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Welcome to Fintech Beat, the intersection of finance, technology, policy and regulation. Each episode features the latest trends, movers and shakers, ideas and policies in financial technology. Host Chris Brummer, a Georgetown law professor and world-renowned fintech expert, partners with the CQ Roll Call newsroom — Washington's leader for nonpartisan legislative and regulatory analysis — to bring insights that make this a must listen for anyone interested in finance.

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Welcome to Fintech Beat, the intersection of finance, technology, policy and regulation. Each episode features the latest trends, movers and shakers, ideas and policies in financial technology. Host Chris Brummer, a Georgetown law professor and world-renowned fintech expert, partners with the CQ Roll Call newsroom — Washington's leader for nonpartisan legislative and regulatory analysis — to bring insights that make this a must listen for anyone interested in finance.

    Banking on women and the underserved during COVID-19, Ep. 53

    Banking on women and the underserved during COVID-19, Ep. 53

    Mary Ellen Iskenderian, the CEO of Women's World Banking, joins Fintech Beat to discuss the ins and outs of the multibillion-dollar microfinance sector, what happens when microfinance firms become banks, and how COVID-19 could end up revolutionizing how low-income women access capital. 
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    The futures of Ether, Ep. 52

    The futures of Ether, Ep. 52

    ErisX CEO Tom Chippas discusses his firm’s historic, first-ever launch of ether futures contracts in America — and how ether and bitcoin derivatives can serve very different purposes.
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    • 27 min
    Could a CBDC topple the US dollar? Ep. 51

    Could a CBDC topple the US dollar? Ep. 51

    Famed University of California Berkeley economist. Barry Eichengreen joins Fintech Beat to dig into whether a digital Euro or yuan would get the biggest competitive boost vis a vis the US dollar, and whether Libra 2.0 could still pose a systemic risk to the global economy.

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    • 32 min
    China’s digital yuan gets ready for prime time, Ep. 50

    China’s digital yuan gets ready for prime time, Ep. 50

    Fintech Beat sits down with the International Monetary Fund’s Sonja Davidovic and Jonathan Kiff to learn about the latest developments with China’s digital currency foray, and how its pilot compares thus far to others around the world.
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    Is Libra 2.0 Good Enough? Ep. 49

    Is Libra 2.0 Good Enough? Ep. 49

    Fintech Beat sits down with Cornell University’s Daniel Awrey and Cato’s Diego Zuluaga to debate Facebook’s reforms to the Libra cryptocurrency--and whether consumers and the financial system are safer.
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    • 33 min
    Comparing COVID-19 and fintech in Hong Kong and China, Ep. 48

    Comparing COVID-19 and fintech in Hong Kong and China, Ep. 48

    Fintech Beat talks to internationally renowned University of Hong Kong professor Douglas Arner to understand differences in Big Tech, fintech and digitization in Hong Kong, mainland China and the wider Asia region as countries face the COVID-19 pandemic.
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