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Many opportunities and challenges are at the intersection of technology and financial services. And FinTech itself is rapidly evolving as businesses continuously innovate and new ideas come from unexpected places. At the same time, government regulators are trying to keep pace. Troy A. Paredes and Lee A. Schneider explore this disruption by engaging the leaders who are changing what FinTech is and how we think about it. In this biweekly podcast, Troy, former SEC Commissioner and founder of P ...
 
This FREE podcast will teach YOU how to launch and grow YOUR startup, especially through the fast-paced world of rewards-based crowdfunding! Your instructors, Zach Smith and Thomas Alvord, are world-renowned business experts with proven hands-on experience in sales, video production, page design, advertisements, public relations, e-commerce, business strategy, consulting, and more—and they will teach YOU valuable wisdom that you can use to take YOUR business to the next level! Since mid-2014 ...
 
The Truth About Cancer video podcast is an eight-part video series. It is a continuation of the discussions begun in TAKE ONE STEP: A Conversation About Cancer with Linda Ellerbee. Each episode is two to five minutes long. Participating in the podcast discussions are U.S. News and World Report health editor Dr. Bernadine Healy; breast cancer surgeon and Breast Cancer Research stamp mastermind Dr. Ernie Bodai; neurologist and leading palliative care expert Dr. Richard Payne; and counseling ps ...
 
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Everybody talks about the difference between traditional banks and FinTech companies. Treasury Prime seeks to facilitate the interactions between the two so that banks can have a FinTech offering and FinTech can have the risk management and compliance of banks. CEO Christopher Dean is leading Treasury Prime into this world between these two major i…
 
Sadie Raney and Jesse Proudman talk to us about Makara, which they co-founded. The genesis of Makara came from their work at cryptoasset hedge fund, Strix Leviathan, and the desire to provide an accessible set of portfolios for investors. We hear the story behind Makara, their approach to educating investors, and their experience with regulators in…
 
Jan van Eck, CEO of VanEck, has continued his father’s work in the funds world. Jan sees Bitcoin as part technology and part store of value as it matures as an asset. He also shares his view that individual investors have insights that institutional investors sometimes miss. Jan's journey in considering the impacts of Bitcoin and other trends over …
 
Rana Gujral, CEO of Behavioral Signals, joins us to explain how his company uses AI to help businesses improve their customer interactions. Behavioral Signals has a cool technology that uses AI to learn speech patterns and match the people who are predicted to engage most effectively with each other, especially in tough conversations. There is a lo…
 
Christine Sandler, Joel Revill, and Anton Katz have at least one thing in common: they are all traditional capital markets people who have migrated to blockchain. Anton started Talos Trading; Joel started 2 Oceans Trust; and Christine led Fidelity into the space. From their very different but intersecting vantage points, we hear the story of the bi…
 
We continue our conversation with BitGo founder and CEO Mike Belshe with an in-depth discussion of business and regulation in the sphere of new technology. Mike makes the point that many cryptoassets are about money and therefore should be regulated. He outlines some principles for regulation that focus on adaptability and balance. Troy and Lee cha…
 
We are joined by Mike Belshe, founder and CEO of BitGo, a FinTech firm focused on custody and other services related to blockchain assets. Mike describes his journey from helping friends hold their Bitcoin in the early days to building and improving new techniques for the custody of these assets. He drew on his experience in other areas of technolo…
 
A peek into the future of secure IoT. We continue our conversation with Paul Clayson, CEO of AgilePQ. Paul announces an exclusive first that they will open source their algorithm soon! He explains the reasons behind that decision and the benefits of the open source movement. He also delves further into what the future of the internet may look like …
 
A peek into the future of secure IoT. People talk a lot about the wave of internet of things (IoT) devices that will provide convenience to many aspects of our lives and revolutionize areas such as healthcare. The folks at AgilePQ, whose CEO Paul Clayson joins us for a fascinating conversation, focus on related cybersecurity. Paul warns about the d…
 
Bloomberg reporter and author Matt Leising joins Troy and Lee to discuss his recent book about the Ethereum blockchain and the DAO hack. Part history and part detective story, Matt doesn’t spoil the whodunnit but he gives us great insights into what happened and how he solved the mystery. He also talks a lot about his views regarding the promise of…
 
