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Startups on the Verge of a FinTech Breakthrough

7/16/2019
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Glen connects with 3 early stage companies at the NY Venture Summit with intriguing models: in/PACT (charitable giving through FIs), Leondrino (digital currency platform) and Pago 46 (cash network for e-commerce payments). Plus- Trump gets cranky on crypto, cuts loose on Libra.

Duration:00:46:05

There’s No Such Thing as Retail Anymore

7/9/2019
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Brazilian retailer Magazine Luiza’s stock price has increased 100-fold by transforming from a brick-and-mortar seller into a tech-forward e-commerce trailblazer. John and Glen speak with Simon Olson, Magalu’s Director of Business Development, about his company’s journey, the culture and importance of its Luizalabs development shop, and its participation in the Hedera Council.

Duration:00:43:30

Killer FinTech and Patent Protection

7/2/2019
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John and Glen recap the cool solutions they saw at AXFI, speculate on Target's recent outage, and revisit an intellectual property conversation with attorney John Rollins.

Duration:00:52:55

Cannabis Banking- Seriously

6/25/2019
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Glen takes a detailed, pun-free look at the critical issues surrounding cannabis banking- such as public safety, financial inclusion and compliance. Features an interview with industry pioneer Deirdra O'Gorman and discussion of Glen's Credit Union Magazine cover story. Also, John gets under the hood of Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency.

Duration:00:55:51

AXFI: Data Analytics and the Threatscape

6/18/2019
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John and Glen recap last week’s AXFI Conference onsite from Minneapolis, including interviews with security expert Roger Grimes on the latest email hacking threats, futurist Patrick Schwerdtfeger on the next logical uses for robotics, and Borsetta CEO Pamela Norton on the challenge of keeping counterfeit parts out of the supply chain.

Duration:01:02:45

HOPE for Financial Inclusion- Now with FinTech Inside!

6/11/2019
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Glen reports from the HOPE Global Forum on financial inclusion and empowerment, including interviews with Operation HOPE President Anita Ward, Mariel Beasley of Duke University's Common Cents lab on behavioral hacks for financial wellness, and the Aspen Institute's Ida Rademacher on the latest consumer fintech data.

Duration:00:44:07

Now Emerging: The Financial Health Network!

6/4/2019
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Glen reports from the EMERGE conference of the newly re-christened Financial Health Network (formerly CFSI), including interviews on the empirical keys to financial wellness, the financial power and peril of older Americans, the bright side of credit counseling, and a twist on short-term lending.

Duration:00:38:24

The Near Future of Regulated DLT Markets

5/28/2019
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This week, John is joined by returning guest Nick Cowan of the Gibralter Exchange for Cryptocurriences for a discussion on how regulation in the greater world will affect the use of blockchain and DLT markets. Join along as they discuss the potential of micro-stocks and the future of trading securities outside of the fiat world, timeliness of trading in the DLT space, and how unstable societies are increasingly depending upon blockchain as an alternative to hyperinflation.

Duration:00:38:09

FinTech Coast to Coast

5/21/2019
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Glen reports from Trellance's Immersion conference in Ft. Lauderdale, and checks in with industry veteran William Mills for a recap of Finovate's San Francisco event held the same week. Also, a data-driven analysis of beer buzz.

Duration:00:49:46

Smarter. Faster. Better. Stronger.

5/14/2019
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Glen’s recap from the NACHA Payments conference in Orlando includes interviews with the newly launched Center for Payments, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and BAI talking fintech compliance and blockchain, US Dataworks’ on its new automated solution, and NACHA CEO Jan Estep.

Duration:00:50:33

Swimming Beside the Shark: Amazon and Kohl’s

5/7/2019
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John and Glen are back together again to chat about the latest developments in the fintech and payments space. Hear the unexpected story of how Amazon is partnering with Kohls in a sea-changing way. Also, get an update on the ever-unpredictable price of Bitcoin, and the potential of brewing competition within the real-time payments space.

Duration:00:40:46

FinTech: The Next Generation

4/30/2019
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Glen reports from FinTech South, chats with promising startups CapWay and MaxRewards, hears from fast-growing AI firm Featurespace about how FIs and gaming companies face similar threats, and discusses a breakthrough approach to meeting the growing demand for fintech talent with the University System of Georgia's Chief Innovation Officer.

Duration:00:47:25

AXFI Sneak Peek: Quantum Computing

4/23/2019
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This week, John sits down with data-driven defense evangelist Roger Grimes, for a mind-bending conversation about the future (and present) of quantum computing. John and Roger discuss how quantum computing works and why now is the time to prepare yourself for a post-quantum world. Quantum computers are on track to be able to break public encryption within the next 3-5 years. Will you be ready? Roger Grimes will be appearing as a keynote speaker at this year’s AXFI Conference, June 9-12 in...

Duration:00:51:48

AXFI Sneak Peek: The Future Beyond Fintech

4/16/2019
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This week, John Best is joined by Brian Ley of Alpharank for a lively conversation about emerging technologies. Join John and Brian as they discuss their predictions for the financial services sector in 2019, the future of technologies such as quantum computing and bioinformatics, and how the moral good of Credit Unions should be utilized as a selling point to your members. John and Brian will be collaborating on a keynote at this year’s AXFI Conference, June 9-12 in Minneapolis, MN.

Duration:00:46:19

Addressing Vulnerabilities: The Future of Security

4/9/2019
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This week John sat down with returning guest Jim Stickley of Stickley on Security to talk about all things security. In this episode they discuss the common pitfalls of victims, IoT security in the age of 5G, and how truly vulnerable data is in this ever-changing digital landscape.

Duration:00:50:41

Coins, Combinations and Class Actions

4/2/2019
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John and Glen discuss the recent wave of fintech mergers and its impact on FI strategy, Chase's and Facebook's forays into digital coins, and a new class action threat hounding credit unions.

Duration:00:42:04

Giving Back: Global Efforts for Financial Inclusion

3/26/2019
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This week John is joined by a very special guest: Rolf Hüppi, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Paralife, a company dedicated to creating and sustaining financial protection for underserved populations around the world. Join John and Rolf as they discuss the value of supporting financial inclusion, creating opportunities for disabled populations, and how you can get involved in the financial inclusion movement.

Duration:00:28:49

Credit Unions: Opening Eyes, Breaking Barriers

3/19/2019
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Glen's on-site coverage from CUNA's Government Affairs Conference spans the industry's awareness initiative, fresh analysis of the US economy and its impact on credit unions, and a new IBM/CU Ledger partnership." Also, an amazing stat on gender equality.

Duration:00:51:13

Patent Infringement in the Global Marketplace

3/12/2019
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In this episode, John catches up with patent attorney and litigator John Rollins for a fascinating conversation about patents in the global ‘Amazon’ world. Tune in to take a deep dive into the wide world of patent law as it applies to Amazon’s global (and often knock-off) sellers, explore how 3D printing will likely exacerbate this issue, and get an inside look at how patent opportunities current look for software entrepreneurs.

Duration:00:27:04

Open Banking: Building Bridges Amid Brexit's Barriers

3/5/2019
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In part 2 of our Finovate Europe coverage Glen assesses the landscape at the one-year anniversary of UK Open Banking, speaks with standout demoing companies AccountScore, Five Degrees and Imburse, and wonders what he’ll find when he lands in London the Day After Brexit.

Duration:00:41:20