Blockchain, Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currencies: Detailing Cutting-Edge Insights into Trends, Risks and Challenges

  • When: September 18, 2019
  • Time: 12PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: All

Ten years ago, the first bitcoin transaction relying on open ledger blockchain technology occurred. Since then, bitcoin and other forms of virtual currency have been used to pay for cups of coffee, as well as a wide variety of illicit products on the Dark Web. Digital currency has become both an alternative asset class for investment purposes and a component for layering funds to launder money. This webinar will provide cutting-edge insights into the trends and challenges posed by virtual currencies and the latest uses for the blockchain protocol, offering compliance professionals practical information to navigate and manage the associated anti-financial crime (AFC) regulatory risks.

Learning Objectives

  • Examining how virtual currencies and the blockchain protocol work, including how they impact financial institutions and AFC responsibilities such as transaction monitoring
  • Adjusting legacy systems to accommodate new and transformative products such as cryptocurrencies
  • Analyzing recent case studies and enforcement actions linked to the use and abuse of digital currencies to identify unique risks and strengthen oversight protocols

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Personnel
  • Technology Officers
  • Vendors/Technology Providers
  • Industry Consultants
  • Transaction Monitoring Specialists


  • Global
  • Banking
  • Fintech


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John Bandler
  • John Bandler, CAMS

  • Founder
  • Bandler Law Firm PLLC & Bandler Group LLC


John Bandler runs legal and consulting practices focused on helping corporations and individuals with cybersecurity and the prevention and investigation of cybercrime, money laundering, and other criminal activity. Prior to joining the private sector John served in government for twenty years as a prosecutor, police officer, and military officer. John was an Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney’s Office where he investigated and prosecuted global trafficking of stolen data and digital currency money laundering, among other offenses. Before that, he served as a State Trooper in the New York State Police for eight years, attended law school at night, and served as a commissioned officer in the Army Reserve. John writes, speaks, and teaches about cybercrime, cybersecurity, anti-money laundering, and law, and is the author of the book “Cybersecurity for the Home and Office” and a forthcoming book on Cybercrime Investigations. He holds many certifications including CAMS, and helped develop ACAMS certificate courses on cyber-enabled crime and virtual currency.

  • John Beccia

  • Co-Founder and CEO
  • FS Vector LLC

  • Patrick Murck

  • Affiiate
  • Berkman Klein Center at Harvard

Sherri Scott
  • Sherri Scott, CAMS-Audit

  • Agent


After completing her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Eastern Illinois University, Sherri worked as a bank regulator for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Her inquisitive nature led her to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence Unit. Subsequent to the FBI, she returned to the banking industry and sharpened her skills where Sherri personally led the investigation of a multi-million dollar international fraud scheme that was bought to prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Sherri is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and one of the few individuals to have both of the advanced CAMS certifications in Audit and Financial Crimes Investigations (FCI). The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) has published two of her white papers, “CannaBanking: Cultivating a Culture of Compliance” and “Cryptocurrency Compliance.