Virtual Currencies

Conversations: Dr David Utzke, Cryptoeconomics & DLT Expert

Course Duration: 33 minutes
Course Points: 30

In this episode of Fridays with Fintelekt, join in for a unique insight into the world of crypto as Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services hosts Dr. David Utzke, Associate Professor at University of Advancing Technology & U.S. Treasury IRS CID Cybercrimes Unit.

Speaking from years of research and experience in distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain, David provides a historical perspective to the development of cryptocurrencies, clarifies many of the prevailing misconceptions, explains the challenges in regulating the space, and provides his take on the future of money.

Understanding the technology, he says, is the key to staying ahead of the criminals, whether you are a consumer, a financial institution, an investor or a regulator.

Expert Speak: Pamela Clegg, CipherTrace

Course Duration: 36 minutes
Course Points: 35

In this presentation, Pamela Clegg, Director of Financial Investigations & Education, CipherTrace talked about Investigation, Seizure and Confiscation of Virtual Assets. She shared findings from The CipherTrace Cryptocurrency Intelligence Report and talked about handling risky Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs).

This presentation was part of the AMLC-Fintelekt AML/CTF Summit Philippines 2020, conducted virtually from November 23rd – 27th, 2020.

Expert Speak: Malcolm Wright, 100x Group

Course Duration: 31 minutes
Course Points: 30

Malcolm Wright, Chief Compliance Officer, 100x Group & Advisory Council Chair, Global Digital Finance talked about Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers. He cleared many myths surrounding cryptocurrencies and talked about the evolution of cryptocurrencies. He shared recommendations for Supervisors of cryptocurrencies and benefits to ‘right-sized’ regulatory oversight in this industry.

This presentation was part of the AMLC-Fintelekt AML/CTF Summit Philippines 2020, conducted virtually from November 23rd – 27th, 2020.

Conversations: Claire Wilson, Consultant and Chairperson, HKICPA Disciplinary Panel

Course Duration: 19 minutes
Course Points: 15

In this video from the Fridays with Fintelekt series, Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services is in conversation with Claire Wilson, Independent Consultant and Chairperson, HKICPA Disciplinary Panel. The focus of the discussion is cryptocurrencies and virtual assets. Claire speaks about her extensive research on cryptocurrencies from an economic, technology and legal perspective, the impact of large companies investing in Bitcoin on the cryptocurrency ecosystem, banning cryptocurrencies and its impact, advice to governments on the fence that are neither banning nor allowing crypto trading and advice to compliance professionals on how to protect their financial institutions from risks associated with cryptocurrencies.


FATF Plenary February 2021: Outcomes and Interpretation

Daniel Thelesklaf, International AML/CFT and Anti-Corruption Expert provides a round-up of the outcomes of the FATF Plenary Meeting which was held virtually from February 22 to 25, 2021. Despite the pandemic, the FATF has kept up with its planned timelines and the developments in this latest plenary are relevant for the public and private sectors alike. Daniel explains the rationale behind FATF’s recent report on risk-based supervision, highlighted also by FATF Executive Secretary David Lewis at Chatham House recently. Daniel also covers strategic initiatives in the areas of proliferation financing, mitigating risks from virtual assets and terrorism financing. He also covers key results of the mutual evaluation of New Zealand, changes to the gray list, and ends with an outlook on what may be coming in the area of beneficial ownership.

Updated: March 2021
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 27 minutes
Course Points: 25

Trainer: Daniel Thelesklaf, International AML/CFT and Anti-Corruption Expert
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Conversations: Dawne Spicer, Caribbean Financial Action Task Force

Course Duration: 27 minutes
Course Points: 25

In this video from the Fridays with Fintelekt series, Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services is in conversation with Dawne Spicer, Executive Director, Caribbean Financial Action Task Force. Dawne talks about AML/CFT compliance challenges faced by CFATF members and advantages of being part of smaller jurisdictions, measures taken by Caribbean countries to improve their AML/CFT regulation and supervision, cryptocurrency regulations and evolving ecosystem, risks emerging as a result of Covid-19 pandemic in the Caribbean region, the Liechtenstein Initiative and banking perception of human trafficking and modern slavery as an AML/CFT risk and areas of co-operation that might result in consistency in AML framework across the globe.

Conversations: M C Ponnanna, Al Jazeera Exchange

Course Duration: 30 minutes
Course Points: 25

In this video from the Fridays with Fintelekt series, Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services is in conversation with M C Ponnanna, Head of AML/CFT and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO), Al Jazeera Exchange. The conversation centered around key changes brought in by the new AML Law implemented by Qatar Central Bank, current stand of cryptocurrencies in Qatar, risks associated with currency exchange houses, impact of Covid-19 on operations, latest trends in technology implementation in the area of AML/CFT Compliance, and factors that should be considered while implementing a new technology.

Expert Speak: Russell Wilson, Transparency International Australia and AUSTRAC

Course Duration: 21 minutes
Course Points: 20

Russell Wilson, Non-Executive Director, Transparency International Australia, Special Counsel Maddocks & Former General Counsel, AUSTRAC speaks about Mitigating AML Risks from Virtual Assets in this presentation from Fintelekt’s Asia AML/CFT 2nd Annual Summit 2020 held virtually from July 20-24, 2020.

Expert Speak: Liat Shetret, Elliptic

Course Duration: 37 minutes
Course Points: 35

Liat Shetret, Senior Advisor, Crypto Policy and Regulation, Elliptic speaks on Understanding Cryptoassets: AML and Compliance Obligations for Banks and Financial Institutions in this presentation from Fintelekt’s Asia AML/CFT 2nd Annual Summit 2020 held virtually from July 20-24, 2020.

Expert Speak: Malcolm Wright, 100x Group

Course Duration: 19 minutes
Course Points: 15

Malcolm Wright, Chief Compliance Officer, 100x Group & Advisory Council Chair, Global Digital Finance speaks on mitigating AML/CFT risks from virtual assets, busting commonly held myths about virtual assets, FATF recommendations and Public-Private initiatives in this presentation from Fintelekt’s South Asia AML/CFT 10th Annual Summit 2020 held virtually from December 7-9, 2020.

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