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Crypto Monthly Update – July 29, 2022

Course Duration: 16 minutes
Course Points: 
15

In this power-packed Crypto Monthly Update for July 2022, Calvin Koo, Cross-Border Disputes and Investigations Lawyer, Kobre & Kim LLP rounds up the latest events shaping the world of cryptocurrencies. 

The theme of this month’s update is around the difficulties faced by regulators and legislators to catch up with this fast developing technology.

The key topics covered include:

  • Steps taken by regulators across the world to not only bring in policies for crypto, but also push implementation
  • Bankruptcy issues faced by major players in the industry
  • SEC’s investigation against Coinbase
  • Targeted Update on Implementation of FATF’s Standards on Virtual Assets (VAs) and Virtual Assets Service Providers (VASPs)
  • Continued threat of ransomware actors
  • Changes in the crypto policies in Hong Kong and United Kingdom

Crypto Monthly Update – June 16, 2022

Course Duration: 19 minutes
Course Points: 
15

Fintelekt brings to you the June 2022 Crypto Monthly Update by Calvin Koo, Cross-Border Disputes and Investigations Lawyer, Kobre & Kim LLP.

This month, the focus is on government regulators taking steps to set standards, policies and laws, triggered by a series of negative crypto related stories in the last couple of months.

In this update, Calvin highlights the key points covered in the report of the Attorney General, released by the US Department of Justice entitled, “How to Strengthen International Law Enforcement Cooperation for Detecting, Investigating, And Prosecuting Criminal Activity Related to Digital Assets.” To download the report, click https://www.justice.gov/ag/page/file/1510931/download.

He also covers some international regulatory stories, where governments are taking steps to protect investors and strengthen the regulations around cryptocurrencies.

Watch the entire video to get a quick round-up of this month’s crypto updates.

Crypto Monthly Update – May 18, 2022

Course Duration: 18 minutes
Course Points: 
15

Fintelekt Academy presents the May 2022 Crypto Monthly Update by Calvin Koo, Cross-Border Disputes and Investigations Lawyer from Kobre & Kim LLP.

In this episode, Calvin covers the risks associated with Stablecoins and the viewpoints of various regulators on it, a round-up of crypto-related enforcement and legal news and much more!

Key issues featured in this update:

  • FATF’s Report on Stablecoins
  • Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s paper on Stablecoins
  • Dip in the cryptocurrency market
  • US Securities and Exchange Commission’s view on protecting investors in the crypto markets
  • US$182 million stolen from hack of Beanstalk
  • Laundering of funds stolen from the Axie Infinity hack
  • OFAC includes mixer services into their sanctions list
  • Central African Republic makes bitcoin legal tender

Tune in to listen to the entire episode.

Crypto Monthly Update: March 17, 2022

Course Duration: 15 minutes
Course Points: 
15

Fintelekt Academy is delighted to present the new Crypto Monthly Update Series in association with empaneled trainer Calvin Koo, Cross-Border Disputes and Investigations Lawyer from Kobre & Kim LLP. The series aims to provide a unique perspective on legal and enforcement risks related to crypto currency and blockchain matters as well as possible recovery strategies for those victimised by crypto-related fraud. 

In the first episode, Calvin includes insights on:

  • President Biden’s Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets
  • The US government’s seizure of US$3.6 billion worth of bitcoin
  • The UK government’s seizure of 3 non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in a tax fraud case
  • The UK bill which will propose new powers to make it easier to seize crypto-assets from criminals
  • High level findings of the Chainalysis’ 2022 Crypto Crime Report
  • Crypto-related aspects of sanctions against Russia

Tune in to Fintelekt Academy (free registration required) for this series in the third week of every month!

Fintelekt-ABA Webinar: Crypto’s Evolution, Enforcement Risks, Asset Recovery and Best Practices

Course Duration: 61 minutes
Course Points: 60

This course allows Premium users to attempt an assessment and download a Participation Certificate.

Fintelekt Advisory Services and Asian Bankers Association hosted a webinar on Crypto’s Evolution: Enforcement risks, Asset Recovery and Best Practices on December 15, 2021.

The session was moderated by Arpita Bedekar, Director – Strategy & Planning, Fintelekt. The speakers were Vasu Muthyala, Partner, Kobre & Kim and Calvin Koo, Principal, Kobre & Kim.

The following key issues were discussed during the webinar:

  1. Cutting through the headlines: Current status of crypto in Asia and major global jurisdictions
  2. Enforcement risks: case studies of significant global crypto cases, highlighting government priorities and exposure areas for financial institutions and other reporting companies
  3. Asset recovery: dispelling myths and understanding tools for supporting crypto-related victims and creditors
  4. What’s next?: discussion on what to watch for in key jurisdictions
  5. Best practices: tips on how to manage risks in this new frontier

Webinar: Crypto’s Evolution, Enforcement Risks, Asset Recovery and Best Practices

Course Duration: 52 minutes
Course Points: 50

Fintelekt Advisory Services and Asian Bankers Association hosted a webinar on Crypto’s Evolution: Enforcement risks, Asset Recovery and Best Practices on December 15, 2021.

The session was moderated by Arpita Bedekar, Director – Strategy & Planning, Fintelekt. The speakers were Vasu Muthyala, Partner, Kobre & Kim and Calvin Koo, Principal, Kobre & Kim.

The following key issues were discussed during the webinar:

  1. Cutting through the headlines: Current status of crypto in Asia and major global jurisdictions
  2. Enforcement risks: case studies of significant global crypto cases, highlighting government priorities and exposure areas for financial institutions and other reporting companies
  3. Asset recovery: dispelling myths and understanding tools for supporting crypto-related victims and creditors
  4. What’s next?: discussion on what to watch for in key jurisdictions
  5. Best practices: tips on how to manage risks in this new frontier
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