Chris Brummer

Can - and should - an algorithm be ethical when it comes to financial technology?
Fintech Beat, Ep. 35

Algorithms have evolved into to powerful engines of financial technology. But they don’t always live up to the hype, as algorithmic models fail to take account of basic societal concerns like fairness, privacy and bias. Fintech Beat sits down with Michael Kearns to find out what can be done to make algorithms “ethical.”

Fintech Beat sits down with the former chief of the Federal Reserve’s open banking unit
Fintech Beat, Ep. 34

Open banking’s benefits involve using customer consent to develop new financial products to revolutionize financial services. But critics claim open banking can at times bypass customer consent by using digital avatars and other online tools to infiltrate and collect customer data. Fintech Beat sits down with the former chief of the Federal Reserve’s open banking unit to get answers.

The Year in Fintech
Fintech Beat podcast, Ep. 33

Fintech Beat sits down for a one-on-one with Maxine Waters
Fintech Beat podcast, Ep. 31

The transfer agent: A deep-dive into how blockchain technology can help capital markets
Fintech Beat, Ep. 31

Fintech Beat speaks with innovator Jeffrey Bandman who served as the architect of LabCFTC. We take a deep dive to explore blockchain technology and how it can be applied to capital markets, and the infrastructure supporting digital securities. ...
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