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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Guest: Matin Tamizi – BalancedPayments CEO

Episode 3

Matin Tamizi - CEO Balanced Payments

This week we’re excited to have Matin Tamizi, CEO of BalancedPayments on the show!

During the show we cover these 3 topics:

  1. The Balanced philosophy around transparency (and open pricing:Balanced Makes Volume Pricing Public)
  2. How Balanced is using crowdhoster to decide whether or not to build a debit card payout product. (http://balanced.crowdhoster.com)
  3. Does Balanced see itself entering the Crypto Currencies market/processing?

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Why Bitcoin will either thrive or die?

Episode 2

The mission behind Around the Coin podcast is to offer entrepreneurs an alternative perspective for growing their business in and around the payment industry.

During the show we cover these 3 topics:

  1. What are the key risks and enablers to BC?Is there opportunity to arbitrage bitcoin?
  2. Will other currencies (lightcoin, namecoin etc) be successful?
  3. Is this a winner take all event?

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How Faisal Khan came to become a Banking & Payments Ninja!

Episode 1

Faisal Khan CEO of Faisal Khan & Company

This week we’re excited to have Faisal Khan, who is one of the co-hosts of Around The Coin as our first guest also.

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Coin, Foursquare, and what the future holds for payment startups.

Beta / Trial Episode

This week we launch our beta episode of Around The Coin.

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