Communities of Innovation Podcast

Communities of
Innovation Podcast

Hosted by Charles Potts, ICBA's Chief Innovation Officer

Inspired by countless conversations with community bankers, ICBA’s Communities of Innovation podcast invites community bankers to share their stories, their experiences, and how innovation has shaped their journey. Join us for conversations on emerging technology, fintech, and the evershifting landscape of the community banking industry.

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Episode 2

Community Banking and Cryptocurrency – A Conversation with Quontic Bank’s Steve Schnall and ICBA’s Brian Laverdure

Host Charles Potts, Chief Innovation Officer of the Independent Community Bankers of America, talks with Steve Schnall, CEO of Quontic Bank about how the bank launched a cryptocurrency rewards program to generate customer interest. Brian Laverdure, Vice President, Payments and Technology Policy for ICBA offers insight on the changing crypto regulatory environment.

Episode 1

Banking as a Service: How “Baby Stepping” Got Coastal Community Bank to BaaS

Host Charles Potts, ICBA’s chief innovation officer, talks with Coastal Community Bank CEO Eric Sprink about his life as both a technologist and a community banker. Plus, they cover how bankers—not technology folks—helped advance a new Banking as a Service model. Eric and Charles discuss community bank milestones for partnering with fintechs and potential BaaS implementation. If you’re thinking growth and redefining the future of your bank, you’ve got to listen to this episode.

Want to Learn More About Crypto or BaaS?

As mentioned on Communities of Innovation, check out the Banking as a Service Demystified Webinar Series or Cryptocurrency Demystified Webinar Series

These multi-part webinar series provide both a primer and community bank use cases and examples designed to help you shape your bank's tech strategy.

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