Category Archives for "Podcast"

Ep 35: Exploring Credit Card Rewards with Peter Foti of Pursuing Points

We’ve spent so much time on this show talking about payments and the credit card industry from the perspective of merchants, but never really looked at the other side of it… from the consumer angle. It’s important to consider the merchant’s customers who are actually pulling out the plastic to make their purchases.

That’s why on this episode, we’re focusing on credit card rewards points with a true expert. Scott is joined by Peter Foti, founder and host of PursuingPoints, a podcast and site that’s all about helping credit card holders maximize their rewards.

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Ep 34: The Most Popular Non-Bitcoin Cryptocurrencies with Michael Laake of CryptoBasic

We’re back with another episode of PayPod! We’ve spent a lot of time talking about Bitcoin in recent episodes, and covered how it can achieve mainstream adoption and impact the world of payments. While that’s all great, there are a tremendous amount of cryptocurrencies outside of Bitcoin, and in this episode we cover some of the most popular ones.

Helping Scott explore this is Michael Laake of the Crypto Basic Podcast. Michael was introduced to the world of cryptocurrencies through the world of professional Poker. From there, he began learning all he could and has much to share

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Ep 33: Why Cryptocurrencies with Drew Taylor and Brent Bates of the Wild West Crypto Show

Why Cryptocurrencies? It’s a huge question in the world of payments and fintech, because many people wonder why they’re even necessary or if mainstream adoption is a good thing. On this episode of PayPod: The Payments Podcast we dive headlong into a discussion all about it.

Joining Scott to explore this is Brent Bates and Drew Taylor of The Wild West Crypto Show. Drew Taylor is the founder and CEO of Wild West Crypto, and an inventor, innovator, and a visionary who holds 7 utility patents 6 Radio Shows, 2 Television shows, written 2 books. Brent Bates, is a co-host of the Wild West Crypto Show and a true business professional with decades of experience in professional fields, which have ultimately led him to the world of crypto.

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Ep 32: Business, eCommerce, and Cryptocurrency with Gary Leland of The 4 Minute Crypto Show

On this episode, we’re covering big umbrella topics that relate quite well… and that’s entrepreneurship, business, and cryptocurrencies. The business side of cryptocurrencies is fascinating because, like more traditional payments businesses, it’s so impacted by technology and innovation.

Joining Scott to explore all this is Gary Leland, who is the co-founder of Crypto Cousins, and host of 4 Minute Crypto, which aim to educate listeners and followers all about cryptocurrencies. Gary is also a tremendously experienced businessman and entrepreneur. Gary started his first brick and mortar store in 1981, His first e-commerce site in 1996, and his first podcast in 2004. If you’re based in Texas (like Soar Payments is), and specifically Arlington, you may have heard of a of one of his most successful businesses… Leland’s Wallpaper, the largest wallpaper store in Texas.

Listen in for his great insight!

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Ep 31: Cryptocurrency Investing and More with Marcello Milteer of The Bitcoin Podcast

When it comes to cryptocurrency, there’s a lot to be said about the payments applications of it. But issues like volatility, price drops, and more present challenges. In this wide ranging episode, we touch on investing in cryptos, blockchain technology usage in business, as well as something called stablecoins which offer up some interesting solutions to volatility problems in cryptos.

Helping Scott explore this is Marcello Milteer, who is the Co-founder and Host of The Bitcoin Podcast. Marcello has worked directly with major global advertising agencies, such as Dell, IBM, and is now an influential Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investor, Advisor, and Evangelist. He has appeared in Huffington Post, RT Media, and Crunchbase for his work in marketing, cryptocurrencies, and entrepreneurship.

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Ep 30: Bitcoin’s Path to Mainstream Payments with Daniel Brown of You Me and BTC

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about what bitcoin is, how it works, and what it might mean for the future of payments and currencies in general. But one thing we’ve neglected to discuss thus far is how traditional businesses in the payments world, and individuals championing bitcoin are working to drive mainstream adoption.

Scott is joined this week by Daniel Brown of You Me and BTC. Daniel helps run the site and hosts the associated podcast all about bitcoin and liberty. His shows and articles cover all kinds of topics under the umbrella of bitcoin, so he’s an excellent expert to have on the show.

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Ep 29: Authenticating Digital Transactions with Kevin Crockett of CardinalCommerce

This week, we’re diving headlong into a topic which is important to many payments professionals and merchants (specifically eCommerce merchants) alike… digital transaction authentication. Understanding how transactions are secured, and the modern tools available to combat fraud, while lowering false declines is key.

Scott is joined by Kevin Crockett, Senior Director of Global Client Services at CardinalCommerce. CardinalCommerce is a global leader in authenticating digital transactions and operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Visa.

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Ep 28: Payments Industry News with Kate Gillespie and Patti Murphy of The Green Sheet

There’s so much to keep up with when it comes to the payments and merchant services industry. The intersection of finance, business, and technology means that there are always new innovations happening. So how can anyone keep track of the constantly evolving payments landscape?

Enter our guests this week… Kate Gillespie and Patti Murphy of The Green Sheet. Kate Gillespie is the President and CEO, while Patti Murphy is the Senior Editor. Together (along with their team), they work to report and comment on the latest updates in the payments and merchant services world. Listen in as they discuss the latest developments in payments with Scott!

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Ep 27: The History of Bitcoin with Brady Swenson of Citizen Bitcoin

Whether you’re in the payments industry, or just trying to keep up with the latest in financial technology, the history of financial innovations is fascinating to explore. That’s exactly what this episode of PayPod is all about, as we explore the history of Bitcoin.

Scott is joined by Brady Swenson, who is Director of Technology at Rewire.News and also the co-host of Citizen Bitcoin, a podcast all about the latest happenings in the world of bitcoin. Listen in as Brady provides a deep look at where Bitcoin started, and some insight on where it’s all headed.

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