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The FINNOVATORS podcast is brought to you from the future, the future of finance. Your host is Manuel Rensink, Director of Innovation Strategy at Securrency. Tune in for fascinating conversations with tech founders, finance wizzes, and legal experts from all around the world about decentralized finance, current events, and innovation opportunities. Get inspired by a future that is programmable, internet-native, sustainable, and accessible to all. The podcast series is presented by Securrency ...
 
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Discover how money is being embedded in infrastructure and how the developer world and DeFi are coming together as two strings of DNA. Solving for the capital inefficiency of Proof-of-Stake protocols, enhancing the performance of blockchains, diversifying infrastructure away from the large Web2.0 cloud providers, it's all in a day's work at Ankr. I…
 
Dave Nadig is Chief Investment Officer & Director of Research for @ETFTrends and @ETFdb and a well-known markets commentator. In this episode we discuss his recent article: "The MetaVerse: Brave New World or Capitalist Hellscape?" We discuss Axie Infinity and his skepticism of play-to-earn (p2e) games, the lack of interoperability and standards, Et…
 
F.A. Hayek: "The great trouble is that money wasn’t allowed to develop. After two or three hundred years of the use of coins, governments stopped any further developments. We were not allowed to experiment on it, so money hasn’t been improved, it has rather become worse in the course of time." Hard to disagree with the words of the famous late prof…
 
Ilya explains how VC firm Sanctor Capital sees common investment themes in a metaverse of interdependent worlds with their own economies, and with the need to connect to each other. DeFi, GameFi and NFTs all need more infrastructure and innovation in interoperability, decentralized identity, privacy and regulatory compliance. Furthermore, we discus…
 
Entrepreneur Bill Ottman shows how to create a social network that is open-source and transparent and connects into DeFi for rewarding creators and providing an alternative advertising model. Directly challenging Big Tech, with a clear alternative, rather than empty political grandstanding. The question is which of the the large platforms will foll…
 
Public network infrastructure provisioning has been a core business model of telcos for decades. Andreas explains the logic behind moving from telephone masts, optic cables and data centers to operating Web3.0 nodes, validation and staking services. Tune in to hear us discuss how the future is decentralized, investing in Celo and DeFi use cases, Se…
 
Is Maximal (miner) Extractable Value - MEV - a threat or an opportunity? Caleb is co-founder of Eden Network, a transaction priority network of Ethereum block producers and DeFi participants. He discusses the dark forest, sandwich bots & time bandits, the many forms of MEV, how you can both protect yourself from frontrunning and slippage, and actua…
 
Francisco Maroto set up and leads the Blockchain & Digital Assets division at BBVA, the global bank with Spanish headquarters that was an early adopter of blockchain technologies. He explains his 3E strategy: Execution, Expertise, Ecosystem. From payments to crypto trading & custody, securities tokenization & CBDC, stablecoins & DeFi, he elaborates…
 
Mike Cagney founded Figure in 2018 and launched the Provenance blockchain to become the ubiquitous platform for real financial services, including lending and mortgage origination, payments, and the exchange of securities and non-securities. We discuss how Figure facilitates and de-risks the entry of financial institutions into the world of nativel…
 
Dan Doney first discovered blockchain while working in the US intelligence community, where he became the first Chief Innovation Officer. He founded Securrency in 2015 and raised over $60m to date to transform global financial markets. In this episode, we discuss institutional defi, self-processing financial instruments, the ontology of finance, so…
 
BBVA USA frequently leads the banking industry in digital transformation, rolling out award-winning products, and collaborating with fintechs and tech giants to bring a new, convenient age of banking to its clients. However, there is a common misconception with consumers and banking publications alike that deem digital banking and branches as mutua…
 
BBVA USA might don a logo steep in shades of blue, but make no mistake, over the past few years, the bank has turned its attention to a very green topic. As part of the bank’s 5-year strategic plan, unveiled in January publicly and internally, the bank has included six pillars that are guiding its strategy as it dives headfirst into the next decade…
 
The mortgage scene can be a complex one. During normal times, consumers find themselves with a lot of questions that need to be answered in order to make an informed decision on one of the biggest milestones in their lifetimes. And that’s during normal times. Of course, the times in which we find ourselves now can be categorized as anything but. Mo…
 
While the pandemic created by the novel COVID-19 develops and sends Americans down an unprecedented path, fraudsters are jumping at the chance to capitalize on that uncertainty. These scams target consumers and businesses alike, and have been rampant in the news cycle. Even more, as tax day has come and gone, the Internal Revenue Service has come o…
 
The future will never look the same. If one were to scour news articles and studies around the current health situation, one will find that a good portion of medical experts will convey this concept. It’s difficult to say what the future will look like in multiple facets of society, but it’s safe to say that the ripple effects will be prominent, at…
 
While the ripple effects of COVID-19 have essentially hit almost every aspect of life in the U.S., the Paycheck Protection Program - part of the CARES Act passed by Congress in response to the negative economic impact the pandemic has had - has highlighted the difficulties that have befallen small businesses from coast-to-coast. Also known as the P…
 
Disruption has reached the meat industry. A group of companies in the biotechnology space has effectively developed meat made from plants or from the in vitro cultivation of animal cells. Alternative meat is not new. However, what makes the new generation of products unique is that their creators achieved what just some years ago seemed impossible,…
 
