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Breaking Banks Fintech

Breaking Banks Fintech

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May 21st 2015:Bitcoin: Hope or hype?

Bitcoin seems to invite endless debate about the legitimacy of cryptocurrencies. With Wall Street entering the game of investing in or using bitcoin blockchain technologies, it has become necessary for mainstream banking to reckon with bitcoin and what it represents. This week, our guest host, Chris Skinner talks with Author Tim Swanson, Author Jeffrey Robinson, Todd McDonald, Joint Venture Partner and Head of NDF Business Development at State Street, and Daniel Marowitz, President of Europe at Earthport PLC about the legitimacy or lack of bitcoins and the possible uses of the blockchai

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Tim Swanson

When it comes to Bitcoin, Tim Swanson is known to many as the man who sees the glass half empty. Whether or not that’s true, it’s fair to say that Tim has critical opinions about Bitcoin and questions many of the assumptions held by those who wish to see it succeed. A researcher and educator, he is the author of several books including “Great Wall of Numbers: Business Opportunities and Challenges in China” and “Great Chain of Numbers: A Guide to Smart Contracts, Smart Property and Trustless Asset Management”. He also blogs about Bitcoin, economics and various other topics at OfNumbers.com. He currently serves as an advisor to Hyperledger and is Head of Business Development at Melotic.
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Jeffrey Robinson

Jeffrey Robinson is the bestselling author of 30 books, including The Laundrymen, his ground breaking work on money laundering, and most recently, "BitCon-The Naked Truth About Bitcoin." BitCon - The Naked Truth About Bitcoin: bitly.com/1u1cVBt Twitter: @writingfactory Website: http://www.jeffreyrobinson.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jeffreyrobinsonwriter
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Todd McDonald

Todd works on projects within the R3 Exchange and Ventures verticals, with a focus on emerging markets, emerging technology and the application of distributed systems such as the blockchain on financial markets. Todd spent 16 years at Standard Chartered Bank in foreign exchange trading and management, where he held the roles of Global Head of eFX Trading and Managing Director, Head of FX Americas. Todd was also a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Chief Dealer Working Group, an industry group comprised of head traders from leading international banks. Todd received a BA from Colgate University.
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Daniel Marovitz

Web entrepreneur and experienced banker, Daniel Marovitz joined Earthport in February 2015 as President of Europe. Prior to Earthport, Daniel was CEO of Faculty of 1000, a software and data publisher for the biomedical industry. In 2011, he founded start-up technology company buzzumi, offering a software platform for secure online enterprise collaboration and had previously spent eleven years at Deutsche Bank, most recently as Managing Director, Global Head of Product Management in the Global Transaction Banking division and earlier as Chief Operating Officer of the Investment Bank’s e-commerce division where he was responsible for all online business.
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