Ep 87- The Halvening, Q1 2020 Fintech Report & more!

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https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-halving-explainer

https://www.cbinsights.com/research/report/fintech-trends-q1-2020/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertanzalone/2020/05/19/facebook-adds-firepower-to-its-leadership-libra-pushes-for-a-future-where-they-could-change-retail-payments/#954c5362665f

https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/12/21256407/telegram-cryptocurrency-shutdown-sec-gram

Ep 83- Leigh Phillips, President of SaverLife

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Interview with Leigh Phillips the President and CEO of SaverLife, a nonprofit with a mission is to create prosperity for working families by helping them save and invest in their futures.

Contact, donate or more info at saverlife.org and info@saverlife.org

Ep 82-Interview With The Founders Of RefiRx

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Interview with RefiRx founders Jinwei Zhang and Venky Kandaswamy. RefiRx is an online mortgage marketplace.

RefiRx.com

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Ep 81 – The Coronavirus and Fintech

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Plaid enables access to SME payroll to process emergency loan applications

Starling Bank to issue spare debit card for trusted shoppers

Monzo to shutter Las Vegas customer support office, 165 employees being let go

New Data Show Even Necessities Aren’t Immune to Covid-19’s Impact on Card Spending

SoFi to acquire payment software company Galileo for $1.2 billion

Jack Dorsey creates $1B COVID-19 relief fund using Square equity

Fintech Apps Offer Financial First Aid For Hardest-Hit Consumers

Ep 80 – Cybersecurity in the Age of Coronavirus-Mark Gazit CEO of ThetaRay

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Cybersecurity in the Age of Coronavirus an interview with Mark Gazit CEO of ThetaRay

Mark Gazit is one of Israel’s top cyber security experts, with a long-standing reputation dating back to his military service.  He is a prominent executive and founder of several successful start-ups. Before joining ThetaRay, he served as Managing Director of Nice Cyber Intelligence Solutions, providing his expertise to homeland security and classified sectors. For many years, he served as a trusted advisor to homeland security entities and enterprises all around the world.

Ep 79-Paul Birkett Founder & CEO of Automation Finance

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Automation Finance

We interview the CEO and Founder of Automation Finance which is an investment platform allowing anyone to invest in distressed residential mortgages whose lenders were unable or unwilling work with them. Their goal is to find a new lower payment that every borrower can afford and provide attractive fund returns.


Ep 78- Susan French, Head of Product at Open Platform at BBVA

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Interview with Susan French, Head of Product at Open Platform at BBVA

Ep 77 – Contactless payments during a pandemic, avoidable launch pitfalls and more!

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Coronavirus is pushing U.S. consumers to contactless payments

Is Fintech Ready For Coronavirus?

Instacart launches new mobile payment solution for shoppers

4 Hurdles Every Fintech Startup Must Overcome

Sequoia is giving away $21 million to a payments startup it recently funded as it walks away from deal

Entertainment FinTech Platform Purely Capital Launches With $150 Million in Funding

Daniel P. Simon, author of Money Hackers & CEO of Vested

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Interview with Daniel P. Simon author of  The Money Hackers: How A Group Of Misfits Took On Wallstreet and Changed Finance Forever, Chronicles Innovators That Changed How We Interact With  Money – Releases April 14th, 2020

Ep 75- Intuit buys Credit Karma, Morgan Stanley buys E_Trade, and an insurtech report!

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Morgan Stanley Is Buying E*Trade, Betting on Smaller Customers

Intuit to Buy Credit Karma to Create Financial Data Giant

The State Of Fintech

Revolut raises $500 million at a $5.5 billion valuation

Cedric Dahl- Crypto pioneer and lead researcher at 1000x Group

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In today’s podcast we interview Cedric Dahl, a crypto OG and successful 1000x investor, to talk about Bitcoin’s dominant (and growing) use on the darknet markets. Cedric runs a private community called ‘1000x Group’, which monitors crypto adoption to look for early signals of long term value creation. The group studies history’s most successful tech investors and applies their learnings to crypto

1000x Group:​https://1000x.krtra.com/t/X2lrMm6RCwZa

Ep 73 – Varo gets FDIC insurance, N26 falls victim to Brexit, and a mixed bag of economic indicators

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Varo Moves Closer to Becoming a Bank

Challenger bank N26 to shut all UK accounts

Credit-Card Debt in U.S. Rises to Record $930 Billion

Student Debt Forgiveness in U.S. to Total $207 Billion in Next Decade, CBO Says

Ep 72 – NYC bans cashless stores, Goldman + Amazon team up, and more!

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Bank cyberattack could hit whole financial system – NY Fed research

New York says don’t ditch your cash

Goldman Sachs is close to a deal with Amazon to offer loans to the e-commerce giant’s merchants

Goldman Sachs to offer consumers checking accounts next year through Marcus

A startup aimed at disrupting payments and taking on Square and Stripe just raised a $35 million Series B led by Sequoia Capital

Countries Leading The World In Cashless Transactions

Ep 71- Japanese crypto exchanges and financial health

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Largest Japanese Consulting Firm to Launch New Cryptocurrency Index

A Month After Launch, Bakkt Bitcoin Options Volumes Are Lackluster

What Can Go Wrong For Crypto In 2020 According To Industry Leaders 

Wealth Is What You Don’t Spend

Gift Giving Helps Zelle® Wrap Up 2019 with Double Digit Growth 

Survey Data Reveals 1 in 6 Americans Can’t Make Their Monthly Bill Payments

Ep 70- Wave at Amazon to pay for stuff, why Japan lags in fintech innovation, and more!

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Here’s how Amazon’s rumored pay-by-hand tech could work

Stuck-in-the-Past Japanese Banks Wary of Fintech Revolution

Fintech’s next decade will look radically different

Vodafone the latest partner to leave Facebook’s Libra digital currency coalition

Ep 69 – Why Visa acquired Plaid, Your financial advisor may be pushing crypto soon and more!

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Why Visa Is Buying Fintech Startup Plaid For $5.3 Billion

Hackers Cripple Airport Currency Exchanges, Seeking $6 Million Ransom

Spencer Dinwiddie Launching Digital Token Next Week

Cryptocurrency Top Of Mind For Growing Number Of Financial Advisors