We have been hearing a lot about Blockchain and Cryptocurrency and you must have seen a lot of jargons and terminologies such as mining, nodes, token and decentralization. We want to break these down for you and help you understand more about these evolving technologies.

As part of The Knowledge Series, Toronto Compliance & AML Events (TCAE) has invited one of the subject matter experts, Melanie Lefebvre, to share her knowledge on Blockchain and give us insight on how you could start your career in Cryptocurrency.

  • History of blockchain, and what it is
  • How blockchain works, key features, and its community
  • How the technology is maintained (Network, Nodes, etc.)
  • Use cases of blockchain technology outside of cryptocurrency
  • Starting Your Career in Cryptocurrency
  • Q & A

Melanie Lefebvre, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency SME | AML Investigator, Bitfinex
Melanie Lefebvre is an experienced anti-money laundering investigator, with significant experience in the cryptocurrency industry. She has worked for multiple virtual asset service providers, and she currently works on the AML and Law Enforcement Investigations team at Bitfinex. Melanie has published a number of articles with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and the Associations of Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), identifying money laundering and terrorist financing risks on current and upcoming cryptocurrency technologies and solutions. Melanie is an ACAMS member and holds the Certifications of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and as a Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP).

Souzan Esmaili, Compliance & AML Consultant | Founder, TCAE
Souzan has over 14 years of international experience in consultancy and training with a focus in Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) and RegTech. She worked for various financial institutions and consultancies in Dubai and Toronto. Souzan holds an MBA and achieved certifications such as Certified Anti Money Launder Specialist (CAMS), Post Graduate Diploma in GRC and FinTech Program from Oxford University.

Souzan created the TCAE group with a passion to help and educate the AML and Compliance professionals in Canada.