Day 1 - Wednesday, October 12, 2022

A Complete Roadmap to the Crypto Industry, Key Players and What to Expect in the Next 1-3 Years

Oct 12, 2022 9:00am – 12:00pm

Speakers

Cathy Yoon
Chief Legal Officer
MPCH

Lee Schneider
General Counsel
Ava Labs

Jason Gottlieb
Partner
Morrison Cohen LLP

1:00
Co-Chair Opening Remarks
1:15

In-House Executive Roundtable

Perspectives on Managing the Latest Emerging Opportunities and Risks Confronting the Crypto Industry
2:00
OFAC and FinCEN Updates: Trends and Priorities for Virtual Currency
3:00
Networking Break
3:15
The Latest and Greatest in New Customer On-Boarding: Best Practices for Mitigating Heightened AML Challenges Risks
4:00
Optimizing Economic Sanctions Screening: Special Industry-Specific Know-How for Implementing and Sustaining a Robust Program
4:45

Government Alumni Panel

Former Government Officials Offer Unique Insight into the Changing Regulatory Landscape and Grey Areas
5:30
Networking Reception

Day 2 - Thursday, October 13, 2022

8:45
Co-Chair Opening Remarks
9:00

Regulatory Oversight

How the DOJ, SEC & DFS are Prioritizing Virtual Currency Compliance and Enforcement
10:00
The Evolving Role of Financial Institutions: How Do Banks Fit into the Digital Asset Ecosystem and Work with the Crypto Industry
10:45
Networking Break
11:00
The Expected (and Unexpected) Lessons from Recent Enforcement Actions: Key Takeaways on the Agencies’ Areas of Focus and the Impact on Your Compliance Strategy
11:45
Crypto and Payments: How are Money Transfers Regulated and Will Crypto Be Accepted in Many More Retail Locations Soon?
12:30
Lunch
1:30
Navigating NFTs: How the Industry is Addressing Unique Compliance Challenges Posed by Non-Fungible Tokens
2:30
Working Together: Concrete Examples of Cooperation Between the Crypto Community and Law Enforcement
3:15
Refreshment Break
3:30
Global Perspectives: Crypto Compliance and Regulatory Developments in Europe and Asia to Keep on Your Radar
4:15
What’s Next: Predictions and More Practical Takeaways: What to Expect in the Next 6 Months and Beyond
5:00
End of Conference

Day 1 - Wednesday, October 12, 2022

1:00
Co-Chair Opening Remarks
1:15

In-House Executive Roundtable

Perspectives on Managing the Latest Emerging Opportunities and Risks Confronting the Crypto Industry

Duncan DeVille
Head of Compliance of the America and Global Head of Financial Crime
Crypto.com

Court Hillman
BSA Officer
Coinbase

Jeff Horowitz
Chief Compliance Officer
BitGo

  • Navigating a volatile market
  • Impact of Russia Sanctions
  • How to gain market acceptance of crypto
  • Future of stable coins
  • Large institutional investors are entering this market
  • Ensuring sophisticated crypto-specific detection capabilities is key

2:00
OFAC and FinCEN Updates: Trends and Priorities for Virtual Currency

Senior Representative

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Senior Representative

Office of Foreign Assets Controls, U.S. Department of the Treasury

  • FinCEN 2022 Illicit Finance Strategy
  • New FinCEN alerts and red flags
  • Impact of OFAC Virtual Currency guidance and ransomware advisory
  • Need for risk-based approach based on companies’ exposure
  • Impact of many virtual currency designations

3:00
Networking Break
3:15
The Latest and Greatest in New Customer On-Boarding: Best Practices for Mitigating Heightened AML Challenges Risks

James Kiernan
US BSA Officer
SFOX

  • Performing an effective risk assessment
  • Identifying where your customers are coming from
  • Verifying the source of the funds
  • Adhering to FATF updated guidance for preventing money laundering and terrorist financing

4:00
Optimizing Economic Sanctions Screening: Special Industry-Specific Know-How for Implementing and Sustaining a Robust Program

Amir Fadavi
Global Sanctions Lead
Airwallex

  • Screening for exchanges and mixers
  • Need to look back at all transactions processed with published virtual currency addresses
  • Straight through onboarding by optimizing the client screening
    • Thresholds
    • Auto-resolution rules
    • Comprehensiveness of the screening
  • Digital quality and screening
  • In-house vs external screening tolls

4:45

Government Alumni Panel

Former Government Officials Offer Unique Insight into the Changing Regulatory Landscape and Grey Areas

Ari Redbord
Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs
TRM Labs

Elizabeth Boison
Partner
Hogan Lovells US LLP

During this highly anticipated session, former government officials will provide unique insight on the evolution of enforcement and penalty risks for the crypto industry, anticipated trends moving forward and critical takeaways for meeting regulators’ expectations.