This week, the BBVA Mind Bank podcast features a special one-off interview between two people who firmly believe artificial intelligence has the potential to change the world for the better. It features BBVA Chairman, Carlos Torres Vila, in conversation with world renowned artificial intelligence expert, and founder and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, …
 
Digital, in a lot of cases of innovation, means convenience and mobility. This is especially the case in the sports entertainment industry - a quickly-evolving business that seemingly takes its digital operations to a new level each year. If you inspect certain categories of sports apps that are available - from sports gambling, to live streams, to…
 
Mobile applications have helped tremendously for those who don't wish to navigate the hordes of holiday shoppers around the mall or department store - much like a taxing game of slalom. Your shopping experience is literally in the palm of your hands, and finished at the tips of your fingers. It's no secret that these applications have shortened the…
 
While you're browsing the web, reading news articles, scrolling through Facebook, checking your bank account or logging into your company's system, there's always a looming threat that could compromise your personal information. The fact is, unfortunately, threats are a way of life in today's increasingly digital age. In fact, cybercrimes have acco…
 
Polaris - better known as the North Star - is famous for being a still, unmoving beacon in the Earth's sky while the entire northern sky moves all around it. It's located nearly at the north celestial pole and it always marks the way due north. Once you discover it, you'll know the direction north. Even when the moon is full and it obscures other s…
 
Sustainability has dominated the headlines around the world for decades, and is only picking up speed. From achieving a sustainable future by local initiatives to campaigns by larger entities here in the U.S. and across the globe. A whopping 7,500 companies issue annual sustainability reports in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative. The …
 
While the last day of summer isn't for a while, summer vacation is indeed over for most of the country's students. Gone are the days of sunshine and beaches, and here are the days of learning and ambition. Time to hit the books. Or rather, the screens. There was a time when computer labs reigned supreme as a school's center for technology. Now, it …
 
When it comes to seeing what is coming down the line in financial services, the sector’s wide range of industry conferences is a great place to start. These events, such as Money 2020 in Amsterdam last month, see thousands of people attend, speaking about what is new in banking, showing off their latest innovations and debating the trends likely to…
 
BBVA announced its official transition to a unified brand and launched a new logo across its footprint, as it advances in its efforts to offer its customers the best products and services, in an increasingly digital environment. In the U.S., customers will no longer see Compass. Venezolanos will no longer see Continental. Frances will cease in Arge…
 
Multiple tech startups are disrupting the old guard and traditional way of doing things. Some people don't even step foot inside of a grocery store anymore, choosing to stock their fridge with an online app or website from their couch. Tech startups are popping up like weeds, seemingly changing the business landscape across the country. But what do…
 
Digital transformation. Technological advances. Innovate to compete. These are phrases commonly used in the business world - in interviews, external messaging, and yes, even podcasts like this one. The 21st century has seen an evolution of technology that has both left small businesses in its wake and allowed small businesses and startups to thrive…
 
The Mind Bank is a way to create opportunities for listeners to dive head-first into intellectual, thought-provoking, and high-level perspectives. In the first podcast we discuss multiple aspects of diversity and inclusion with Susan Brecher. She is on the faculty as director of employee relations, employment law, and diversity and inclusion at the…
 
BBVA Compass’ Chief Marketing and Digital Sales Officer Jennifer Dominiquini talks with Opera Solutions’ John Kelly about the steep learning curve for CMOs in terms of the present technology swarm surrounding big business today. Dominiquini discusses how she works with her analytics and engineering teams to ensure data availability and transparency…
 
Opera solutions' sales executive John Kelly interviews United Rentals' CMO Chris Hummel about the data challenges he and his company face. They discuss how to use data to find new customers and look at the entire customer journey. They also explore the importance of naming a data owner for specific assets to ensure data consistency throughout the o…
 
Opera solutions' sales executive John Kelly interviews LaQuinta Inns and Suites' CMO Julie Cary about the data challenges she and her company face. They discuss how to break down data silos and connect disparate data within the system. They also explore how the role of the CMO has changed and new ways to effect data-driven change throughout the org…
 
Alegría, alegría, y cerveza fría! Today at 6:00 pm EST (Miami) / 3:00 pm PST (Seattle) La Lambretta brings you the latest news from Copa América. Además, hablamos del calendario de La Liga y los últimos rumores de fichajes. I am joined by Ravi from @aupasubmarino Ponte el casco y súbete a La Lambretta. Dangerous curves ahead!…
 
Vino Tinto e muita Samba in La Lambretta 1 hour preview We begin our tri-lingual coverage of the Copa América match Brazil-Venezuela at 1:30 pm EST/ 10:30 am PST on www.lalambrettaradio.com Hablamos con nuestro gran amigo Ravi de @aupasubmarino Também falamos com Rio de @the_elastico And your calls live on the air by dialing (805) 243 1713 Para fal…
 
DEMO (Flash video-player: "STRINGS '07", Fri talks) Click on "GUIDE".."EPISODES" to see list of STRINGS '07/Fri videos Polchinski, Silverstein, Kallosh, Sugimoto, Berkovitz, Bern, Russo, Quevedo, Randall, Gross The daily "STRINGS '07" talks can be *distributed* to any website, via a compact Flash video player. I.e., "TV channel syndication" over ot…
 
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