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The Rise of Bitcoin & Virtual Currencies: Impact, Bottom Line Webinar (Archive only)
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When: Archive only
2:00 PM
Where: In Your Credit Union
Contact: Kristina Kirchmer

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Archived webinar available Monday, July 14, 2014

Bitcoin promises faster, cheaper, safer payments, but can it deliver?  Why does Bitcoin and its ecosystem continue to grow despite regular headlines about its volatility and the shady characters who use it as a medium of exchange?  Why do Bitcoin enterprises continue to command growing amounts of venture capital?  Can or should your financial institution engage directly?  If not, do cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin present indirect risks and exposure to your financial institution?  Join us for a primer on the opportunities, challenges, and risks of Bitcoin and virtual currencies.  Learn how to anticipate, identify, and mitigate exposure to the volatility and uncertainties that surround them.


  • What is a virtual/digital currency and who uses it?
  • What is the difference between virtual/digital currency and electronic cash?
  • How is virtual/digital currency being used today?
  • What do regulators say about Bitcoin?
  • What is the bottom line on Bitcoin, and why should my financial institution care?
  • How can Bitcoin affect my institution and what should we do to minimize exposure?
    • Employee training log
    • Quiz you can administer to measure staff learning and a separate answer key

Attendance verification for CE credits provided upon request.

This timely and forward-looking briefing is designed for officers and staff responsible for compliance, risk mitigation, and payment operations at your financial institution.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER – Lee Wetherington, AAP, ProfitStars®
Lee Wetherington is Director of Strategic Insight for ProfitStars®, a division of Jack Henry & Associates®.  He directs the development of actionable insight and strategy for the financial services industry.  To this end, he creates programs, presentations, and articles designed to orient and educate financial executives on the trends and implications of new technologies.  Lee has delivered over 300 keynotes nationwide focusing upon opportunities and challenges in payments and the online/mobile/social channels, and is widely renowned for his unique style and dynamic delivery.  His articles and commentary have been widely published across the financial services industry.

Lee received bachelor degrees in Economics and English from Duke University in 1990, and, in 1993, he completed graduate studies at Emory University. In 1995, he earned the distinguished Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) certification from the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA).


Educational Investment:

Asset Size Archive Only
Over $75 million


$25 - $75 million


Under $25 million


Education Scholarship

Scholarships are available for all KCUA education events. Scholarships pay 100% of registration fee for credit unions under $25M, 50% for credit unions between $25-$75M and 25% for credit unions over $75M.



Upon registration, you will receive an email confirmation that you can print for your records.