Blockchain: The Next Generation of Payments

About the Podcast

The industry is abuzz with the term blockchain technology.  But what exactly is blockchain and why would it be useful for your credit union? Blockchain is a safe, secure and encrypted rail system to conduct cross-border transactions.  In this podcast, we will learn how advancement in blockchain is changing the cross-border remittance ecosystem.  


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Presented By

Jorge Jimenez, CEO, eZforex.com
Jorge Jimenez, CEO, eZforex.com

Jorge Jimenez, CEO of eZforex.com, Inc., was formally with the Federal Reserve System, where he was the Product Development Director of FedGlobal®. Throughout his career—15 years of which have been in payment systems—Jimenez changed conventional wisdom on international payments by helping financial institutions provide low-cost ACH remittance, often termed “The New Wire”, while streamlining their processes.

He received a Master in Business Administration in 2001 from a joint program between the London School of Economics and Bocconi University of Milan.  That same year, Jimenez joined the operational arm of the Italian Central Bank, SIA Group, where he was first Project Director for the new European Clearing House in support of the newly introduced Euro (STEP2) and later in charge of developing the national payment infrastructure for Central Banks in Latin America and Africa. Jimenez has worked closely with the World Bank Payment Systems team and with over 50 Central Banks across the world. He is currently completing his PhD in Economics from The University of Madrid.