Frank Abagnale, a master forger and the real-life character of the popular movie “Catch Me If You Can,” has recently stated at the Blockchain Nation Miami Conference that blockchain technology is the future of secure information processing and data settlement.
Frank Abagnale, a master forger and the real-life character of the popular movie “Catch Me If You Can,” recently stated at the Blockchain Nation Miami Conference that he believes blockchain technology is the future of secure information processing and data settlement.
“I think you would have to be pretty ignorant not to realise that blockchain is the way for the future, it is the best way to secure information 100 percent, so I think you will see banks, especially accounting practices and accounting firms, all move to the blockchain, keeping records through blockchain. It will be the best way to do so because you cannot break the blockchain, you cannot hack into the blockchain, you can’t change anything in the blockchain.”
Noteworthy Coming From Abagnale
Although Abagnale has worked as a security consultant in the later stages of his career, between the ages 15 and 21 years old, he was acknowledged as a master forger, creating fake checks and stealing large sums of money.
In his speech, Abagnale revealed that he observed major airlines and car rental firms like United Airlines and Hertz leaving large sums of cash in zip-up bags into a drop box in a specific area within an airport. Abagnale purchased a security guard costume, placed a sign that read, “Out of Service, Place Deposits With Security Guard on Duty” and collected millions of dollars.
Throughout his early career as a forger, Abagnale forged checks to cash out money from big banks and financial institutions, committing bank fraud. Eventually, Abagnale served his sentence in Miami and subsequent to his release; he started his career as a consultant.