How might applying Nobel Prize winning economics to markets affect how they operate? Jesse is the COO at alternative trading system OneChronos. He explains the thinking behind the ATS and how it matches securities orders in a unique manner that employs Nobel Prize winning auction theory, probabilistic search, expressive bidding. and other advanced …
 
Cost/benefit analysis and emerging technologies. We continue our conversation with Haime Workie of FINRA’s Office of Financial Innovation with a deep exploration of questions about balancing policy and regulatory considerations with innovation and offering new products and services. Haime shares his views on the opportunities and challenges, both f…
 
Can financial innovation create the best day ever? Haime heads FINRA’s Office of Financial Innovation where he and the team study the future of financial services and the potential impact of innovation on investors, markets, and FINRA’s mandate. This work involves lots of learning about new technologies and new applications of technology to all asp…
 
Troy and Lee welcome Bea Wray and discuss her new book and its main messages. She teaches us about gratitude as an attitude and the art of “thank you” notes. It turns out that "thank you" notes can make a big difference in relationships, both business and personal. You might say that they are Bea’s “secret sauce.” We also talk about how to create a…
 
The GraniteShares CEO finishes our conversation sharing his thoughts about the differences between public companies and private companies and how public markets can force companies to have more discipline. He also offers insight into some of his ideas for ongoing innovation and our financial markets. Stay tuned at the end as Troy and Lee discuss wh…
 
William Rhind is founder and CEO of GraniteShares, a recent entrant in the exchange traded funds space. As William explains, financial innovation -- and associated disruption -- continues. That disruption could come from new goods or services or whole new business models. He also touches on themes we hear from other entrepreneurs around the challen…
 
Educating the World about Emerging Technologies. We return with Sunayna Tuteja to hear her views on the importance of education, as firms and investors approach new financial services and emerging asset classes. This involves learning from investors and customers to help create the tools and materials they need. A disciplined approach to innovation…
 
The Pivot to Emerging Technologies in Financial Services. We welcome Sunayna Tuteja, who heads TD Ameritrade’s digital and emerging technologies efforts. Her vision of technology as democratizing finance and creating financial inclusion fits in with the overall founding ethos of Ameritrade. She thinks carefully about what the problem is, why is it …
 
In this episode, we’re venturing briefly beyond crowdfunding to talk about investing, specifically how you can start your own profitable investment fund. For that, we’re going to interview our special guest Bridger Pennington, a serial entrepreneur who became a highly-successful investment fund manager. So, let’s talk about how you can replicate hi…
 
Special episode! Do you know the way to Sacramento? We are joined by three people from Sacramento for a discussion about the efforts the city and the state of California are undertaking to help create economic inclusion by closing the digital divide, bridging the skills gap, and encouraging innovation in FinTech and beyond. Barry Broome, President …
 
We continue our conversation and broaden the idea of narrative to other areas of the world, especially as impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. James talks about financial inclusion, big data, and regulation, all from the standpoint of delivering positive messages and then achieving that promise. He also discusses the need for empathy and explanation …
 
James Robert Lay is a branding and marketing expert and author who focuses on financial services and particularly digital financial services. James encourages his clients and the entire industry to change the story around their products and services to highlight common themes from storytelling, such as the hero’s journey, rags to riches, and failur…
 
Special Episode! SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce. Insights into a regulator's thinking. Before she was nominated for a new term, Hester Peirce, a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, sat down with Troy and Lee for a wide-ranging discussion. Commissioner Peirce provided her thoughts (with the disclaimer that they are her’s alo…
 
Blockchain Entrepreneurs Roundtable, Part 2: Tavonia Evans, Karen Hsu, and Bea O’Carroll, entrepreneurs using blockchain and cryptoassets, continue the conversation with a focus on how to create opportunities and products for underserved communities and the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses and their customer bases. There is also a great sense…
 
Blockchain Entrepreneurs Roundtable, Part 1: Tavonia Evans, Karen Hsu, and Bea O’Carroll, three entrepreneurs using blockchain and cryptoassets in various ways, talk about the joys and challenges of starting a new company, especially in a nascent space. They all have similar motivations of creating inclusion and helping different groups gain access…
 
Chris Giancarlo (former CFTC Chairman) and Daniel Gorfine (former Director of LabCFTC) join us to talk about making a central bank digital currency (or CBDC) version of the US dollar. The Digital Dollar Project has carved out a large task for itself in trying to bring the dollar fully into the digital realm from the physical realm. There are many i…
 
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