This introductory level training will take place over 2 x 2-hour virtual webinars on the 23 & 24 November 2023.
Part 1 - Thursday 23 November 2023
Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
What are crypto currencies?
How does a blockchain work?
Public & private keys
‘Hot’ & ‘Cold’ wallets
Production & Storage of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain assets
Decentralised Finance (DeFi), Tokens and NFTs
What is Decentralised Finance (DeFi)?
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
Part 2 - Friday 24 November 2023
A Recap on the mechanics of virtual assets
Financial Crime Considerations
Typologies for virtual currency money laundering
Virtual assets and sanctions
Recent case studies
Terrorism financing observations
Observations and evolving typologies
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) - Virtual Assets update
The international view on digital assets and AML/CFT compliance expectations
Achieving effective risk management
A look at some of the resources that can assist in risk management
Expert Trainer at the School of International Financial Services
Ross is an experienced freelance financial crime consultant and professional trainer with over 20 years of experience. As an ex Detective and Accredited Financial Investigator, Ross initially focused on conducting money laundering investigations and stripping the illegally obtained assets of organised criminals.
Outside of UK law enforcement, Ross has previously held the title of Global Lead for Sanctions Compliance Training for the International Compliance Association, and is a visiting expert and trainer for several other financial crime and sanctions compliance training companies.