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Kathryn Haun

Payments Breakfast


Can Blockchain Shift the Payments Fraud Paradigm?

Criminals don’t sleep, so treasury and finance leaders charged with safeguarding the transfer of funds and financial data are faced with an increasingly complex challenge. While many believe blockchain to only be associated with Dark Net markets and criminal activity, the technology underlying bitcoin, holds significant potential for combatting fraud and for enabling safe and immutable transactions across industries and geographies.

Join former Federal Prosecutor, Kathryn Haun, as she discusses the critical cyber threats facing organizations and how blockchain technology can be used to combat these attacks.


Former Prosecutor, United States Department of Justice
Professor, Stanford Law School and Stanford School of Business

Kathryn Haun was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice. Since 2006, she has served as Assistant U.S. Attorney, first in the Washington D.C. area and then in San Francisco, California. She has investigated and prosecuted hundreds of violations of federal criminal law in U.S. courts, with a focus on transnational and organized crime syndicates, cybercrime, the deep web, and digital currency.

Kathryn serves on the Board of Directors of Coinbase, the world’s leading digital asset platform. She taught cybercrime and cryptocurrency at Stanford Law School and recently began teaching at Stanford Business School. Kathryn is a frequent contributor on the intersection of technology and regulation, having appeared in Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

The Payments Breakfast at AFP 2018 is sponsored by FIS, Fiserv and NACHA

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