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UK crypto regulation (and MiCA)

 Is this crisis (really) like 2008?

Ayo Omojola, head of product for Carbon Health.

Product market fit

Circle’s Chief Strategy Officer Dante Disparte

Dante Disparte on Circle, stablecoins and Silicon Valley Bank’s lessons for policymakers

Grayscale CEO Michael  Sonnenshein and General Counsel Craig Salm

Grayscale’s oral argument

Stu Levi of Skadden Arps joins this week.

ChatGPT’s IP land mines

Historian Margaret O’Mara joins this week’s episode of Fintech Beat.

The past and future Silicon Valley

‘Howey’ gonna regulate crypto?

Steve McLaughlin, founder and CEO of FT Partners.

After the asteroid: What’s next for fintech in 2023?

The vanishing fintech IPO

Chee Kin Lam, head of legal and compliance at DBS.

Crypto after the crash: The view from Singapore

What’s the carbon footprint of your bank account?

Figure CEO Mike Cagney on (real world) blockchain applications

Karen Webster

Karen Webster, CEO of, joins the Beat

Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union Commissioner Mairead McGuinness talks to media in the Berlaymont, the EU Commission headquarter on February 2, 2022 in Brussels, Belgium.

Mairead McGuinness on Innovation, Crypto Regulation and Europe

Jo Ann Barefoot, CEO of the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, on March 6, 2020.

What fintechs and regulators have in common

Chris Brummer (left) talks with Dante Disparte, chief strategy officer and head of global policy at Circle.

Converging on DC Fintech Week

Stuart D. Levi, co-head of Skadden’s Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions Group

 Do NFTs require decentralized law?

Why the US housing regulator is looking into fintech

This episode of Fintech Beat delves into cryptocurrency security and ransomware.

Ransomware (and Crypto) 101

European Parliament Vice President Eva Kaili and the EU’s Peter Kerstens.

European Parliament Vice President Eva Kaili and EU’s Peter Kerstens on MICA

Richard Bookstaber on fintech, diversification and the volatility paradox

Blockchain technology is being used to aid financial inclusion in Africa.

Blockchains as ‘Last Mile’ Infrastructure in the Global South

Payments expert Sophia Goldberg

The ‘How’ of the global economy

Hyun Song Shin is economic adviser and head of research at the Bank for International Settlements.

BIS’s Hyun Song Shin on crypto, CBDCs, and designing money

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday in New York City. Stocks fell sharply in morning trading as investors react to the Federal Reserve’s largest rate hike since 1994.

Market swings, software-based investing — and community banking

Mary Ellen Iskenderian, CEO of Women’s World Banking

There’s Nothing Micro About a Billion Women: Mary Iskenderian on Microfinance

The Robinhood logo displayed on a smartphone screen in this illustration photo taken in Poland on January 31, 2021.

Robinhood on Volatility, Regulation, and the New Retail Investor

Sheila Warren is the CEO of the Crypto Council for Innovation (CCI).

Sheila Warren on Crypto Regulation, Deglobalization, and Contagious Policy

Carter Malloy is the founder and CEO of AcreTrader.

Fintech for Farmers?

John Hope Bryant is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of nonprofit Operation HOPE.

John Hope Bryant on entrepreneurialism and financial literacy

Allison Herren Lee is a commissioner with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SEC’s Allison Herren Lee on climate, private markets and accredited investors

Fintech Beat host Chris Brummer, left, talks with Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire about NFTs.

Disclosure NFTs, disclosure DAOs and more

Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., is seen during a house vote in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

Ro Khanna on dignity, big tech and crypto

FinLocker is a software firm that leverages big data and artificial intelligence to assist people looking for mortgages before they even to start to think about owning homes.

Navigating housing inflation, homeowners and data: A conversation with Finlocker’s Brian Vieaux

Calcie Cooper (L), Pierre Le Veaux II (R) attend Susan Fales-Hill's "One Flight Up" Book Launch Party Hosted by Isaac Mizrahi at Isaac Mizrahi Store on August 03, 2010 in New York City.

The MLK Day debrief: Equity crowdfunding at Seed at the Table

The Bitcoin logo is displayed on the side of a Bitcoin ATM in Los Angeles, California.

What’s the definition of emeritus? The Fintech Beat awards for 2021

The fintech job market for 2022

The seal of the FTC is seen on a podium at FTC headquarters in Washington in 2019.

Why the FTC matters for fintech

Dante Disparte, chief strategy officer and head of global policy at Circle.

What Circle Impact means for crypto’s inclusion conversation

An aerial view of Coco Point in the Eastern Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda.

D-Cash: How the Eastern Caribbean created one of the first CBDCs

The Fintech Weeks of 2021

Minority and community banks, known as MDI’s, provide essential funding for people for minority communities.

Minority banks and the technology stack

Mu Changchun, head of China's digital currency research institute, attends the China International Financial Annual Forum 2020.

China’s Mu Changchun on the digital yuan

Twitter is the de facto space where you can see the latest from some of the biggest names in crypto opine publicly about their investments, predictions, lawsuits, and more. 

Why does crypto love Twitter?

Minorities own more crypto as a percentage of their population than any other group.

Black and brown perspectives on crypto and inclusion

The issue of gig economics and the welfare of the gig worker has become a larger issue as more people rely on the platforms for employment and financial security.

Innovating the gig economy

The Digital Asset Market Structure and Investor Protection Act, introduced by Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., is one of the most ambitious efforts to address some of the legal ambiguities for digital assets.

The bill to bring crypto clarity?

After departing the CFTC, Brian Quintenz, right, joined a16z, the crypto wing of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.

Exit interview with Brian Quintenz

The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building on Constitution Avenue Northwest in Washington is pictured on Aug. 17.

Does the Fed innovate?