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!
Oded Zehavi, CEO & Co-founder at Mesh Payments
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Oded Zehavi, the Founder & CEO of Mesh Payments, and board and advisory board member of several Israeli FinTech companies. Previously, he served as Payoneer's Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to Payoneer, Oded served as the business development director for PayPal, where among other responsibilities he led the inception of the PayPal services in the Middle East and Africa. He also held leadership roles at several technology, banking and software companies, focusing on sales and customer relations.
Steve Berneman, CEO of Blueprint Title
In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Steve Berneman, the CEO and Co-founder of Blueprint. He is a former practicing attorney and a serial entrepreneur. Prior to starting Blueprint, Steve was the Co-founder and CEO of Overdog, a gaming company acquired in 2016. Steve formed the thesis for Blueprint while an Entrepreneur in Residence at Vanderbilt.
Paul Garibian, President of Nota
In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Paul Garibian, President of Nota. Fintech expert, entrepreneur, and executive Paul has spent nearly 20 years helping financial institutions drive product development and grow revenue and market share. Nota is an innovative legal industry fintech solution powered by M&T Bank that adds value through increased productivity and decreases compliance risk. Built primarily for small law firms and solo attorneys, Nota helps simplify trust account management, making it seamless and efficient for attorneys to adhere to accounting requirements.
Brenda Loya, CEO and Founder of Tellor
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Brenda Loya, the CEO and one of the founders of Tellor. She's an economist and a self-taught solidity developer. Previously, she was an economist and supervisor at the U.S. Department of Labor, developing and leading teams to develop statistical software for principal economic indicators. She joined the space initially by helping to develop a derivatives protocol, Daxia, which had an oracle problem. We couldn’t find one that was decentralized so we built one and it became Tellor!
Stephen Stonberg, CEO of Bittrex Global
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Stephen Stonberg, CEO of Bittrex Global, one of the most reliable and secure cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. Stephen has spent his entire 25-year career working in financial markets in London and New York. He left the traditional world of finance to get involved in the crypto and blockchain industry.
Prior to Bittrex Global, Stephen joined the Investment Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Stephen advised executives, entrepreneurs, and foundations on all items of economic impact to their balance sheet. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he advised some of the world’s most sophisticated investors as a Partner and US CEO at Brevan Howard, Head of the New York office at Winton Capital, and Managing Director at Credit Suisse Asset Management.
Prior to this, Stephen worked as a Managing Director in Fixed Income Sales and Trading at JPMorgan, and in Mergers and Acquisitions. Stephen holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Columbia University. He has served on several public companies and non-profit boards.
Joshua Tobkin, CEO and Co-Founder of SupraOracles
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with the architect of the Supra BFT Consensus Algorithm. Blockchain Designer & Developer, Joshua Tobkin is a Meta-Game Theorist behind projects such as Unitychain.io's venture projects and more recently SupraOracles.com
A lateral thinker, creative, and curiously dyslexic, Josh has been building SaaS companies for the last 10 years. Josh is a well-known distributed ledger technology architect.
Faisal and Mike do such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!
Updated - Used to be Good
This used to be a very good podcast when Brian Roemele, Faisal Khan, and Mike Townsend all used to be on together. The quality has gone down tremendously. It’s now just Mike, who talks more than his guests and does not seem to do enough pre-work. The podcast editing is also subpar. I’m sad, because I used to love this podcast, but I’m now trimming it from my list.
I really enjoy this podcast. I think what I like the most is that the podcasters truly enjoy doing it. They discuss a large variety of topics, usually in FinTech, and do a great job of simplifying complex topics while not dumbing them down too much. The podcasts can be a bit long, but I usually find them to be very much worth my time.
A brilliant podcast covering a wide array of thought provoking topics. Keep up the great work guys.