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Barefoot Innovation Podcast

Apr 27, 2022

My guest today is Michael Hsu, the Acting Comptroller of the Currency, and we are talking all things– and only things – crypto.

Our conversation covers a lot of other ground:  the lack of interoperability among today’s stablecoins; whether and how stablecoin issuers should have bank charters; problems with...


Dec 14, 2021

Dubbed “CryptoDad” for his celebrated call on the US Congress to respect a new  generation’s interest in cryptocurrency, the Honorable J. Christopher Giancarlo served as 13th Chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  

Considered one of “the most influential individuals in financial...


Jul 7, 2021

My guest today, Sheila M’Mbijjewe, is the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya and is helping lead the way to a new world of financial services and financial regulation.

In our conversation, she describes what it was like for the regulators who faced that cutting edge situation, new terrain that no one had...


Jun 23, 2021

In our talk, Sultan lays out the themes of the agency’s innovation work and says that the most urgent one is financial inclusion. He says the evolution of the banking system has lagged the evolution of the population, and talks about how it needs to be “engineered.” He also talks about using technology to build...


Jun 20, 2021

Amy has had a long career in public service with over 25 years of experience in shaping financial services policy and regulatory issues on Capitol Hill in both the House and the Senate, and at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. From February 2013 to November 2017, she was Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief...