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Breaking Banks Fintech

Breaking Banks Fintech

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March 03rd 2016:Blockchain is essential to the FinTech revolution

Bitcoin has often been dismissed as the currency of criminals and frauds, but those in the FinTech space have thought differently for a long time. Even when they didn't defend bitcoin explicitly, the interest in blockchain has only grown. And bitcoin is performing better against the US dollar than any other currency. This week, Brett explores the growth of bitcoin and blockchain, further investigating the possibilities. Michael J. Casey from the MIT Media Lab (and our blockchain correspondent ;)), Chris Skinner of FSCL, who is starting a VC fund for blockchain startups, Brock Pierce an

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Chris Skinner

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through the Finanser (www.thefinanser.com) and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club, which he founded in 2004. The Financial Services Club is a network for financial professionals, and focuses on the future of financial services through the delivery of research, analysis, commentary and debate and has regular meetings in London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Vienna. He is the author of ten books covering everything from European regulations in banking through the credit crisis to the future of banking. He is also Chief Executive of Balatro Ltd, a research company, and a co-founder of th
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Brock Pierce

Brock Pierce is a venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for digital currency. He is a founder and Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital and Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation. Blockchain Capital has invested in more than 30 blockchain enabling technology companies. Pierce is also a founder, advisor, or board member of GoCoin, Tether, ZenBox, Blade Financial, Expresscoin, Noble Markets, BitGo, ChangeTip, BlockStreet, Coin Congress, and Plug and Play. He is a sought-after commentator on the Bitcoin economy and was elected to the Bitcoin Foundation Board in 2014. Pierce is a BitAngels city leader and runs a top AngelList Syndicate. As an entrepreneur
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Bart Stephens

Bart Stephens is a Founder and Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital, the General Partner of Crypto Currency Partners funds.Bart Stephens has also been a Managing Partner of Stephens Investment Management, LLC (SIM). Stephens Investment Management is a family owned and operated hedge fund and venture capital firm. Bart and his brother and Co-Founder Brad invented the term and pioneered "Nanocap" investing - venture capital style investing in the public markets focused on sub micro-cap equities. Bart has a background as both an operating entrepreneur and a venture capitalist. Prior to co-founding SIM, Bart was Executive Vice President, Venture Capital for Ivanhoe Capital Corporation (ICC
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Michael Casey

Michael Casey is a writer and researcher in the fields of economics, finance and digital-currency technology. In September, he was named as Senior Advisor for Blockchain Opportunities at the MIT Media Lab’s new Digital Currency Initiative. He spent the previous 23 years as a journalist, the last 18 of which were spent at The Wall Street Journal, where was a senior columnist covering global economics and markets. Along with WSJ colleague Paul Vigna, Michael is the co-author of The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order. Michael is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and has a Master’s Degree from Cornell University.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2193/breaking-banks-fintech 19/10/2017 12:00 19/10/2017 01:00 Breaking Banks Fintech https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2193/breaking-banks-fintech Bitcoin has often been dismissed as the currency of criminals and frauds, but those in the FinTech space have thought differently for a long time. Even when they didn't defend bitcoin explicitly, the interest in blockchain has only grown. And bitcoin is performing better against the US dollar than any other currency. This week, Brett explores the growth of bitcoin and blockchain, further investigating the possibilities. Michael J. Casey from the MIT Media Lab (and our blockchain correspondent ;)), Chris Skinner of FSCL, who is starting a VC fund for blockchain startups, Brock Pierce and Bart Stephens, Managing Partners of Blockchain Capital. Jim Marous of The Financial Brand will also join the discussion. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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