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A weekly podcast that looks inside the minds of entrepreneurs and at the crossover of startups, enterprise, finance, technology and life as we know it. Co-hosts Pete Townsend and Eoin Fitzgerald. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moneyneversleeps/support

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A weekly podcast that looks inside the minds of entrepreneurs and at the crossover of startups, enterprise, finance, technology and life as we know it. Co-hosts Pete Townsend and Eoin Fitzgerald. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moneyneversleeps/support

    199: Money Talks #57: FTX WTF | Musk Monetizing Twitter | UK Tech Nation Revolts | Big Tech vs. Irish Startups

    199: Money Talks #57: FTX WTF | Musk Monetizing Twitter | UK Tech Nation Revolts | Big Tech vs. Irish Startups

    This week, Eoin and Pete take the inevitable plunge into what to make of the FTX mess, and then resurface with some of the scenarios unfolding on what Elon Musk has in mind for the 250 million daily active users of Twitter.  The guys also look at the hubbub around the control of Tech Nation in the UK, a Digital Dollar pilot in the US, and how the Big Tech layoffs in Ireland may be short-term pain but long-term gain.

    This episode of MoneyNeverSleeps is sponsored by SecuriCentrix. SecuriCentrix is a trusted cyber security company with offices in Dublin, Cape Town and London. SecuriCentrix provides expert advisory services, primarily in the finance and fintech industries, with tailored security solutions to fit your specific needs and regulatory challenges.

    STORIES COVERED

    The Casino and the Genie (Mario Gabriele, The Generalist newsletter, 13-Nov-22, h/t Packy McCormick)

    5 More Disturbing Revelations About Sam Bankman-Fried (NY Magazine, 14-Nov-22)

    Elon Musk details his vision for a Twitter payments system (TechCrunch, 9-Nov-22)

    Startup founders go to war with UK government over its moves to appoint bank into key ecosystem role (TechCrunch, 15-Nov-22)

    Global Banks Partner With New York Fed for 12-Week Digital Dollar Pilot (Watcher Guru, 12-Nov-22),

    ‘I’m doing this 26 years and I’ve never seen anything like it’: Laid-off tech staff hunt for new work (Business Post (paywall), 12-Nov-22)

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    • 39 min
    198: MoneyTalks #56: Techstars Web3 | FTX Rant | Block’s Flywheel | Fintech+Crypto Apps HoF | Apple vs. NFTs & Reddit

    198: MoneyTalks #56: Techstars Web3 | FTX Rant | Block’s Flywheel | Fintech+Crypto Apps HoF | Apple vs. NFTs & Reddit

    This week, Pete gives some insight into the new Techstars Web3 accelerator and goes on a quick rant on FTX before he and Eoin riff on Block’s flywheel and their ambitions with Cash App, then they go through a hall-of-fame list of fintech and crypto apps from Rex Salisbury, and finally dive into NFTs and VR through an Apple lens with a dash of Reddit.

    This episode of MoneyNeverSleeps is sponsored by SecuriCentrix. SecuriCentrix is a trusted cyber security company with offices in Dublin, Cape Town and London. SecuriCentrix provides expert advisory services, primarily in the finance and fintech industries, with tailored security solutions to fit your specific needs and regulatory challenges.

    STORIES COVERED

    Sam Bankman-Fried’s Twitter Apology (Twitter, 10-Nov-22)

    Block Says Goal of Cash App Is To Be Primary Bank (PYMNTS, 4-Nov-22)

    Rex Salisbury on Consumer Fintech ARPUs (Twitter, h/t Simon Taylor, 2-Nov-22)

    Apple cracks down on NFT functionality, social post boosts with App Store rules (TechCrunch, 25-Oct-22)

    Web3 With a16z: Key Insights From Podcast With Chris Dixon, Sonal Chokshi & Punk6529 (Blockster, 9-Nov-22)

    How Reddit defied Crypto Winter and created a $10 million market for customizable avatars—just don’t call them NFTs (Fortune, 3-Nov-22)

    Decentralized Storage System Arweave's Native Token Surges 60% on Meta Integration (CoinDesk, 2-Nov-22)

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    • 47 min
    197: Connected for Life | Ollie Walsh, Pipit & Konect | Live from Web Summit

    197: Connected for Life | Ollie Walsh, Pipit & Konect | Live from Web Summit

    Ollie Walsh is the co-founder and CEO of Pipit, who are bringing to market the new Konect network that is powering international cash transactions with DeFi and enabling migrants to support their families back home cheaper, safer, and now faster.

    This episode of MoneyNeverSleeps is sponsored by SecuriCentrix. SecuriCentrix is a trusted cyber security company with offices in Dublin, Cape Town and London. SecuriCentrix provides expert advisory services, primarily in the finance and fintech industries, with tailored security solutions to fit your specific needs and regulatory challenges.

    In this episode, recorded live from Web Summit 2022 in Lisbon, Ollie Walsh riffs with Pete Townsend on a recap on Ollie Walsh’s journey as co-founder and CEO of Pipit, a for-profit social impact platform powering international cash transactions and mobile money payments for unbanked migrants.  Ollie and Pete also dive into Ollie's inspiration to bring the Konect network to market leveraging the Pipit tech stack, but with stablecoin rails and USDC, being the same singular mission of Pipit.  Finally, they explore what makes the Western African market so ripe for what Ollie Walsh and Pipit are working on with the Konect network, and how the incumbents’ fees on the $3bn in remittance that goes into Nigeria alone each year being of the magnitude to do far more impactful things in those economies.

