How Credit Unions Cut an Innovation Path: NCUA Chair Todd Harper
Barefoot Innovation Podcast
by Jo Ann Barefoot
1w ago
Todd Harper is the first head of the National Credit Union Administration appointed after serving in the agency’s own ranks. His conversation with Jo Ann touches on the NCUA’s new innovation office, and the technology pressures and opportunities facing credit unions ..read more
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Simon Taylor on How Crypto and DeFi Move Forward
Barefoot Innovation Podcast
by Jo Ann Barefoot
2w ago
The first 2023 episode is Jo Ann’s discussion with Simon Taylor, Head of Strategy at the anti-fraud tech firm Sardine. He weighs in on crypto’s “massive fraud problem,” and the pros and cons of building trust through decentralization and code ..read more
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FCA CEO Nikhil Rathi on How Regulators Can Be ‘Data-Driven’
Barefoot Innovation Podcast
by Jo Ann Barefoot
1M ago
Rathi heads the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, which has raced ahead of other agencies in recognizing the importance of digital transformation. He sits down with Jo Ann for a wide-ranging discussion on the FCA’s sandbox initiative, why the ‘G’ (for Governance) in ESG matters, and how the agency aspires to be a “data-driven regulator ..read more
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The Bold Vision of Singapore Central Bank Chief Ravi Menon
Barefoot Innovation Podcast
by Jo Ann Barefoot
1M ago
Ravi Menon, the managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, has charted a bold course on regulatory innovation, inventing new models that are being emulated throughout the world ..read more
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Talking Web3 with Jai Ramaswamy of A16z
Barefoot Innovation Podcast
by Jo Ann Barefoot
2M ago
Ramaswamy, the Chief Legal Officer of Andreessen Horowitz, speaks to Jo Ann about the World Wide Web’s evolution and how version 3.0 aims to improve on earlier shortcomings through blockchain technology, tokenization and smart contracts ..read more
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Innovator Spotlight: Zero Hash’s Ed Guerra on Making Compliance Cool
Barefoot Innovation Podcast
by Jo Ann Barefoot
3M ago
Guerra leads compliance work at the five-year-old B2B platform enabling financial firms to offer crypto services. He says tech innovation challenges the assumption that compliance efforts are not aligned with business goals ..read more
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The Future of Compliance: RegTech Association CEO Deborah Young
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by Jo Ann Barefoot
3M ago
Young speaks to Jo Ann about the alliance that she leads and how its innovative members are building the bridge from traditional compliance to digitized solutions ..read more
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Innovator Spotlight: Upgrade CEO Renaud Laplanche
Barefoot Innovation Podcast
by Jo Ann Barefoot
4M ago
Renaud Laplanche, the CEO and co-founder of Upgrade, explains how the company aims to create a healthier credit card by converting debt into an installment loan with zero fees.  ..read more
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‘Bold and Boring’ Innovation: Fed Chief Innovation Officer Sunayna Tuteja
Barefoot Innovation Podcast
by Jo Ann Barefoot
4M ago
The first appointee to lead the Federal Reserve’s innovation office is focused on modernizing the technology of the central bank itself. Her goal is to bring the agency into the 21st century, and to keep it up-to-date as change accelerates ..read more
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IIF’s Jessica Renier on Crypto Winter, CBDCs and Regulatory Overhauls
Barefoot Innovation Podcast
by Jo Ann Barefoot
4M ago
Renier, a veteran of both the Treasury and the Fed and now managing director of digital finance at the Institute of International Finance, speaks with Jo Ann about the recent correction in the crypto markets and the need for regulators to hone new digital tools to get ahead of the curve ..read more
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