Kurt Thams

CTO, PayNearMe.com

Kurt Thams, CTO of PayNearMe.com has designed and built seven payment systems – from the purely-digital, based on cryptography, to bricks-and-mortar cash entry points – as well as compliance engines and anti-fraud systems. As one of the original architects of PayNearMe, he built the core transaction processing systems for this company that operates the first cash payment network in the United States. His systems have transacted billions of dollars (and pesos and euros, etc), and have been used by the US Treasury and money center banks. Kurt earned a BA in Economics and an MS in Engineering from Stanford University

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