the world’s largest network of two-way digital currency kiosks. From his early days as a Bitcoin miner to now, he is a pioneer in the cryptocurrency industry. When Robocoin installed the world’s first Bitcoin ATM in Vancouver, BC, … Continue reading Episode 193: Interview with Chris McAlary
CEO of Hometown Description: In this interview, Mike Townsend interviews Ljuba Youngblom, the co-founder and CEO of Hometown, an early-stage startup app reimagining local news from the ground up. Prior to that, Ljuba co-founded the connected car startup Automatic Labs, which was acquired by SiriusXM in 2017. He’s a UX designer, mentor, and pragmatic do-gooder living in … Continue reading Episode 192: Interview with Ljuba Youngblom
CEO of CoinPayments Description: In this interview, Mike Townsend interviews Jason Butcher, CEO of CoinPayments. Jason took over as CEO after running HODLtech, a crypto consultancy. He now leads CoinPayments which is most known for being a leader in facilitating cryptocurrency payments for businesses. CoinPayments has over 1800 crypto options, over 100,000 merchant customers, processing over … Continue reading Episode 191: Interview with Jason Butcher
Founder and CEO of Cadence Description: In this show, Mike Townsend interviews Nelson Chu, founder, and CEO of Cadence. Nelson is a 3x startup founder with several years of experience at the top investment management firms, including Bank of America and BlackRock. Prior to Cadence, he founded a strategy consulting firm specializing in helping companies … Continue reading Episode 190: Interview with Nelson Chu
Co-founder and CEO of Set Protocol Description: In this interview, Mike Townsend interviews Felix Feng, founder of Set Protocol.He previously worked at 21.co (acquired by Coinbase) and Radius, and graduated from UC Berkeley. We learn how Felix came up with the idea for Set Protocol and how he raised money and grew his team. Set … Continue reading Episode 189: Interview with Felix Feng
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
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.
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.