Managing Risks and Optimizing Opportunities of Virtual Currencies

  • When: June 23, 2020
  • Time: 12PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: All

In an age of innovation, virtual currencies remain a difficult challenge for anti-financial crime (AFC) professionals. With no central regulator, minimal transparency and multiple scandals linked to Darknet marketplaces, the promises of disruptive digital currencies also present a host of compliance quandaries. This authoritative panel will outline compliance and AFC issues posed by cryptocurrencies, as well as practical guidance on managing their risks as their presence in the global financial system grows.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyzing instances of criminal activity facilitated by cryptocurrencies to gain insights on unique AFC risks such as KYC/CDD
  • Reviewing status of regulatory developments globally to detail cross-jurisdictional compliance risks of cryptocurrencies
  • Evaluating developments of Facebook’s Libra initiative to stay current on crypto trends and assess potential future direction of virtual currency markets

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Personnel
  • Technology Officers
  • Industry Consultants
  • Vendors
  • Law Enforcement


  • Global
  • North America
  • Banking
  • Fintech
  • Digital Currency Exchanges


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Sarkis Mazraani
  • Sarkis Mazraani, CAMS

  • Senior Consultant, Regulatory Compliance Reporting

Liat Shetret
  • Liat Shetret, CAMS

  • Senior Advisor – Crypto Policy & Regulation
  • Elliptic


Liat Shetret is a Senior Advisor for Crypto-Policy and Regulation at Elliptic and an international strategic adviser for security and financial integrity and inclusion. For more than 15 years, she has led global capacity-building and technical assistance programs on anti–money laundering (AML), countering the financing of terrorism (CFT), financial inclusion, and countering violent extremism. She has formerly worked at the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, Citigroup Bank, the Global Center on Cooperative Security, and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee for Homeland Security. She has extensive experience implementing capacity-building assistance programs particularly in emerging markets and developing countries across Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. Liat holds a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)and a BA in political science and psychology from the University of Illinois. She is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).