Episode 187: Interview with Chris Maurice

Episode 187 Interview with Chris Maurice founder of Yellow Card

CEO and Co-founder of Yellow Card, a cryptocurrency exchange operating across Africa Description: In this interview Mike Townsend interviews Chris Maurice, CEO and Co-founder of Yellow Card, a cryptocurrency exchange operating across Africa. In high school, Chris started an SEO consulting firm which helped optimize over 140 websites on Google, including Prezi.com. In college, he … Continue reading Episode 187: Interview with Chris Maurice

Episode 186: Interview with Greg Kolodziejzyk

Episode 186 Interview with Greg Kolodziejzyk

Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO at AlgoLab Capital Management Ltd Description In this interview Mike Townsend interviews Greg Kolodziejzyk, founder of AlgoLab. In his 20's Greg quit his job at a local oil company based out of Calgary Albert and started his own business as a freelance graphic designer. In 1994 his company, Image Club, was purchased for millions … Continue reading Episode 186: Interview with Greg Kolodziejzyk

Episode 184: Interview with Ethan Austin

Around The Coin - Episode 184 - Interview with Ethan Austin MD of Techstars and Western Union Accelerator

MD of Techstars & Western Union Accelerator Description In this interview Mike Townsend interviews Ethan Austin, who overseas all operations at the Techstars & Western Union Accelerator. This Techstars program focuses on investing in startups looking to shape the future of money. Ethan and Mike talk about the history of Western Union, which is now about 170 … Continue reading Episode 184: Interview with Ethan Austin

Episode 181: Interview with Kyle Hill

Founder of Redeeem.com Description In this interview Mike Townsend talks to Kyle Hill, which is a special episode because Kyle and Mike are co-founders of Redeeem (trusted peer-to-peer crypto gift card exchange), and have started 3 startups over the last 8 years together. Previous to Redeeem, they raised $23M for HomeHero, a tech-enabled home care marketplace. They talk about … Continue reading Episode 181: Interview with Kyle Hill

Episode 170: The Great Depression

Episode 170 The Great Depression

How the Great Depression impacted our modern financial world. Description: Mike and Brian dissect events that played a major role in the Great Depression such as the telephone, prohibition, food subsidies, bank closures, wage laws and more. We reflect on how each of these policy changes shaped the world we live in today and how … Continue reading Episode 170: The Great Depression

Episode 168: A Story of Credit Cards

Description: An in-depth look at the history of the credit card companies that run our global financial networks. We touch it all, from the founding of American Express in 1850 to charge coins, money orders, traveler's checks, diners club cards, the first credit card US Patent, and the formation of Visa and MasterCard. The origin … Continue reading Episode 168: A Story of Credit Cards

Episode 88: The Sherpa’s Guide to a Payments Startup

    Episode 88 This week Brain Roemmele and Faisal Khan discuss what would it take for those with an idea about a payments startup in the US market to take their dream forward. Dispensing some practical advice on how to go from and idea to product launched in your target market. Our speakers in … Continue reading Episode 88: The Sherpa’s Guide to a Payments Startup

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 … Continue reading Big Moves by Facebook, Uber, and Braintree