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Ep 30: Bitcoin's Path to Mainstream Payments with Daniel Brown of You Me and BTC

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about what bitcoin is, how it works, and what it might mean for the future of payments and currencies in general. But one thing we’ve neglected to discuss thus far is how traditional businesses in the payments world, and individuals championing bitcoin are working to drive mainstream adoption. Scott is joined this week by Daniel Brown of You Me and BTC. Daniel helps run the site and hosts the associated podcast all about bitcoin and liberty. His shows and...


Ep 29: Authenticating Digital Transactions with Kevin Crockett of Cardinal Commerce

This week, we’re diving headlong into a topic which is important to many payments professionals and merchants (specifically eCommerce merchants) alike... digital transaction authentication. Understanding how transactions are secured, and the modern tools available to combat fraud, while lowering false declines is key. Scott is joined by Kevin Crockett, Senior Director of Global Client Services at CardinalCommerce. CardinalCommerce is a global leader in authenticating digital transactions...


Ep 28: Payments Industry News with Kate Gillespie and Patti Murphy of The Green Sheet

There's so much to keep up with when it comes to the payments and merchant services industry. The intersection of finance, business, and technology means that there are always new innovations happening. So how can anyone keep track of the constantly evolving payments landscape? Enter our guests this week... Kate Gillespie and Patti Murphy of The Green Sheet. Kate Gillespie is the President and CEO, while Patti Murphy is the Senior Editor. Together (along with their team), they work to...


Ep 27: The History of Bitcoin with Brady Swenson of Citizen Bitcoin

Whether you’re in the payments industry, or just trying to keep up with the latest in financial technology, the history of financial innovations is fascinating to explore. That’s exactly what this episode of PayPod is all about, as we explore the history of Bitcoin. Scott is joined by Brady Swenson, who is Director of Technology at Rewire.News and also the co-host of Citizen Bitcoin, a podcast all about the latest happenings in the world of bitcoin. Listen in as Brady provides a deep look...


Ep 26: How to Educate Yourself on Bitcoin with Jameson Lopp

Educating yourself on Bitcoin is crucial whether you want to just stay informed about a new financial revolution, or apply it to your work in the payments industry. However, there is a lot to learn, and the educational path you follow is critical to success. Fortunately, our guest this week is an expert at helping newbies learn about Bitcoin. He also put together the most cited Bitcoin resource list out there. Jameson Lopp, joined Scott to share his thoughts on Bitcoin, and the process of...


Ep 25: Blockchain and the Politics of Bitcoin with Chris DeRose of Bitcoin Uncensored

Understanding blockchain technology is key to truly grasping how Bitcoin works, as well as the other applications of blockchain in fintech. It's also important to get an overview of the politics surrounding the Bitcoin community to get a sense of where it's all headed. Fortunately, Scott was joined by another Bitcoin expert on this show who shared his excellent insight on this. Chris DeRose is one of the oldest, and most controversial speakers in the Bitcoin space. As a avid writer,...


Ep 24: The Lightning Network with Bryan Aulds of the Unhashed Podcast

On this episode we’re back to chatting about Bitcoin, but we’re going to focus in on something we’ve touched on before in other bitcoin episodes, but really deserves a lot of attention because of its potential in the payments industry… The Lightning Network. Scott is joined by Bryan Aulds, who is a “an economics and finance junky with a penchant for libertarian theory” He’s part of the Unhashed Podcast which is all about bitcoin, and he co-founded a business which sells a backup wallet for...


Ep 23: Exploring Apple Pay with Jason Snell of Six Colors

Welcome to another episode of PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast! On this episode we're talking about a piece of payments technology developed by the technological juggernaut that is Apple Computer.... Apple Pay. Contactless payments systems are revolutionizing the payments industry. Forget swiping, chip readers, or dinosaurs like cash and checks. Now, it’s just a matter of tapping something with your phone. But what’s Apple Pay really all about? How is adoption going? Where is Apple Pay...


Ep 22: Bitcoin Business and Market Insights with Ansel Lindner

It’s no secret that there have been folks who have made a lot of money trading bitcoin, and people who have lost a lot of money trading it. But what’s the story behind bitcoins price? And how does bitcoin and blockchain technology affect businesses trading in more traditional markets? On this episode, Scott is joined by Ansel Lindner, founder and host of the Bitcoin and Markets Podcast to help answer these questions and more. Ansel has made looking at the market and business side of bitcoin...


Ep 21: The Future of Mobile Banking with Jason Maude of Starling Bank

What if everything you ever needed from your bank could be accessed in the palm of your hand, at any time? Imagine a future where you never have to step foot in a bank branch to get your banking needs met. In fact, the future is already happening... and in the United Kingdom, non-traditional banks called Challenger Banks are making waves in the financial world. On this episode, Scott is joined by Jason Maude, who works for Starling Bank, which is one such Challenger Bank. Jason Maude is a...


