The Role of National Payment Switches

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Posted: September 06, 2017  

The Role of National Payment Switches

Bluechain, a universal Request for Payment (RfP) technology that secures data transactions through a single-user mobile experience across payment channels, announced Managing Director of Bluechain Africa, Yoku Korsah, will moderate a keynote panel and deliver a keynote session at Seamless East Africa held on September 06th and 07th at the Radisson Blu in #Nairobi.

Bluechain’s Korsah will draw from his deep domain expertise with over 25 years in payments, consulting and advisory services, and experience as the former Chief Operating Officer of the Ghana Interbank Payments and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS), to moderate and present the following Seamless East Africa keynotes:

Keynote panel: Increasing Interoperability – The Role of National Payment Switches 
Keynotes, Sep 6th at 10:10
Moderator: Yoku Korsah, Managing Director, Bluechain
Expanding access to financial services as well as financial inclusion
Reevaluating the effectiveness of legacy core banking infrastructure
Adopting innovative technologies to facilitate seamless payment systems
Promoting co-opetition between financial institutions
Panel: Jennifer Theuri, CEO – Fintech lead, Integrated Payment Services Ltd;
Anton Groenewald, Head of Presales: Africa, BPC Banking Technologies;
Bizuneh Bekele, CEO, Ethswitch S.C.

Building out a Low-Cost Merchant Acquisition Strategy in East Africa
Keynotes, Sep 6th at 12:23
Speaker: Yoku Korsah

Bluechain is a Platinum Sponsor of Seamless East Africa and recently announced the opening of its African office and subsidiary in Nairobi Kenya. Bluechain’s easy to use mobile payments app facilitates greater financial inclusion, while the Bluechain platform provides both merchants and consumers with increased security, simplicity and control over payments. The company’s ability to provide financial inclusion for the unbanked and create a cash-lite society provides the ability to continue to develop Africa’s economy, and drive commerce across trading partners through all channels of payments.
To discuss the session or how Bluechain might help you with your central payments and financial inclusion initiatives, visit their booth #28 during Seamless East Africa at the Radisson Blu in Nairobi starting this morning.

About Bluechain:
Bluechain ( is a next-gen universal payment platform that enables central payment networks and financial institutions to streamline merchant and consumer transactions. Using existing infrastructures, Bluechain leverages a new security paradigm that eliminates the need for exposing cardholder data during a transaction and delivers one app for all payments. Bluechain reduces the major causes of card fraud and breaches, increases mobile payment adoption and lowers fees and costs.
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