Author: Jose Diaz

23 Mar
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Before I answer the question in the headline – What is blockchain? – let me back up and remind you why you’ve heard of blockchain. Bitcoin Bitcoin calls itself “an innovative payment network and new kind of money.” It can also call itself a media darling. Bitcoin has a way of getting into headlines on a regular basis. President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is a bitcoin proponent. Members of the U.S. Congress – from both […]

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It’s that time of year when people start reflecting on what happened in the last year and what is expected to happen in the new year. It’s no secret that blockchain was the single most impactful technology story of 2016. Why? Because it offers unique and revolutionary benefits over legacy systems and promises very much more for the future of trusted connected systems. Blockchain’s design inherently ensures transaction integrity but trust in the system as a whole also depends on […]

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I spent a few days in Las Vegas last month at Money 20/20 meeting with my payment security peers and technology partners.  As I noted in my last post, I look forward to this event every year and every year it exceeds my expectations. This is a dynamic space that is continuously evolving and while I noted that last year had several big announcements that shaped the digital payment landscape, this year’s news was a bit more subdued. I’m seeing […]

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From October 23-26, payment, financial, and financial technology executives and companies will convene at Money 20/20 to discuss the latest innovations in payments and commerce and how consumers and businesses are leveraging them for a better experience. I’m looking forward to this event for a couple reasons: First, it provides an opportunity for connecting with my payment security peers as well as current and new technology partners. It’s also an exciting time for those of us involved in this continuously […]