Duane is also taking his solo speaking slot at Blockchain Expo North America here


Duane Jacobsen is the Chief Executive Officer of Blocksafe. Jacobsen is a veteran fintech professional with 34 years of experience in executive management, operations, product development, sales, marketing, and financial experience. He has been recognized for his exceptional achievements, including American Express’s Premier Award ‘The Chairman’s Award For Quality’ and the Paybefore™ ‘Award for Best Government-Funded Program’ for the BenefitsDirect Platform. Jacobsen has focused expertise in developing disruptive and award-winning fintech platforms, products, and services.

His background includes a 10-year tenure at American Express as Vice President, where his work resulted in several patents in the US, Canada and internationally; Jacobsen is also the co-inventor of TicketTRAX for American Express. Following that, he served in executive leadership roles including Vice President for Total Systems Services (TSYS) and Prepaid Resources, where he led several cross-functional teams responsible for card platform functionality management, new prepaid card products, and processing component development through issuing banks and card program sponsors and marketers for clients such as Walmart, RushCard, MoneyGram and Green Dot.

Jacobsen also served President of MET Solutions LLC, and currently serves as Acting President/COO for Trefoil Technology. Jacobsen earned his bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance from Rutgers University and attended The Wharton School in a special EMBA program with American Express. Jacobsen is a licensed accountant in the State of NJ and a Six Sigma Green Belt.