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Panel Discussion: FATF’s Updated Guidelines on Virtual Assets (VAs) and Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs)

The updated FATF Guidance in 2021 expands on the already existing Financial Action Task Force (FATF) guidance on crypto-assets released in 2019.

Watch the webinar, where we discussed:

– The Overview and Impact of the Updated FATF Guidance on Virtual Assets (VAs) and Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs).

– Defining VAs and VASPs

– Dealing with P2P Transactions

– VASP Due Diligence

– How to Implement the New Guidance, and

– A dedicated Q&A session at the end

Hosted by Whitney Morgan, Head of Partnerships at Coinfirm, we’ll have a host of expert panelists for the free live webinar, including:

Josh Sterling – Former CFTC Division Director & Partner at Jones Day

Josh Sterling has 20 years of experience in the derivatives and securities markets, both as lead counsel to major companies and as a senior federal financial regulator to clients like Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and various self-regulatory organizations, including the National Futures Association (NFA) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)

Ehsan Haque – Global Head Legal & Compliance, Hamilton Capital

Ehsan Haque has spent nearly 20 years working as in-house counsel for a variety of institutions ranging from top tier investment banks, broker-dealers and Fintech start-ups.  Ehsan was the first General Counsel at Lendingblock, an institutional cryptocurrency borrowing and lending platform and General Counsel at Alphaswap, an alpha capture and investment management platform. He is currently Global Head, Legal & Compliance, at Hamilton Capital Holding Limited. 

Harriet Territt – Financial Markets Partner at Jones Day

A qualified lawyer, with 20 years of experience in resolving significant financial disputes and regulatory issues with a particular focus on the cutting edge of financial technology. Her practice covers all forms of complex financial instruments, with significant experience in derivatives and structured products.

Barbara Halasek, Head of Regulatory Affairs & Customer Engagement at Coinfirm

Barbara is a renowned Anti Money Laundering expert and has more than a decade of experience in the compliance and regulatory industry at world-renowned banks, investment, and software firms across the EU region. She is also a Co-Chair of the Public Sector Working Group at INATBA, the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications where she works to promote an open, transparent and inclusive global model of governance for blockchain and other distributed ledger technology infrastructures that reflects the shared interests of stakeholders from industry, start-ups and SMEs, civil society organisations, governments and international organisations. Barbara is presently also the Head of Regulatory Affairs & Customer Engagement at Coinfirm, where she acts as the bridge between blockchain tech startups, businesses, crypto exchanges and brands and the regulators- governments and international organisations like the FATF by helping private entities comply with constantly evolving regulatory policies.

Take a sneak peek into what the best in the blockchain tech and compliance worlds have to say about FATF’s new guidance and how to stay compliant in today’s dynamically changing environment.

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Coinfirm’s AML Platform for crypto assets is powering the mass adoption of blockchain by protecting the next generation of FinTechs being tainted by funds from ransomware hacks, human trafficking, sanctions evasion and terrorist financing by risk scoring entities, addresses and transactions.

Coinfirm’s risk management platform is used by governments, financial institutions, custodians, payment providers, investment funds and exchanges. The 5,600+ protocol-supporting AML Platform utilizes 330+ proprietary risk algorithms to provide a seamless, scalable solution to stringent regulatory requirements for both CeFi and DeFi.

Founded in 2016, Coinfirm is headquartered in the UK, with the company retaining offices in Poland, Canada, France and Japan. Over 250 entities have trusted the company to provide RegTech solutions to stay in compliance with crypto regulations.