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March 23-24, 2022


Forget cryptocurrencies as an asset class! That’s not what we’re here to talk about. Something much bigger and more fundamental is reshaping the payments landscape. 

Digital currencies – cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, and CBDCs – are changing the long-term plans of both central banks and global payments providers, making everyone rethink account-based and currency-based systems, and making promises they may or may not be able to keep for cross-border payments.

This workshop is sharply focused on the intersection of digital currency and payments. Join us as we explore the unchartered territories of cryptocurrencies as legal tender, stablecoins managed by private consortiums, and the global implications of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).  

The workshop is designed for payments professionals who want to come up to speed quickly on digital currency essentials, how these new currencies impact the payments ecosystem, and how they may someday reshape everything from the six payments domains to our global economy.

  • Who Attends

    Glenbrook's Payments Education Program is useful for both experienced managers, who often want to be updated on what's happening in areas outside of their immediate domain, and for newcomers, who need a broad overview of the U.S. payments systems to create a context for their work.

    Over 23,000 payments professionals have attended Glenbrook workshops. Attendees have included product, strategy and sales managers, technology operations and risk managers, investors, inventors and analysts, management teams from payments startups.


  • Russ Jones

    Russ brings exceptional skills in payments industry analysis, strategy development, and product conceptualization - as well as 35 years as an executive, analyst, and consultant - to Glenbrook clients from across the payments value chain.

  • Yvette Bohanan

    Yvette draws on her 24 years of payments and risk management experience to help the next generation of payments professionals understand industry fundamentals and best practices. In addition to facilitating Payments Boot Camps™, she is also responsible for developing industry-focused curriculums and new delivery channels.


  1. Early Digital Currency
  • Early pioneers of “electronic cash”
  • Key innovations and outcomes
  • Bitcoin’s Breakthrough
  1. Key Concepts
  • Account-based vs Token-based Payments
  • Virtual, Crypto, Digital: What are we talking about?
  • Role of the Blockchain Ledger 
  • Role of End User Wallets
  • Comparing Core Dimensions: Electronic vs Virtual Systems
  1. Stakeholders 
  • End Users and their Use Cases
  • Commercial Banks, Networks, Processors, PSPs, and other Incumbents
  • New Providers and their Roles: Cryptocurrency Exchanges and VASPs
  • Regulators and Central Banks
  1. Digital Currency Systems and Examples
  • Cryptocurrencies
    • Spotlight: Coinbase
  • The 4 Stablecoin Models
    • Spotlight: USDC
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies
    • Spotlight: Launches & Pilots
  1. Transforming Value Chains for Digital Currency Payments
  • End User Wallet Models
    • Wallet Providers – Cash App, PayPal, Venmo
  • Network Intermediation Models
    • Card Networks’ Digital Currency Strategies
    • SWIFT Strategy for Digital Currency
  1. Creating New Systems for Digital Currency Payments
  • Central Bank Models
    • Bank of International Settlement (BIS) Recommendations
    • Current global status; US Market status
    • Spotlight: China’s CBDC Initiative
  • Private Consortium Models
    • Spotlight: Diem Association
  1. Key Trends
  • Programmable Money
  • Fast Payment Systems and CBDCs
  • Regulatory Pivots
  • Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

Fees, billing, discounts, refunds


The standard registration fee is $995 per person.

Bundle and save $300! The one-day Insight Workshop fee is reduced to $695 per person when you add the Insight Workshop as an bundle option to a Payments Boot Camp.

Fees include:

  • instruction
  • instruction materials (including hard and soft copy of presentation slides)
  • Glenbrook’s book “Global Payments”

Payments / Billing

Glenbrook accepts American Express, Discover, Mastercard, PayPal and Visa for payment upon registration. If required, payment may be made by an invoice sent to your company – with our prior approval. Please contact us to obtain approval for invoice billing.


Individual discounts:

  • Save 10% – Early Bird discount. Register 2+ months in advance of a workshop and receive 10% off. Use discount code GH52R3 when registering.
  • Save 10% – Alumni discount. Glenbrook Payments Education alumni wanting to attend another payments education event. Contact us to request your alumni discount code.

Group discounts:

  • Save 10% – Register 2 people for an Insight Workshop
  • Save 15% – Register 3-6 people for an Insight Workshop
  • Save 20% – Register 7-9 people for an Insight Workshop
  • Save 30% – Register 10+ people for an Insight Workshop
  • Group discount rates apply to registrations within a 6-month timeframe.
  • Contact us to request your group discount code.

Glenbrook client discounts:

  • Discounts are also available for select Glenbrook clients. Contact us to inquire about a discount code.

Only one discount code may be used per person. Discounts may not be combined with any other sale, promotion, discount, code, coupon, and/or offer.


Payments Boot Camp and workshop registrants may cancel their registration for a full refund if cancelled one week prior to the event. Refunds for cancellations within a week of the event will be considered on a case by case basis. In some cases, it may be possible to switch registrations to an event at a later date.

Daily schedule

Day 1

  • 11:00am-12:30pm ET: instruction (1.5 hours)
  • 12:30pm-1:00pm ET: break (30 mins)
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm ET: instruction (1.5 hours)
  • 2:30pm-3:00pm ET: optional Q&A (30 mins)

Day 2

  • 11:00am-12:30pm ET: instruction (1.5 hours)
  • 12:30pm-1:00pm ET: break (30 mins)
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm ET: instruction (1.5 hours)
  • 2:30pm-3:00pm ET: optional Q&A (30 mins)
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