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The united nations of credit unions, and a bitcoin revolt

John Best reviews his visit as attendee and speaker at the World Credit Union Conference, and discusses the bitcoin split.

In the latest BIGcast, I share my takeaways from the World Credit Union Conference in Vienna, including an interview with Mark Meyer, CEO of Filene Research Institute. Also, Glen Sarvady and I discuss the recent ‘soft fork’ that has roiled the bitcoin world, and a disagreement/discussion about the sustainability of the Blue Apron business model.

Plus, how car-sharing services such as Zipcar and car2go can challenge credit unions to think outside the box, and why CUs should be looking ahead to how these types of innovations will affect traditional products and services.

On the subject of bitcoin, what about the bitcoin split and what this means to anyone who holds bitcoins. What exactly is bitcoin cash? Are bitcoin and bitcoin cash separate entities? While the separation is referred to as a ‘split’, it’s not split using the traditional financial definition. We discuss why you now have two different ways to spend your money, and why one has more value than another.

You can listen to more episodes of BIGcast, and other fintech shows, on the BankNXT podcast page. Enjoy!

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John Best

John Best, CEO of Best Innovation group, is recognized as a thought leader and visionary of technology advancements and financial application development within the credit union industry. He is the founder of the BIG Podcast.

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