Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Your Cart   |   Sign In   |   Learn More
NAPCP Search
Commercial Card News Brought to You by the NAPCP: NAPCP New Resources

Decrypting Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Related Topics

Thursday, August 9, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather MIller

There was once a time where currency did not exist. Really. There were no paper notes to trade, and no coins to pass from hand to hand. Barter was the “coin” of the world and the value of an item depended on the individual who possessed it and the individual who wanted it. Over the centuries, traditional currencies began to emerge: coins around 700 BCE and paper notes in the 11th century. 

Today, a large amount of our currency exchange is handled digitally. Chances are a business has used an electronic payment, such as ACH, or ordered supplies from an online vendor.  A consumer is more likely to have placed an online order but could just as easily have transferred money to a peer using PayPal or Venmo, or simply paid a bill online. 

What all these transactions have in common is that their processing takes place over a centralized network; digital monies flowing through a trusted third party, i.e., a financial institution, who keeps a record of the transaction. But, what would happen to those records if the financial institution was compromised?  How would you know that your financial information was protected? Where is the transparency to make sure that the institution is doing what it says it will do? Are your monies really secure?

Members: click here to read more about the topics above, plus pros and cons of cryptocurrency, potential use cases, taxes and more! 

 Not a member? Click here, to learn about the many benefits of becoming a NAPCP member!

Sign In

Event Calendar

DATABASICS Virtual Demo: Exploring Alternatives to Your P-Card Software

Educational Webinar: Taming the Amazon—Control the Beast Within Your Organization

Virtual Roundtable: Have You Heard? SURVEYS Are Your Best Bet for Growth

Educational Webinar: Securing Card on File eCommerce with New Tokenization Tools

Educational Webinar: Payment Strategies: Driving Costs Out and Bringing Revenue In

Copyright © 1999 - 2019 NAPCP - Advancing Commercial Card & Payment Practices Worldwide
Certified Purchasing Card Professional Credential 
The next application due date is September 3, 2019, to take the exam during the September 2019 testing period.
Executive Summary complimentary fo subscribers and members. Join today to access full report.
NAPCP's dedicated IP address for e-mail is Please add this IP address, and to approved/"safe sender" list to ensure you receive NAPCP news & event notifications. 
You MUST log in to your profile to choose your preferences: Unsubscribe | Choose Email Preferences | Request Removal