​Welcome to PayPod, the weekly show that explores the fast-changing world of payments.

Each episode, you’ll hear an interview directly with a leader from the payments and fintech industries. We talk with fintech entrepreneurs, security experts, mobile developers, eCommerce pros, and more…

From credit card processing to bitcoin… from retail POS systems to cutting edge digital payments tech… merchant accounts and mobile checkout… we cover it all!
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​​​​Scott Hawksworth

PayPod Host

Hosted By: Scott Hawksworth

Scott Hawksworth is a tech entrepreneur based in Chicago, IL. After founding a number of businesses that required credit card payment processing solutions, he became interested in the larger payments industry and innovations in payment technology. An avid follower of the crypto payments revolution, Scott is particularly interested in the future of payments and finch in the digital age.

Through interviews with leading payments professionals and entrepreneurs, in each episode of PayPod, Scott explores a different aspect of the payments industry, expanding his knowledge and that of other entrepreneurs and executives who tune in.

New Show Episodes

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)[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Ep 26: How to Educate Yourself on Bitcoin with Jameson Lopp
Educating yourself on Bitcoin is crucial whether you want to just stay informed about a new financial revolution, or apply[...]
Ep 25: Blockchain and the Politics of Bitcoin with Chris DeRose of Bitcoin Uncensored
Understanding blockchain technology is key to truly grasping how Bitcoin works, as well as the other applications of blockchain in[...]
Ep 24: The Lightning Network with Bryan Aulds of the Unhashed Podcast
On this episode we're back to chatting about Bitcoin, but we’re going to focus in on something we’ve touched on[...]