Glen sits down with Sunrise Banks’ CEO David Reiling to discuss public benefit corporations, fintech partnerships, underserved communities and “doing well by doing good.” Plus Glen swipes a page from West Side Story and geeks out on the Minnesota State Fair.
John chats with Bret Kinsella, the CEO of Voicebot.ai, and Bradley Metrock, the host of This Week In Voice, about the future of Voice Platforms. The future of voice is undetermined, find our more about the potential of voice, and the how it will affect every aspect of our lives.
John speaks with Patrick Muldoon, a managing partner of CrytpoScores.org, a service that scores cryptocurrency to make it more welcoming to investors. Also, the past and present of Bitcoin and the crypto market in general.
Hot on the heels of the provocative FedNow announcement, Glen speaks with The Clearing House’s innovation head Peter Davey about its own real time payments course and RTP’s road to ubiquity. Also, Sherpa Technologies’ CEO Keith Riddle on the service provider’s quest to enable credit unions for real time and the prospect of riding two horses.
John and Glen unpack Netflix's new Cambridge Analytica documentary "The Great Hack," and consider potential scenarios for financial services. Also- a clear-eyed view of Capital One’s breach, and Amazon dashes the Dash button.
Glen visits with California/Nevada Credit Union Leagues CEO Diana Dykstra for our ongoing state-by-state exploration of CU culture. Also- the latest on the US Senate’s cannabis banking hearings, and a disturbing real-life unbanked tale.
John and Glen celebrate Amazon Prime Day by comparing notes on this marketing phenomenon, discussing the collateral damage to brick and mortar retailers, and consider how banks and credit unions can combat the time-tested model of competitors pursuing adjacent markets. Plus a “Stranger Things” spoiler.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.