Dates of Event & Pricing

$295 for Webinar and Playback*

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  • Friday, January 20, 2023

  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)

  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm (Central Time)

  • 10:00 – 11:00 am (Mountain Time)

  • 9:00 – 10:00 am (Pacific Time)


With recent news of the heightened risks associated with cyrptocurrencies, bankers need to understand what these new digital payments are and the risks involved.

Without a doubt, Fintech companies have ushered in a new era of payment solutions that is outpacing and outmaneuvering the traditional banking industry.  In 2019, JPMorgan Chase introduced its own cryptocurrency. Morgan Stanley has offered blockchain-based investment products since 2018. Today, the U.S. has more than 8,000 merchants that accept bitcoin payments.  The impact of these new technologies is transforming not just how, where and when payments are made, but consumers’ behavior and expectations. 

The road is still rocky, however, as reports of failures in different cryptocurrency markets have recently shown. Financial institutions seeking to better understand the growing capabilities in the cryptocurrency industry won’t want to miss this event.  This MUST ATTEND webinar covers all of the cryptocurrency basics. No prior knowledge is required! We explain what cryptocurrency is and how the blockchain works in an easy-to-follow format.


  • Overview of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology
  • Bitcoin mining
  • Cryptocurrency exchange regulations
  • Regulatory and legal considerations pertaining to cryptocurrencies and digital payments
  • The influence of emerging payment systems on banks and financial institutions
  • Risk management considerations and strategic guidance for managing risk    
  • Determining what qualifies as money in the new payments landscape
  • Why are banks so cautious? Key issues and challenges relating to cryptocurrency
  • How banks can get involved in the cryptocurrency industry


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Dena Somers

Dena Somers is a highly regarded bank consultant and compliance attorney. She has provided regulatory compliance and risk management consulting services to financial institutions and companies in highly regulated industries nationwide for more than 20 years. Her areas of expertise include consumer and mortgage lending compliance, Fintech and specialty finance, regulatory compliance training, business strategy and best practice advisement, and corporate governance. Throughout her career, Ms. Somers has advised hundreds of banking and financial institutions— ranging from local community banks to $50 billion financial holding companies— to achieve operational efficiency while ensuring regulatory compliance. Previously, Ms. Somers served as General Counsel to a national mortgage servicing company, Fintech lender, national money service business, and has represented financial institutions in a broad array of complex litigation matters for more than 15 years. Additionally, Ms. Somers is a published author for Lexis Nexis in the areas of Bank Teller training, loan policies, and loan documentation training.


1.0 CPE Credits & 1.2 AAP Credits