An Entrepreneur’s Journey Into Payments – Mike Townsend

Episode 13

Mike Townsend - HomeHero

Around the Coin, founder and co-host, Mike Townsend discusses his journey beginning as an engineer in Singapore then moving to Los Angeles to design military UAV’s. He tells us how he transitioned into payments, starting a point of sale company, “Zing Checkout” and mobile payments company “Flowtab”.

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Special Guest: Brett King – Moven CEO and Author of “Banking 3.0”

Episode 12

Brett King CEO Moven, Host Breaking Banking, Futurist/Visionary

This week on Around the Coin, we have Brett King on the show! Brett is a world leader in the banking and payment industry. He is author of the book Bank 3.0, radio host at Breaking Banks and CEO of mobile payments startup Moven.

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The Blueprint for the Next Decade of Mobile Payments

Episode 11

This week on Around the Coin, Faisal Khan, and Mike Townsend provide the blueprint for the mobile payment industry both in the United States and abroad. Around the Coin.

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Why are digital wallets are struggling while PowaTag is winning.

Episode 10

This week on Around the Coin, Faisal Khan, Brian Roemmele, and Mike Townsend will be discussing London Powatag’s $97M (ninety seven million dollar) raise and why major mobile wallets like Google, Square, and Paypal continue to struggle at brick and mortar.

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Special Guest: Sasha Orloff – LendUp CEO

Episode 9

Sasha Orloff - LendUp CEO

This week we have special guest and CEO of LendUp, Sasha Orloff joining the conversation. We’ll be discussing opportunities in microfinance, peer to peer lending and what LendUp has already done to revolutionize payday loans.  Around the coin podcast.

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Simple’s $117M acquisition is the start of a movement.

Episode 8

This week in episode 8 of Around the Coin podcast, Brian Roemmele, Mike Townsend and Faisal Khan explain why Simple (company) was acquired for 120 million dollars by a 150 year old spanish bank.  Then, Faisal tells us why the mortgage system is broken across India and Southeast Asia and explains in detail for entrepreneurs how to fix it.  Around the Coin podcast.

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Did we just witness Bitcoin’s tipping point?

Episode 7

This week on Around The Coin, Faisal Khan, Brian Roemmele and Mike Townsend talk about Iceland’s creation of their own crypto currency, how Fiverr’s decision to accept Bitcoin will be the tipping point and how millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin were stolen from Silk Road 2. Around the Coin podcast.

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How the payment ecosystem works, and the trillion dollar idea…

Episode 6

This week on Around the Coin podcast, Mike Townsend, Faisal Khan and Brian Roemmele give you the high level view of how the payment ecosystem works, and the trillion dollar idea to create a trust network for Bitcoin transactions.

This week’s talk covers the most popular question in payments: “How does it all work!?”

Inspired by the traffic this question receives: How does the payments ecosystem work?, we set out to give you a high level understanding of the fundamental aspects to the payment infrastructure and eventually tangent into interesting future business opportunities to implement a credit system in Bitcoin…

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Which peer to peer payment application will win, and why?

Episode 5

This week on Around the Coin podcast, we have Brian Roemmele, Faisal Khan and Mike Townsend answering “what company will dominate peer to peer payments in the near future?” as well as exposing where the opportunity is now for Venmo, Dwolla (doe-wall-ah), Square Cash, and Google Wallet.

If you are building a business or thinking about peer to peer payment systems, this podcast was created for you.

  • History of peer payments.
  • What payment apps are people using internationally?
  • How are Facebook and Amazon going to enter the market?
  • What company is setting up to win it all (not what might think)?

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Who will win the loyalty game?

Episode 4

This week on Around the Coin podcast, we have Brian Roemmele, Faisal Khan and Mike Townsend discussing

  • What technical strategy will win out?
  • Who will win distribution (and why)?
  • Will loyalty catch on across the globe?

If you are building a business or thinking about integrating loyalty into your offering, we made this podcast for you.

We touch on the legacy loyalty coupons (S&H Green Stamps), what technical strategies will win in the long run, and a few secrets to distribution in tough markets.

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