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.

Bonus Episode-Amber the Gen Z student

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We interview a real life member of Gen Z on fintech and banking.

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