Oct. 14, 2022

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

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

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 of ‘community fintech’ through the lens of Chetwood Financial’s deal with Mumsnet and their 8 million-strong community, NovaCredit’s big $10mn investment from HSBC as a rallying cry for public fintech utilities, the latest on Meta’s metaverse world, and how it’s backs-against-the-wall time for Goldman Sachs’ Marcus and Bank North.


This episode of MoneyNeverSleeps is sponsored by SecuriCentrix. SecuriCentrix is a trusted cyber security company with offices in Dublin, Cape Town and London. SecuriCentrix provides expert advisory services, primarily in the finance and fintech industries, with tailored security solutions to fit your specific needs and regulatory challenges.

STORIES COVERED

Visa partners with FTX in a bet that shoppers still want to spend cryptocurrencies in a bear market (CNBC, 7-Oct-22)

Google Partners With Coinbase to Accept Crypto Payments for Cloud Services (Coindesk, 11-Oct-22)

Chetwood Financial partners with Mumsnet for family-focused financial service (Finextra, 30-Sep-22)

The Fintech 250: The most promising fintech companies of 2022 (CB Insights, 4-Oct-22)

HSBC Invests $10mn in Nova Credit (AltFi, 20-Sep-22)

Under Pressure, Goldman CEO Ditches Dream of Consumer Domination (Bloomberg, 10-Oct-22)

Meta announces legs (TechCrunch, 11-Oct-22 | Dave Cunningham on Twitter)

LHV UK to buy SME lending business of Bank North

BOOKS MENTIONED:

Importance of Being Interested, Robin Ince

Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character, Richard Feynman

The Network State: How To Start a New Country, Balaji Srinivasan

Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card

Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order, Ray Dalio

Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age, Paul Graham

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Pete Townsend

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Husband, father, son, brother, founder of Norio Ventures, advisor, non-executive director, podcaster and self-proclaimed rockstar of financial services.

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Eoin Fitzgerald

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Fintech investor, writer, podcaster, father of 5, wannabe VC, black sheep