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Jan 16, 2018

Glen speaks with GCUA’s Mike Mercer about the Georgia credit union landscape, its inherent strengths, and partnerships across the pond. Also- the Bitcoin fun never stops, and the Fed finds credit cards on a roll.

In This Episode:

  • The latest findings from the Federal Reserve Payment Study
  • Kodak mentions cryptocurrency- and its stock doubles
  • China and Venezuela ponder their own digital currencies
  • Georgia Credit Union Affiliates’ Mike Mercer discusses the building blocks that made the state what it is today
  • What credit unions can learn from emerging democracies
  • Why it’s better to start with a great reputation than a snazzy set of technology

Links related to this week’s podcast:

December’s update to the Federal Reserve Payments Study

Jamie Dimon “backtracks” on his bitcoin comments

Kodak announces its own foray into the blockchain/cryptocurrency game

NPR’s feature on cashless restaurants actually confirms cash’s resilience

Family tree showing the evolution of Georgia’s credit union landscape

Deluxe Exchange, Feb 5-7 in Boca Raton, FL, where Glen will be speaking