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Virtual Currency and Blockchain

Course format: live online

    Virtual Currency and Blockchain: Course Content

    The Virtual Currency and Blockchain online course has been written by global subject matter experts, pulling examples from many countries and contexts. Lessons and examples are relevant to any industry, but the primary focus of study is financial institutions, including:

    • Banks
    • Credit unions
    • Asset managers
    • Insurance
    • Money-services-businesses (MSBs)
    • Securities broker-dealers
    • Credit card issuers
    • Alternate payment systems



    By completing the Virtual Currency and Blockchain course, you will learn:

    • How virtual currency is exchanged
    • The history of virtual currency, from e-Gold to Bitcoin
    • How regulation has evolved
    • Case studies from law enforcement and their real-world application
    • How to identify and mitigate the threats to your financial institution, now and in the future



    Understand the technology behind the currency

    Most cryptocurrencies use a blockchain. This certificate covers cryptocurrency training topics that help you understand the underlying technology, so you can better mitigate the associated risks.



    Virtual Classrooms

    This course includes two 90-minute, live Virtual Classrooms. These Virtual Classrooms are pre-scheduled before you purchase the course.


    The classroom sessions are designed to help you retain key concepts from the training course. During the sessions, you can interact with fellow participants and the instructor to receive advice and answers to any questions you have. You’ll learn how apply your knowledge in the assessment, helping you to successfully pass and attain your Virtual Currency and Blockchain compliance certificate.


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    Intended audience for the Virtual Currency and Blockchain Certificate:

    The ACAMS Virtual Currency and Blockchain Certificate is suitable for anyone looking to understand virtual currency compliance issues and apply them in an anti-financial crime context. By earning a relevant virtual currency/cryptocurrency compliance certificate, professionals can demonstrate how their AML knowledge applies to emerging risks.

    The certificate has been designed for both new and experienced employees, including:

    • Compliance professionals
    • Technology professionals
    • Business line managers
    • Virtual asset managers or entrepreneurs
    • Professionals looking for a stepping stone towards taking CAFCA or CCAS
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    Course structure

    • Four-week online course
    • Available on desktop or mobile (and most other devices)
    • 30-minute introductory video featuring case studies and foundational principles
    • Two 90-minute live, interactive Virtual Classroom sessions
    • Pass a short, 20-question final assessment to receive your Virtual Currency and Blockchain Certificate
    • Results available immediately


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