Ep 20: Mining Bitcoin and More with Peter McCormack of What Bitcoin Did

We're back with another episode of PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast! This week, Scott returns to the topic of Bitcoin, with another expert guest, Peter McCormack. This time, discussion is centered around covering other aspects of Bitcoin... particularly how it's mined and traded. Additionally, Scott and Peter touch on how these unique elements of Bitcoin impact its price, and viability as a payments vehicle. Peter McCormack is a Bitcoin and Crypto Trader, Blogger, Podcaster, Advisor...


Ep 19: Digital Identity and Security with Andre Boysen of SecureKey

Have you ever thought about how many millions of transactions and transmissions of sensitive information are going on each and every minute around the world? Have you ever thought about how devastating identity theft, or getting hacked can be? This is something that impacts consumers and businesses, and is particularly important to be mindful of when working in fintech or payments. Our guest this week had so much to share about digital identity and security, because he works for a business...


Ep 18: Payments and Bitcoin in 2018 with Stephan Livera

Welcome to another episode of PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast! This week, we’re diving back into the world of cryptocurrencies... in the first of a number of shows all about the world’s biggest cryptocurrency - Bitcoin. Specifically we want to answer some big questions such as… what can you do with it, where is it going, is it going to be the dominant crypto of the future… will it achieve widespread adoption in payments, and so much more. This episode covers what’s going on with...


Ep 17: Payments Solutions from Community Banks with Tina Giorgio of ICBA Bancard

In a world of huge banks, it's easy to forget that millions of folks in the United States bank at smaller institutions in their local communities. These are community banks, and they hold massive appeal precisely because they’re smaller, more nimble institutions. Just like big bank customers, community bank customers are getting credit cards and using them to pay for goods and services, and businesses want to set up merchant accounts with their local banks. This week, Scott discusses all of...


Ep 16: Business Banking in the 21st Century with Clayton Weir of FI.SPAN

It's time for another edition of PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast! This episode going to be talking about the future of banks, including mid-market and larger banks... and their relationship to their business banking customers. Specifically, diving in to the question of whether the future of business banking is going to be centered around a company's bank relationship, or whether upstart FinTechs companies will continue to displace banks in the mindshare for servicing business clients...


Ep 15: The True Business Cost of Chargebacks with Melissa Fitzsimmons of Chargebacks911

Whether you’re offering merchant services, or just a small business owner selling products and services to customers… when it comes to credit card processing, chargebacks are the enemy. Unfortunately, too many people underestimate just how costly chargebacks can be, and don’t bother with tools and information that could help them reduce, fight, and even eliminate chargebacks. Scott was joined on this episode by Melissa Fitzsimmons, who works on Business Development for Chargebacks911, a...


Ep 14: Cryptocurrency 101 with Will Salisbury

Welcome to another episode of PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast! This week, we're finally dedicating a whole episode to a topic that has had people in payments and FinTech buzzing for a while... cryptocurrencies. Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard about Bitcoin, the most famous cryptocurrency. But do you truly understand how cryptocurrencies work? Furthermore, do you know what the future holds for them... will they change the financial world as we know it and...


Ep 13: What Keeps Small Business Owners Up At Night with Barry Davis of Womply

Small business owners have so much to worry about... and if you're offering merchant services or other business solutions to them, knowing how to address those worries is crucial. But before you can even hope to do that... you need to know exactly what keeps small business owners up at night. Our guest this week has the answers because his company has conducted multiple surveys and analyzed a tremendous amount of customer data to address small business owners needs. Our guest is Barry...


Ep 12: Payments in the Firearms Industry with Adam Carlson of TacticalPay

It's time to listen in to another episode of PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast! This episode we have our first repeat guest as Scott was again joined by Adam Carlson. In addition to being the CEO of Soar Payments LLC, Adam also runs a sister business called Tactical Payments. TacticalPay focuses on helping businesses in the firearms industry, which are hard to place, find credit card processing solutions, so Adam has a lot to share on the subject! Based in Houston Texas, Tactical...


Ep 11: Marketing an ISO in 2018 with Michelle Geraci of Transaction Services

Do you know what it takes to successfully market an ISO in 2018? Our guest this week had some great advice and insight on doing just that! Scott was joined by Michelle Geraci who is VP of Sales with Transaction Services. Michelle and Scott spoke at length about the keys to marketing an ISO in a rapidly changing payments landscape. Things aren't quite as simple as they used to be, but understanding what your ISO has to offer, and what the needs of merchants are is key to effective marketing...