PROPOSED CHANGES TO FATF GUIDELINES AROUND VIRTUAL ASSETS
aBOUT THIS EVENT
TCAE is excited to invite an all-star panel consisting of Amber D. Scott of Outlier Solutions, Danielle Jukes of FINTRAIL, Dev Odedra of “The Laundy” and Ari Redbord of TRM Labs to discuss the proposed changes to FATF guidelines around Virtual Assets (VA) and Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASP). The event will be hosted by our very own crypto-guru, Stephen Brent Sargeant. The panelists will highlight the broadened scope of the draft guideline and its impact on the entire crypto ecosystem.
Are you wondering how cryptocurrency, smart contracts and DeFi are going to change the AML and regulatory landscape around the world? Have you always wanted to build on your traditional skills and get a better understanding of cryptocurrency and blockchain as it intersects with Compliance and Sanctions?
For those that are looking for an opportunity to transition their career into a FINTECH, Cryptocurrency or the blockchain, this is the best way to understand how the proposed changes by FATF could affect your jurisdiction’s regulatory framework.
- Proposed changes to the definition of Virtual Assets (VA) and Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASP)
- Regulatory expectations for a range of ecosystem participants – DeFi, DApps, Lightning Nodes, Stablecoins, Hosting Service Providers, Hardware Wallet Manufacturers etc.
- Industry feedback about the proposed changes
- Potential impacts on Canadian regulatory landscape following FATF’s final publication
Amber D. Scott | Founder, CEO & Chief AML Ninja, Outlier Solutions Inc.
Amber is a compliance geek with a passion for technology. After graduating from the University of Waterloo, Amber joined the compliance group at one of Canada’s largest insurers where she focused on the implementation of technology-based processes to streamline compliance. She has since worked in in-house roles with major securities firms and banks. Somewhere along the line, she added MBA, CBP, and a few other letters after her name.
Amber joined a boutique compliance consulting firm, then larger consulting firm, before getting frustrated enough with the status quo to launch Outlier Solutions Inc. (Outlier) in 2013. Outlier specializes in anti-money laundering (AML) and privacy compliance. The company is based on one of the premises of Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers: that to be really good at something you need a lot of practice (about 10,000 hours). Each of Outlier’s team members has 10,000 hours or more of in-house (not consulting) compliance experience. Amber loves leading this team of entrepreneurial compliance badasses.
Danielle Jukes | Consultant, FINTRAIL
Danielle has a passion for data and analytics and using this to combat financial crime. As a Computer Science graduate, she is drawn to finding the patterns and logic behind things. Danielle has experience working within UK law enforcement, international financial institutions, and a growing start up. This has given her a number of differing perspectives, providing a unique insight into the problems FinTechs face and the innovative and evolving way criminals operate.
Dev Odedra | Independent Money Laundering Expert and Founder, ‘The Laundry’
Dev Odedra is an independent money laundering expert and the founder of ‘The Laundry’, a financial crime media aggregator. Dev has significant experience in managing money laundering risk in the retail, corporate and investment banking sectors, having worked at a number of global banks before setting up his own consultancy. His expertise covers a variety of areas of money laundering, including investigations, advisory and controls implementation and improvement.
Ari Redbord | Head of Legal & Government Affairs at TRM Labs
Ari Redbord is the Head of Legal and Government Affairs at TRM Labs, the blockchain intelligence company. TRM provides next generation blockchain analytics software to governments, financial institutions and cryptocurrency businesses. Prior to joining TRM, Ari was the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary and the Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the United States Treasury. In that position, Ari worked with teams from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and other Treasury components to use sanctions and other regulatory tools effectively to safeguard the financial system from illicit use by terrorist financiers, weapons of mass destruction proliferators, drug kingpins, and other rogue actors, including Iran, Syria, North Korea and Venezuela. In addition, Ari worked closely with regulators, the Hill and the interagency on issues related to the Bank Secrecy Act, cryptocurrency, and anti-money laundering strategies. Prior to Treasury, Ari was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia for eleven years where he investigated and prosecuted terrorism, espionage, threat finance, cryptocurrency, export control, child exploitation and human trafficking cases.
Stephen Brent Sargeant | Deputy Manager, AML Investigations (Consultant), Bitfinex
Stephen Brent Sargeant is the Deputy Manager, Investigations, providing consultancy services to industry leading cryptocurrency exchange, Bitfinex. Stephen previously acquired AML experience working for international Bank, HSBC as an AML Investigations Manager. He has acquired many AML and cryptocurrency designations, including the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS), Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP), Certified Cryptocurrency Forensic Investigator (CCFI) and Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator (CCI).
Stephen is a professional Speaker / Moderator, who enjoys offering in-depth training to AML and Compliance professionals and organizations looking to gain more insight into the intersection of Cryptocurrency and AML and to amplify their personal and organizational brands.