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Around The Coin is an award-winning top fintech podcast. Co-Hosts Faisal Khan and Mike Townsend to discuss all things in the world of crypto and payments, from the trading of shells to bitcoins and everything in between!

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    • 4.5 • 22 Ratings

Around The Coin is an award-winning top fintech podcast. Co-Hosts Faisal Khan and Mike Townsend to discuss all things in the world of crypto and payments, from the trading of shells to bitcoins and everything in between!

    Jon Lerner, Co-Founder and CEO of CoinTracker

    Jon Lerner, Co-Founder and CEO of CoinTracker

    In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Jon Lerner, the co-founder and CEO of CoinTracker, the market leader in portfolio tracking and tax compliance for cryptocurrency. At CoinTracker, Jon has had a relentless drive to create a strong, mission-driven company that has a culture of trust, transparency, a long-term mindset, and a high-quality bar. With Jon’s leadership, CoinTracker has emerged as a foundational product in crypto that enables users to track their portfolio and be tax compliant as they transact with crypto - seamlessly and accurately.

    Before CoinTracker, Jon co-founded and acted as CTO at TextNow, the largest provider of free phone service in the U.S. Jon was recognized by Ernst & Young in 2012 as an Entrepreneur of the Year in the “Young Entrepreneur” in Ontario, Canada. Jon was also a software engineer at Google for several years, and in 2008 helped build and launch the initial Android platform that now powers 2.5 billion mobile devices around the world.

    Jon received his BASc degree with honors in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Adi Ben-Ari, Founder & CEO at Applied Blockchain

    Adi Ben-Ari, Founder & CEO at Applied Blockchain

    In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Adi Ben-Ari, the Founder & CEO of Applied Blockchain, a fast-growing company of blockchain and cryptography experts founded in 2015 and based in London, UK, and Porto, Portugal. The company has developed and deployed dozens of blockchain applications from NFT marketplaces for famous artists to sophisticated DeFi protocols and Web3 dApps for clients ranging from Shell and Barclays to Chainlink and Algorand. The company is also building two blockchain products, one called SilentData, a privacy-preserving data oracle for off-chain data, and another called London Bridge, a hardware-secured bridge between Algorand, Ethereum, and other EVM chains for cross-chain asset transfers. Prior to this, Adi worked for 20 years as an enterprise architect and technology lead for companies, including Lloyds Banking Group and Vodafone.

    Adi graduated in Computer Science from the University of Bristol and has an MBA from Tel-Aviv University. Adi is considered a thought leader in blockchain and data privacy and is regularly invited to present to C-level executives and international events, has presented blockchain at the UK Parliament and House of Lords, and lectured at University College London.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Andrew Hoag, Founder and CEO of Teampay

    Andrew Hoag, Founder and CEO of Teampay

    In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Andrew Hoag, Founder and CEO of Teampay, the first purchasing software built for modern, tech-enabled businesses. Prior to founding Teampay in 2016, Andrew Hoag founded or co-founded five companies, including urbantag, which tackled the trillion-dollar online-to-offline commerce market and was acquired in 2012. In addition to these entrepreneurial and leadership roles, he has served as an angel investor and advisor to various other companies, helping them raise venture capital and design product strategy. Before that, he held management roles in customer engineering, product management, internationalization, business development, and marketing at VeriSign. He has also connected and built supercomputers for NASA. Hoag loves to code; in fact, he created the first prototype of Teampay.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Michael Pearl, Michael Pearl, COO of Kirobo

    Michael Pearl, Michael Pearl, COO of Kirobo

    In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Michael Pearl, COO of Kirobo - the safety net for DeFi. Michael is a fintech and blockchain executive with over a decade of experience managing teams and projects. A qualified attorney and former content chief at both Finance Magnates and Natural Intelligence, Michael has driven client outreach, acquisition, and retention in the fields of trading, personal finance, online banking, and blockchain technology. Michael eats, sleeps, and breathes financial technology.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Gabriel Gruber, Founder of Exactly Finance

    Gabriel Gruber, Founder of Exactly Finance

    In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Gabriel Gruber, Founder of Exactly Finance. Exactly is building an open source, non-custodial protocol on Ethereum, that will bring fixed-income solutions for lenders and borrowers. Prior to Exactly Finance, he was a Co-Founder and CEO of Properati (acquired by OLX Group). He ran the Real Estate Startup for five years, launched in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Chile.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Joel Lin, Contributor at CitaDAO

    Joel Lin, Contributor at CitaDAO

    In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Joel Lin, Contributor at CitaDAO - a marketplace for tokenized Real Estate. Joel is a Real Estate industry veteran with more than 12 years in institutional real estate and structured over $2 billion of deals. He is determined to bridge the real estate world into web3.
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    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

rkmagik ,

Really impressed with Mike’s knowledge and integrity

What a great host and interviewer! Mike has tremendous insights and asks great questions that provide real value, insight and give clarity to subjects that listeners will enjoy and learn so much from! It was such a pleasure being on his show. Thanks for the heart and effort you put into your program Mike!

TronReview ,

Covers interesting new projects

This podcast opens up the world of new projects. Listen to the stories that led to new projects, and new ideas.

Get information directly from the project creators to help guide your journey in this new world where value transfer is nearly instant, and settlement is final.

KiwiinNYC ,

Unique show

A brilliant podcast covering a wide array of thought provoking topics. Keep up the great work guys.

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