Tokyo FinTech Podcast

Tokyo FinTech Podcast

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Tokyo FinTech (https://tokyofintech.com/) looks to inform, inspire and innovate in the financial services sector in Japan. Our community of more than 3,100 individual members attends regular fintech, insurtech, regtech, payments, blockchain & crypto events. We also have an established Medium Publication (https://medium.com/tokyo-fintech) and a number of international community partnerships with like-minded FinTech associations around the globe. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tokyofintech/support


#14 - Nir Netzer, FinTech-Aviv
Feb 23 • 30 min
Nir Netzer is the Chairman of the Board for FinTech-Aviv, the Israeli FinTech Association, a highly valued Community Partner for Tokyo FinTech. With their Annual Summit just behind them, it was an excellent time to catch up with Nir and to discuss: -…
#12 - Meetup with the FSA (Japanese)
Feb 16 • 14 min
On January 16, the FinTech Association of Japan held a meetup with the Financial Services Agency (FSA), the financial regulator in Japan. The FSA updated on a variety of regulatory initiatives, including cryptocurrencies, ICOs and STOs. This presentation…
#13 - Yuki Kishi, Plug and Play Japan
Feb 16 • 32 min
Yuki Kishi has been the FinTech Director for Plug and Play Japan since its inaugural startup batch two years ago. Since the beginning of 2020, he is also responsible for Brand & Retail. Listen in on this episode to learn… - Yuki’s advice for startups…
#11 - Ryan Lackey, Tezos Foundation
Jan 20 • 33 min
Ryan Lackey, Chief Security Officer at the Tezos Foundation, came straight from a red eye flight from Bangkok to talk to us about his career, the role of the Tezos Foundation, governance in the crypto/blockchain world, and some of the largest projects…
#10 - Sopnendu Mohanty, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Oct 9, 2019 • 11 min
Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the financial services regulator, kindly gave us the opportunity for a brief interview during his recent visit to Tokyo. We talk about the FinTech innovation ecosystem in…
#9 - So Saito, So & Sato Innovative Lawyers
Jul 23, 2019 • 29 min
With So Saito, one of Japan’s most prominent FinTech lawyers supporting several high-profile blockchain & crypto companies, as well as other startups, we discussed ICO and STO regulation in Japan, stablecoins and Libra. There are significant changes…
#8 - Alex Topaloski, pulse iD
Jul 11, 2019 • 43 min
The cashless payment wars are on. Millions are being spent on rewards and loyalty programs, in Japan and in markets across Asia, by the competing payment platforms. pulse is an identity platform that provides seamless customer recognition, payment…
#7 - Jose Casanueva, Electronic IDentification
Jun 23, 2019 • 15 min
The accelerator program by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), the FinTech Business Camp Tokyo 2019, is open for applications until July 5 at the following link: www.senryaku.metro.tokyo.jp/bdc_tokyo/e…intech2019/ Jose Casanueva from Electronic…
#6 - Benjamin Tsai, Wave Financial
Jun 22, 2019 • 39 min
Benjamin Tsai is the President & Managing Partner of Wave Financial, a Los Angeles-based asset management firm focused on the cryptocurrency space, providing asset management products for high net worth and institutional investors. Ben shares his view on…
#5 - Thomas Glucksmann, Diginex
Jun 20, 2019 • 47 min
Thomas Glucksmann is the Head of Data Management Solutions at Diginex, a leading provider of enterprise blockchain solutions, where he is focused on product management for a suite of blockchain enhanced Data Integrity solutions for corporations,…
#4 - Makoto Takemiya, Soramitsu
Jun 7, 2019 • 62 min
Takemiya-san is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Soramitsu, the gem among Japanese blockchain companies. Founded in 2016, the company’s blockchain technology, Iroha, was accepted by the Hyperledger under the Linux Foundation’s governance by…
#3 - Harumi Urata-Thompson, HUT Consulting
Apr 10, 2019 • 37 min
Having started her career as the first woman on the Fixed Income Trading Desk at Morgan Stanley in Tokyo, Harumi has pursued a fascinating path across three continents, including roles in digital & innovation, fintech and space. We talk about the…
#2 - Travis Kling, Ikigai Asset Management
Apr 4, 2019 • 51 min
In our second episode of the Tokyo FinTech Podcast, we welcome Travis Kling, Founder & Chief Investment Officer of Ikigai Asset Management, who discusses his journey to becoming a crypto fund manager, why crypto will be the best performing asset class for…