Credit Unions and Cryptocurrency: A Primer

This piece is based off of John Best’s talk at the CU 2.0 Brainstorm Event in July 2021. It is not intended to be comprehensive—rather, it will provide a cursory introduction to cryptocurrency.

Cryptocurrency is a decentralized digital currency based on distributed ledger technology. It is secured through advanced cryptography, making it extremely secure and nearly impossible to counterfeit.

Cryptocurrency has already caught the attention of the NCUA and other credit union bodies. CU 2.0 and others are working with the NCUA to explore topics and questions such as:

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Everything* You Need to Know About Finn AI (*Almost)

If you wanted to know about plan prices, integrations, or time to deployment, then Finn AI is the only source for that. However, if you want to know more about the organization, what they do, and how they do it, you’re in the right place.

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Questions That Will Shape Credit Union Technology Trends

The purpose of this blog is to outline the questions that your credit union needs to be asking now. Not tomorrow. Not next quarter. In fact, if your leadership team hasn’t already discussed at least one of these topics, you’re already behind.

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What to Look for in Banking and Finance AI

This is an excerpt from FinAncIal: Helping Financial Executives Prepare for an Artificial World. Grab your copy here!

In the previous chapter, I showed various uses of AI in modern products and services. I hope that gives you an idea about what AI has been used for in other industries. More importantly, I hope that it shows how disruptive AI is—ridesharing, content streaming, and online shopping used to be taxis, Blockbuster, and brick‑and‑mortar retailers. Today, those services are industry standards, and their former competitors are afterthoughts.

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