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Investing, Wealth Management, and Fintech with Ron Carson of Carson Group

Welcome to another episode of PayPod! On this latest episode, we’re taking a high level look at the world of fintech from the investment and wealth management perspective. Technology has had a tremendously positive impact on so many areas of the financial world, and the best companies are continually innovating.

Our guest this week has much to share on this topic. Scott is joined by Ron Carson, who is the founder and CEO of Carson Group, which serves financial advisors and investors. He finished 2018 by signing $4.4 billion in net new assets, bringing the company’s total committed assets under management to $7.5 billion (now over $9 billion).

Listen in as Ron shares his thoughts on fintech, wealth management, and more!

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Stablecoins and Payments with Amiya Diwan, Bryan Guy, and Kory Hoang of Stably

We have covered cryptocurrencies, bitcoin, ethereum, and the blockchain extensively on this show… yet one of the biggest issues that many professionals in the world of payments and fintech continue to raise is that of volatility. Volatility makes cryptocurrency adoption in traditional financial and commerce spaces incredibly challenging.

Fortunately stablecoins offer potential solutions to this problem, and that’s what Scott explores with several guests this week. Scott is joined by three experts from a fintech startup called Stably. Amiya Diwan (Chief Product Officer), Bryan Guy (Chief Legal and Compliance Officer), and Kory Hoang (CEO) each had incredible insight to share on stablecoins and how their company is aiming to bring unite crypto and payments.

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Mobile App Security, UX, and Authentication with Sherif Samy of Entersekt

Digital security is crucial to so much in modern life, and the worlds of payments, fintech, and mobile technology are no exception. Whether you’re a consumer just using your phone to complete a purchase or sign into your bank, or a business developing apps and other digital solutions that will work with sensitive data… having the best approach to security and authentication is a must.

Fortunately there are great organizations out there fighting the good fight and pushing digital security and authentication forward with UX in mind – especially in the world of mobile. So we’re going to be covering that on today’s show with the help of our guest Sherif Samy, Senior Vice President, North America for Entersekt, an innovative pioneer in mobile security, transaction authentication and commerce enablement.

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Running Payroll Using Blockchain Technology with Ryan Fyfe of Workchain.io

Blockchain technology offers a variety of benefits for those in the world of payments and Fintech. We dive into this on this latest show with the help of an entrepreneur whose company is using the blockchain to revolutionize payroll.

Getting paid instantly for work done isn’t just some pipe dream, and our guest today is going to share exactly why. Scott is joined by Ryan Fyfe who is the Co-founder and CEO of Workchain.io which bills itself as “The Blockchain solution for the future of Payroll” Listen in to hear his great insight!

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Taking the Pain Out of Payments with Ed Kelley of Transcard

Let’s face it – the world of payments can sometimes be painful. Whether you’re a merchant, a consumer, or a payments professional, there are various “pain points” in how everything in the industry fits together. Fortunately, there are great businesses and individuals working tirelessly to innovate and smooth these pain points.

Scott is joined by Ed Kelley, VP of Business Development at Transcard, who shares his perspective on the world of payments, the challenges organizations and individuals face when trying to get paid quickly and efficiently, and so much more. Listen in to learn how to take the pain out of payments!

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Auditing Security and Trust on the Web with Jeff WIlbur of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA)

Whether you’re an individual making a purchase online, an eCommerce business with customers all over the world, or a payments/fintech organization handling sensitive data such as credit card information… online trust and security matters. On this episode, we cover this topic in depth with the help of a technology expert from The Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA).

Scott is joined by Jeff Wilbur, who is the Technical Director for OTA. He helps Scott explore online security and trust through the lens of the 10th OTA Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll, which is an evaluation OTA does yearly. In fact, this year, OTA even added payments services to the consumer section of the audit this year. Listen in to learn what industries are leading the pack with security, what the best practices are, and much more!

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Why Payments Matter with Bruce Parker and Ryan Lee of Modo

When it comes to business and technology… sometimes it’s helpful to take a step back and reflect on the big picture. On this episode of PayPod, we do just that and answer a simple question, “Why do payments matter?” In addition to this, we explore payments on a global scale, touching on the challenges (and benefits) of taking any business international.

Helping Scott to explore these topics are two professionals from a company called Modo or ModoPayments, which is a bank-grade, fintech-as-a-service platform based in Richardson, Texas. Bruce Parker, CEO and Founder of Modo, and Ryan Lee, Chief Product Officer, had excellent insight to share – so listen in!

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Tackling Credit Card Processing Fees with Allan Ratafia and Marc Howard of BizPayO

One of the biggest frustrations merchants have when it comes to payments is the cost of credit card processing fees. While these fees necessary and have allowed the payments and merchant services industries to flourish and innovate… helping merchants manage them and remain competitive is a crucial task. On this episode, Scott is joined by two guests who are working to tackle these very fees by giving merchants tools to reduce their impact.

Marc Howard and Allan Ratafia from BizPayO join Scott to discuss the unique payments solutions they’re working on each and every day. Listen in to hear how they view, and are addressing, the elephant in the room that is rising credit card processing fees.

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Using Solution Fitting to Meet Merchant Needs with Keith Sampson of North American Bancard

Welcome to another episode of PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast! On this episode, Scott is joined by payments industry expert Keith Sampson to discuss how to more effectively meet the unique needs of many different merchants. Keith believes the answer lies in “solution fitting” and has much to share regarding it’s potential positive impacts.

Keith Sampson is the Director of National Sales for North American Bancard, an award-winning payment solutions provider. For more than 20 years, Sampson has lead strategic business development initiatives while spearheading innovative and integrated solutions in the Merchant Services, Mobile and Electronic Payments ecosystems, as well as other business-to-business industries.

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