Ep. 141. The future will be tokenised

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Ep. 141. The future will be tokenised

Meaghan Johnson is joined by the 11:FS Pulse team's Benedict Shegog, as well as Fintech Insider favourites Liz Lumley, Sarah Kocianski and Charlie Wood.

What a show we have for you this week and it's a week of firsts - MJ's first time in the hot seat to host the show - on her own, no less - and our very own Benedict Shegog from the 11:FS Pulse team makes his Fintech Insider debut.

So what's coming up on the show? David Cameron's back in business! US payments business, that is. The guys discuss his credentials for the job and why he might be acting like a Kardashian.

Have we seen the end of the banking heyday? And why might ex-Barclays boss Antony Jenkins be saying so? We also hear about Russian bitcoin bros and Putin's views on cryptocurrencies, suggesting that Russia's central bank may be next in line to introduce regulation.

We also caught up with Adam Dodds from Freetrade.io, the challenger stock broker, who shared their exciting news about achieving full FCA authorisation, and told us about their journey on the road to disrupting the stock trading industry.

The team discuss Venezuela's reliance on cash and how it's stoking inflation. And how on earth will China give citizens a score based on their trustworthiness? Should they? Will they?

Also on today's show: Monzo fending off one takeover offer per month; Starling's latest app feature; Zopa building a new bank; Zazu crowdfunding a digital bank; and why it's finally been shown that Siri is a simpleton!

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Special Guests: Benedict Shegog, Charlie Wood, Liz Lumley, and Sarah Kocianski.