Chris Brummer

Fintech Beat explains how open banking is poised to revolutionize financial services
Open Banking 101, Ep. 28

Open banking is set to shake up financial experiences for customers across the globe, enabling customers to allow third parties to access financial information needed to develop new apps and services. Fintech Beat sits down with the head of policy at Plaid, a unicorn fintech sitting in the middle of the revolution, to discuss the process of information sharing and how regulation shapes it.

Brad Garlinghouse speaks to Fintech Beat about all things crypto
Fintech Beat, Ep. 25

 

Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, sits down with Fintech Beat's Chris Brummer about the state of his company, XRP, Facebook's Libra, Cryptocurrency, and the vast universe of the regulatory unknown.

Blockchain technology may help streamline the flow of $550 billion dollars this year
Fintech Beat, Ep. 24

Remittances are poised to grow to $550 billion this year, making them the single biggest source of external funding for recipient economies, according to the World Economic Forum. More money is pumped into developing countries this way than by direct investment. But it's often costly and inefficient. Fintech, specifically blockchain technology, may be able to help.

Fintech Beat explores how Uber is much more than a ride sharing company
Uber meets Fintech, Ep. 23

What is Uber? It's not just a ride share company and definitely more than a technology company. Increasingly, it's a fintech company, too. We speak to the CEO of Uber Payments LLC and Uber's associate counsel to explore the company's identity. 

Fintech Beat examines Block.one's settlement with the SEC
Fintech Beat, Ep. 22

Uncertainty is the bane of the crypto industry, with limited predictability about the scope of securities laws. That's because there is little agreement on when a cryptocurrency is considered a security. Block.one found out the hard way. Fintech Beat explores what the company's settlement with the SEC means.

Fintech Beat sits down with the one of the IRS's top crypto cops
Fintech Beat, Ep. 20

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Fintech Beat explores the ABC's of fintech investing
Fintech Beat, Ep. 19

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The Comptroller of the Currency
Fintech Beat, Episode 17

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IMF embraces new central bank digital currencies
Fintech Beat, Episode 15

With China’s announcement that its central bank is close to launching a digital version of its currency, Fintech Beat sits down with IMF officials for a behind-the-scenes peek at what goes into a country’s strategy. We will also reveal which country was first. It may not be who you think. ...
Digging further into Libra's origin story
Fintech Beat podcast, Ep. 13

How the Bank of England is keeping pace with the surge in fintech
Fintech Beat podcast, Episode 12

Traditional financial institutions have been scrambling to keep up with the pace of financial innovation in recent years and the Bank of England is no exception. In this episode, Fintech Beat jumps across the pond to check out the link between Brexit and
Facebook’s cryptocurrency hearing, explained
Fintech Beat podcast, Episode 11

No issue has generated more concern about Facebook’s Libra than the potential for it to be abused as a tool to finance terrorism or launder money.

In this episode, Fintech Beat talks with data and analytics firm Chainalysis about international regulatory efforts, so-called clustering and blockchain forensics.

Fintech industry leaders tackle the great decentralization debate
Fintech Beat podcast, Episode 10

A core challenge when it comes to fintech is the so-called blurred lines — when the definition of a word invokes different answers. The biggest blurring of all happens with the concept of decentralization — what it means, what it looks like, and why regulators care.

Could the cryptocurrency winter be over?
Fintech Beat podcast, Episode 8

Bitcoin had a wild week with its value hitting over $11,000. This begs the question: Is the crypto winter finally thawing out?

Host Chris Brummer sits down to explore with Sunayna Tuteja, head of strategic partnerships and emerging technologies at TD Ameritrade and Matthew Trudeau, chief strategy officer at ErisX, to discuss what a crypto spring means.