5:30
Networking Reception

Day 2 - Thursday, October 13, 2022

8:45
Co-Chair Opening Remarks
9:00

Regulatory Oversight

How the DOJ, SEC & DFS are Prioritizing Virtual Currency Compliance and Enforcement

Andrew Adams
Director, Task Force KlepoCapture
Office of the Deputy Attorney

U.S. Department of Justice

Hailey Lennon
Shareholder
Anderson Kill

  • Impact of March 9th Executive order on crypto
  • Role and priorities of the Klptocapture taskforce
  • How the agencies are working together on crypto investigations
  • Creating a legal framework for crypto

10:00
The Evolving Role of Financial Institutions: How Do Banks Fit into the Digital Asset Ecosystem and Work with the Crypto Industry

Steven Dietz
Deputy BSA/AML Office
Silvergate Bank

Pamela Calaquian
Director Compliance and Controls Assets Servicing and Digital
BNY Mellon

  • Custodial accounts for exchanges or fintech’s
  • How does a bank engage in banking crypto companies US and abroad?
  • Due diligence best practices and lessons learned
  • OCC vs DFS regulatory requirements

10:45
Networking Break
11:00
The Expected (and Unexpected) Lessons from Recent Enforcement Actions: Key Takeaways on the Agencies’ Areas of Focus and the Impact on Your Compliance Strategy

Seth Levy
Global Head of Surveillance
Binance

Andrew Rosenberg
Director of Global AML & Sanctions Program
Ripple

  • Understanding the mechanics of enforcement actions (e.g., how do you get one, best practices for responding)
  • Reviewing recent enforcement actions on VASPs and identifying key themes
  • Distilling lessons learned and exploring tactics for avoiding enforcement actions
  • Examining strategies for managing remediation and operating under an enforcement action

11:45
Crypto and Payments: How are Money Transfers Regulated and Will Crypto Be Accepted in Many More Retail Locations Soon?

Michelle Gitlitz
General Counsel
Flexa

  • Does crypto fall under the definition of money in different states?
  • State Consumer protection laws
  • Patchwork of FinCEN and state licenses
  • Partnering with retail companies to accept crypto
  • Where is crypto currently accepted?

12:30
Lunch
1:30
Navigating NFTs: How the Industry is Addressing Unique Compliance Challenges Posed by Non-Fungible Tokens

Kayvan Ghaffari
General Counsel
Makersplace

Thomas Mack
Chief Legal Officer and EVP Strategy
Dibbs

Joseph Ciccolo
President
BitAML

Lana Schwartzman
Former Chief Compliance Officer
Dapper Labs

  • Compliance do’s and don’ts for NFTs
  • NFT and financial crime considerations
  • Differences between NFT and traditional AML investigations
  • Practical financial crime tools and techniques

2:30
Working Together: Concrete Examples of Cooperation Between the Crypto Community and Law Enforcement

Seth Satler
Chief Compliance Officer
DigitalMint

  • Forging effective partnerships with law enforcement to strengthen the industry
  • Fostering enhanced communication
  • Need for crypto exchanges to incorporate surveillance into their infrastructure
  • Success stories

3:15
Refreshment Break
3:30
Global Perspectives: Crypto Compliance and Regulatory Developments in Europe and Asia to Keep on Your Radar

  • Current developments in the UK and Europe
  • Crypto developments in Asia
  • How multiple central banks from Germany, France, Sweden and the Ul to Hong Kong, India and China are evaluating the pros and cons of central bank digital currencies

4:15
What’s Next: Predictions and More Practical Takeaways: What to Expect in the Next 6 Months and Beyond

Richard Widdman
Head of Strategy, Digital Assets
Google

Jorge Pesok
Chief Legal Counsel
HBAR Foundation

  • Enterprise adoption of crypto
  • Proliferation of use cases
  • Continued focus on the industry from regulators and legislators
  • New fundamental questions raised by use of the technology

5:00
End of Conference

A Complete Roadmap to the Crypto Industry, Key Players and What to Expect in the Next 1-3 Years

Oct 12, 2022 9:00am – 12:00pm

Cathy Yoon
Chief Legal Officer
MPCH

Lee Schneider
General Counsel
Ava Labs

Jason Gottlieb
Partner
Morrison Cohen LLP

What is it about?

This in-depth workshop is for those both new to crypto as well as experienced professionals looking for a refresher on the intricacies and practical considerations of this exciting industry. This program will be interactive so bring your questions as you broaden your knowledge:

  • Overview of the digital ecosystem and understanding the key regulatory bodies overseeing crypto
  • Introduction to blockchain technology, smart contacts and tokenization of assets as well as the differences between personal wallets and cutodial wallets
  • Learn what it means for a transaction to be peer-to-peer
  • How to define “decentralization”
  • Why scrutinizing the nature of a cryptoasset should be the first step in evaluating
  • What regulations should apply
  • Discover how these concepts are critical for AML/CFT and sanctions regulation