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The FinReg Pod

Jan 21, 2021

Liam Vaughan discusses the incredible story of how the price of oil went to negative $38 per barrel on April 20th, 2020 and the tight knit crew of suburban London traders who made a king’s ransom when it did. Liam is a senior reporter with Bloomberg and Businessweek magazine in London. His December 10th article in...


Jan 11, 2021

2020 was a critical year in the continued expansion of the cryptocurrency market and not just because the year ended with Bitcoin’s price at an all-time high of close to $30,000. In this episode, Tim Swanson breaks down major developments in the cryptocurrency market over the past year; from the rise of stablecoins...


Jan 3, 2021

Terri Friedline is an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and author of the recently released book: Banking on a Revolution: Why Financial Technology Won’t Save a Broken System. The book examines how the existing financial system discriminates against the poor and people of color,...


Dec 15, 2020

Congress passed the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) in 1977 to encourage depository institutions to meet the credit needs of lower income neighborhoods. The last major changes to the regulations implementing CRA came in 1995, which has led to no shortage of calls to modernize CRA for our digital era. In this episode,...


Dec 7, 2020

Jesse Hamilton McCoy II is the James Scott Farrin Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law and supervising attorney for the Duke Law Civil Justice Clinic. Jesse also runs the Durham County eviction diversion program in partnership with Legal Aid of North Carolina and the Durham County Department of Social Services. In this episode,...