Money Never Sleeps

Money Never Sleeps

A weekly podcast that looks inside the minds of entrepreneurs and at the crossover of startups, enterprise, finance, technology and life as we know it. Co-hosts Pete Townsend and Eoin Fitzgerald.

Recent Episodes

Crypto Blockchain Fintech Ireland DeFi

199: Money Talks #57: FTX WTF | Musk Monetizing Twitter | UK Tech Nation Revolts | Big Tech vs. Irish Startups

Nov. 18, 2022

This week, Eoin and Pete take the inevitable plunge into what to make of the FTX mess and then resurface with some of the scenarios unfolding on what Elon Musk has in mind for the 250 million daily active users of Twitter.  …

Fintech Crypto Blockchain Accelerators NFTs Metaverse

198: MoneyTalks #56: Techstars Web3 | FTX Rant | Block’s Flywheel | Fintech+Crypto Apps HoF | Apple vs. NFTs & Reddit

Nov. 11, 2022

This week, Pete gives some insight into the new Techstars Web3 accelerator and goes on a quick rant on FTX before he and Eoin riff on Block’s flywheel and their ambitions with Cash App, then they go through a hall-of-fame li…

Payments Networks Crypto Blockchain DeFi Fintech Peop Africa

197: Connected for Life | Ollie Walsh, Pipit & Konect | Live from Web Summit

Nov. 4, 2022

Ollie Walsh is the co-founder and CEO of Pipit, who are bringing to market the new Konect network that is powering international cash transactions with DeFi and enabling migrants to support their families back home cheaper, …

Guest: Ollie Walsh
Fintech Mentoring Leadership DeFi Embedded Finance Founder

196: Forever | Nigel Verdon and Railsr

Oct. 28, 2022

Nigel Verdon is the CEO and co-founder of Railsr (formerly Railsbank) and is a 3x fintech founder and ‘Finance 4 Good’ evangelist focused on building great ideas - first with Evolution (exited to BAE Systems), followed by Cu…

Guest: Nigel Verdon
Blockchain NFTs Web3 DeFi Media Hollywood

195: All Eyez on Me | Web3 in Hollywood with Alex Amartei and Antara

Oct. 21, 2022

Alex Amartei is an Irish entrepreneur originally from Shannon and is also an investor, film writer, and producer. He recently won the Hollywood Icon award and the Monaco Streaming Film Festival Award alongside James Cameron …

Open Banking Neobanks Fintech Crypto Big Tech Blockchain Enterprise Web3 Metaverse

194: MoneyTalks #55: FTX and Visa | Google Cloud Goes Crypto | Mumsnet and Community Fintech | Public Fintech Utilities | Meta’s Metaverse Mess

Oct. 14, 2022

This week, Eoin and Pete riff on crypto exchange FTX’s partnership with Visa enabling users to spend crypto anywhere Visa is accepted, Google Cloud enabling customers to pay in crypto in partnership with Coinbase, the state …

Blockchain Leadership Crypto Enterprise

193: Express Yourself | Amor Sexton, Blockdaemon and Web3 infrastructure

Oct. 7, 2022

Amor Sexton is Head of International Operations for Blockdaemon, the leading independent blockchain node infrastructure to stake, scale, and deploy nodes with institutional-grade security and monitoring. Amor is an experienc…

Guest: Amor Sexton
Crypto Fintech Neobanks Metaverse

192: MoneyTalks #54 | Crypto Regs vs. Crypto Failures l Sam Bankman-Fried to the Rescue | Walmart in the Metaverse | Goldman Goes Mobile

Sept. 30, 2022

This week, Eoin and Pete riff on crypto asset service provider regulation through the lens of Revolut, the trifecta of crypto market failures in Voyager, Celsius and Terra, how Walmart’s metaverse play with Roblox feels like…

Crypto Venture Capital Blockchain Fintech NFTs Metaverse

191: MoneyTalks #53 | Ethereum Post-Merge l Revolut Pay Later Trial | a16z Funds Sequence and Sardine | Bored Yachts

Sept. 23, 2022

Eoin and Pete talk through the aftermath of the Ethereum Merge, some pandas and goofy songs, an early-morning Bankless livestream of the Merge, and critically, a 99% more energy-efficient blockchain. We also look at the new …

Blockchain Founder Distributed Ledger Technology Crowdfunding ESG

190: Sky’s the Limit: Owen O’Driscoll and PlanDail

Sept. 16, 2022

Founder and CEO of PlanDail, Owen O’Driscoll, riffs with Pete Townsend on PlanDail’s mission to build Europe’s premier cross-border, seamless, regulated crowdfunding platform, powered by carbon-neutral Algorand technology. P…

Crypto Blockchain Payments Startups Fundraising Fintech Metaverse

189: Money Talks #52: Metaverse Infrastructure | ETH Merge | Wayflyer Flying | Alloy’s Big Round | Bradley Tusk & DAOs

Sept. 9, 2022

Eoin and Pete dive into the shortcomings of Metaverse graphics through the lens of Metaverse deep-thinker Matthew Ball and his new book on the Metaverse, what’s up with the Ethereum Merge, the big fundraisings of Irish unico…

Blockchain Fintech Crypto Big Tech Neobanks

188: Money Talks #51 | Revolut on Tour | Starling Flies | Vitalik on the Metaverse | Crypto Regulation & Talent | Umba’s Big Deal

Aug. 5, 2022

This week, Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend riff on Pete’s trip to the US last month with the sheer ridiculousness of the 8 different combinations of point-of-sale authorizations he experienced with a single Revolut card, S…

Fintech Crypto Blockchain Open Banking Accelerators Web3

187: Money Talks #50 | Techstars Demo Day Recap | Building the Bear | EU’s MiCA | Web3 as Embedded Finance

July 8, 2022

This week, Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend recap Techstars’ first-ever demo day in Dublin as part of the Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator, look at crypto winter with FTX, BlockFi and Voyager, Klarna’s down round, Revo…

Blockchain Crypto Investing Accelerators Web3 DeFi

186: Money Maker | Eczodex | Bridging TradFi to DeFi | Michael Quartey and Lukas Bruell

June 17, 2022

Michael Quartey and Lukas Bruell, founder and co-founder of Eczodex, join the show this week to riff on how Eczodex are enabling investors to unlock more returns with traditional investments through DeFi (decentralized finan…

Blockchain Finance Accelerators Crypto

185: Diamonds Dancing | Your Diamonds | Tim Goodman

June 10, 2022

Tim Goodman is the founder and CEO of Your Diamonds, an ecosystem enabling the diamond industry to solve old-world problems through digital technologies and Web3.

Guest: Tim Goodman
Blockchain Crypto Accelerators NFTs

184: In da Club | Staxe | Luis Martinez and Martin Liebrich

June 3, 2022

Luis Martinez and Martin Liebrich are the co-founders of Staxe. Staxe is enabling music and creative production economies on web3 so that anyone can become an owner of music and creative productions, support their favorite a…

Blockchain Accelerators Crypto NFTs Gaming

183: Award Tour | MegaFans | Jeff Donnelley and Colin Bracey

May 27, 2022

Jeff Donnelley and Colin Bracey are the co-founders of MegaFans, a mobile esports platform and community bridging web2 to web3 in a play-to-earn environment for gamers, collectors and developers.

Blockchain Crypto Arbitrage Web3 DeFi

182: Hate It Or Love It | LiveDuel | Will Martin & Laura Brkic

May 20, 2022

On the show this week, we’ve got Will Martin and Laura Brkić from LiveDuel, a DeFi-powered digital sports market with live fan engagement. LiveDuel supports decentralized sports betting built on blockchain to give you a fair…

Blockchain Crypto Investing Web3 DeFi

181: Friends | Securo Finance and DeFi with Victor Lee and Alvin Foo

May 13, 2022

On the show this week, we’ve got Victor and Lee and Alvin Foo, co-founders of Securo Finance (formerly DAOventures) who are building a compliant, secure and easy to use DeFi (decentralized finance) investment platform for re…

Guests: Victor Lee , Alvin Foo
People Blockchain Networks Web3 Education

180: Reunited | Crowdclass with Filipe Pereira and Mario Frade

May 6, 2022

On the show this week we have Filipe Pereira and Mario Frade from Crowdclass, a web3 protocol for online education using the power of blockchain, tokenization, composability and the metaverse to create new monetization model…

Crypto Blockchain Accelerators NFTs

179: Drop It Like It's Hot | BigFan | Eugene O’Brien and Kurt Pittman

April 29, 2022

Eugene O’Brien and Kurt Pittman from Ireland-based BigFan join Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend on the show this week. BigFan is reinventing sports collectibles through officially licensed NFTs that provide access to Metave…

Accelerators People Blockchain Networks

178: Get it Together | Carla Rosenkranz and Barterchain

April 15, 2022

Carla Rosenkranz, founder of Barterchain, riffs with Pete Townsend about how the Barterchain idea is rooted in her own experience of exchanging English lessons for yoga classes, the core of her conviction to start building B…

Blockchain Crypto Entrepreneurship Startups Founder Accelerators

177: What’s the Scenario? | Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator Class of 2022

April 8, 2022

What a week! Techstars kicked off the Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator this week in Dublin and they’re already moving at a breakneck pace. With that, we’re taking the opportunity to introduce our MoneyNeverSleeps commun…

Crypto Enterprise Fintech Big Tech Open Banking NFTs

176: Money Talks #49 | Ramp Goes Up | JPM Go West | Going Ape with Yuga Labs

March 25, 2022

This week, Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend return from a 2-week hiatus and look at what’s driving Ramp forward so quickly with their $8bn valuation, the JP Morgan deal for western Ireland-based fintech Global Shares, and t…

About the Hosts

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Pete Townsend

Co-Host

Web3 & fintech investor, founder of Norio Ventures, mentor, non-executive director, podcaster and bad guitar player🎸

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Eoin Fitzgerald

Co-Host

Fintech investor, podcaster, wannabe VC