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Justin Lutes

Demystifying Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Justin Lutes, Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union

Depending on who you ask, Blockchain is either the greatest technology since the Internet or a solution looking for a problem. Either way, the technology is changing the landscape of the payments industry.


  • Overview of Blockchain and digital currencies
  • Examine where the technology may be heading and explore potential opportunities
  • Threats for financial institutions

About Justin Lutes

Justin oversees Catalyst Corporate’s member services team, wire transfer, ACH, card services (ATM/debit) and vault cash operations. Joining Catalyst Corporate in 1999, He previously worked in internal audit and IT security, and was the Vice President of Operations Risk Management.

Justin earned a master's degree in business administration at Amberton University and a bachelor's degree in business administration in accounting from Texas A&M University-Texarkana. He is certified as an Accredited ACH Professional and a National Check Professional.

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