    LINKS

    Connect with Ollie Walsh on Linkedin and learn more about Konect and Pipit

    Follow Konect on Twitter and LinkedIn

    Follow Pipit on Twitter and LinkedIn

    Episode title inspired by Connected for Life by Mack 10 ft. Ice Cube, WC and Butch Cassidy

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    • 29 min
    196: Forever | Nigel Verdon and Railsr

    196: Forever | Nigel Verdon and Railsr

    Nigel Verdon is the CEO and co-founder of Railsr (formerly Railsbank) and is a 3x fintech founder and ‘Finance 4 Good’ evangelist focused on building great ideas - first with Evolution (exited to BAE Systems), followed by Currency Cloud (exited to Visa), and now with Railsr.

    This episode of MoneyNeverSleeps is sponsored by SecuriCentrix. SecuriCentrix is a trusted cyber security company with offices in Dublin, Cape Town and London. SecuriCentrix provides expert advisory services, primarily in the finance and fintech industries, with tailored security solutions to fit your specific needs and regulatory challenges.

    In this episode, Nigel Verdon riffs with Pete Townsend and Eoin Fitzgerald on the foundational experiences that pushed him towards becoming a fintech founder before the word fintech even existed, the rebranding of Railsbank to Railsr, the impact of Railsr’s $46mn Series C funding round and spending it on the right things, fintechs as public utilities, Nigel’s view on the digital asset market and decentralized finance, and the difference between starting a startup and scaling a startup.

    LINKS:

    Follow Nigel Verdon on LinkedIn and learn more about Railsr

    Follow Railsr on Twitter

    Episode title inspired by Forever by Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem

    Amazon Bay (referenced by Nigel Verdon) - 2005 short video narrative written by Sean Park predicting the financial services landscape in the year 2015.

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    • 49 min
    195: All Eyez on Me | Web3 in Hollywood with Alex Amartei and Antara

    195: All Eyez on Me | Web3 in Hollywood with Alex Amartei and Antara

    Alex Amartei is an Irish entrepreneur originally from Shannon and is also an investor, film writer, and producer. He recently won the Hollywood Icon award and the Monaco Streaming Film Festival Award alongside James Cameron and Mark Wahlberg. Alex is the producer of Antara - the first major DeFi Hollywood movie in history financed by NFTs and the power of web3.

    This episode of MoneyNeverSleeps is sponsored by SecuriCentrix. SecuriCentrix is a trusted cyber security company with offices in Dublin, Cape Town and London. SecuriCentrix provides expert advisory services, primarily in the finance and fintech industries, with tailored security solutions to fit your specific needs and regulatory challenges.

    With a strong background in equities, real estate, corporate finance, and an extensive Hollywood network, Alex has built a brand around the democratization and decentralization of the movie business through web3, community, and blockchain.

    In addition to launching the Antara Movie NFT, Alex also carried out the NFT campaigns for Arabian Camels, David Bowie, and Queen, and is soon to launch the full physical DC Comic collection onto Blockchain.

    Alex has also been a governmental advisor on the future of industry as it convergences with web3, tokenization, DeFi, and blockchain.

    LINKS:

    Learn more about Antara the Movie and the Antara NFTs on the Arabian Camels website

    Follow Arabian Camels on Twitter

    Episode title inspired by All Eyez on Me by 2Pac

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    • 40 min
    194: MoneyTalks #55: FTX and Visa | Google Cloud Goes Crypto | Mumsnet and Community Fintech | Public Fintech Utilities | Meta’s Metaverse Mess

    194: MoneyTalks #55: FTX and Visa | Google Cloud Goes Crypto | Mumsnet and Community Fintech | Public Fintech Utilities | Meta’s Metaverse Mess

    This week, Eoin and Pete riff on crypto exchange FTX’s partnership with Visa enabling users to spend crypto anywhere Visa is accepted, Google Cloud enabling customers to pay in crypto in partnership with Coinbase, the state of ‘community fintech’ through the lens of Chetwood Financial’s deal with Mumsnet and their 8 million-strong community, NovaCredit’s big $10mn investment from HSBC as a rallying cry for public fintech utilities, the latest on Meta’s metaverse world, and how it’s backs-against-the-wall time for Goldman Sachs’ Marcus and Bank North.

    This episode of MoneyNeverSleeps is sponsored by SecuriCentrix. SecuriCentrix is a trusted cyber security company with offices in Dublin, Cape Town and London. SecuriCentrix provides expert advisory services, primarily in the finance and fintech industries, with tailored security solutions to fit your specific needs and regulatory challenges.

    STORIES COVERED

    Visa partners with FTX in a bet that shoppers still want to spend cryptocurrencies in a bear market (CNBC, 7-Oct-22)

    Google Partners With Coinbase to Accept Crypto Payments for Cloud Services (Coindesk, 11-Oct-22)

    Chetwood Financial partners with Mumsnet for family-focused financial service (Finextra, 30-Sep-22)

    The Fintech 250: The most promising fintech companies of 2022 (CB Insights, 4-Oct-22)

    HSBC Invests $10mn in Nova Credit (AltFi, 20-Sep-22)

    Under Pressure, Goldman CEO Ditches Dream of Consumer Domination (Bloomberg, 10-Oct-22)

    Meta announces legs (TechCrunch, 11-Oct-22 | Dave Cunningham on Twitter)

    LHV UK to buy SME lending business of Bank North

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    • 44 min

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