Faisal Khan, Mike Townsend and Brian Roemmele discuss the latest financial technology news, including Amazon Alexa, PayPal and MoneyGram.

In this week’s episode of Around The Coin, Brian Roemmele, Faisal Khan and I discuss Brian’s Multiplex application, Faisal’s travelling and my own changing of the direction of my company.

In addition, we talk about Amazon Alexa hitting 10,000 skills, yet it’s difficult to make an income from it. PayPal buys TIO Network – what does it mean for the unbanked? Alibaba’s Ant Financial scoops up MoneyGram – what will it do with it? And TransferWise now uses Messenger Bots to transfer money!

You can listen to more episodes of Around the Coin, and other fintech shows, on the BankNXT podcast page. Enjoy!

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About the author

Mike Townsend

Mike Townsend started his career working as a design engineer at Brookstone in Singapore, then as a mechanical engineer at ITT Corporation in Los Angeles, designing radar systems for military grade UAVs. He is the founder of ZingCheckout and Flowtab, and remains very active in the payment industry.

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