Andrew Vanjani is a member of the Organization of American States Federal Credit Union (OASFCU) Board of Directors and also serves as Chair of its Technology Committee.
Andrew has led two Blockchain initiatives at the OASFCU. The first was to establish, through collaboration of 70 credit unions and industry partners, an OASFCU distributed ledger “node” for project CULedger. CUledger LLC is a credit union service organization, owned primarily by credit unions, that promises to be the only private and permissioned based distributed ledger platform for the credit union industry. This network of credit union nodes served as a Blockchain Lab to test the distributed ledger network and its potential use cases. The second initiative was to establish a distributed ledger node for a distributed self-sovereign identity project called Sovrin, which is based on the open source Hyperledger Indy Project. The OASFCU was one of 10 Sovrin Founding Stewards that participated, back in August 2017, in the launch of Sovrin’s provisional network, which led to the creation of the genesis block. As part of the genesis block, the OASFCU was able to verify its public identity and key and the creation of the transaction into the ledger. Sovrin is taking the lead in establishing “Self-Sovereign Identity for All”, which is poised to become a key component of financial inclusion around the world.
Andrew holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a Master’s of Science in Information Technology Management from the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Management from the University of Maryland.