Cryptocurrencies & Decentralized Finance: Threat or Opportunity?

Finance & Accounting

In this webinar, we will address the threats and opportunities that the digitization of finance poses. A general overview of cryptocurrencies and blockchain will be provided and we will share specific use cases for banks to drive interest and non-interest income generated from cryptocurrencies. Research by Gartner, Deloitte, and others suggest that banks should offer crypto solutions or be left behind.

Who Should Attend: Board Members and C-Suite Executives

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the basics of cryptocurrencies and blockchain
  • Understand cryptocurrency use cases for banking
  • Better understand Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
  • Discover examples of banks and their partners investing in crypto
  • Learn how governments and central banks view digital currencies
  • Learn how regulation may impact this growing industry


Larry Pruss
Senior Vice President
Larry Pruss has nearly 25 years of expertise in payments.  His background includes work with the National Bank of Canada, where he served as Head of Cards, Payments, and Transactional Solutions. He previously served as Senior Managing Director of Credit Cards and Loan Revenue for Profit Insight, and as Senior Vice President of Portfolio Analytics for Bank of America. Larry has worked with leading financial institutions such as Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Tire Financial Services (now Scotiabank), and MBNA to develop strategies and plans related to card optimization, revenue enhancement loyalty marketing, and portfolio acquisition. He is often quoted in industry publications and regularly publishes articles and white papers related to his areas of expertise.

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Season Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $395 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $395 $0

Season Pass Members receive 4 individual logins to every webinar

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations: Webinar registrations are non-refundable. If the registrant is unable to attend the designated time and date of the webinar, a playback link and any written materials will be provided within 2 business days following the conclusion of the webinar

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