Crypto KYC/AML: The Balance Between Business Efficiency and Compliance

As the crypto and blockchain industry continues to evolve, we must find the right balance between growing compliance requirements, new (and often uncertain) regulation and business efficiency. With the popularity of cryptocurrency on the rise also comes a new era of money launderers that must be dealt with effectively. In addition, a new FATF initiative (Travel Rule) must be considered for the future of crypto AML. The Travel Rule challenge isworth a detailed discussion: is it another complication or a great tool for mass adoption that could bring crypto to the same level as traditional finance.

Join industry leaders at the Crypto Valley Association’s Western Chapter Crypto-AML Event in Lausanne, Switzerland. On March 4th, 2020 the top management and AML/Compliance professionals from crypto-related companies will gather to discuss a variety of topics pertaining to this increasingly important debate.

All these discussions will take place at the center of Lausanne, Switzerland. The innovative city serves as a strategic base easily accessible from all major cities. The venue itself is located just a minute from the train, offering scenic views from the Tibits conference rooms. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

AGENDA

14:45 - 15:00 Welcome coffee

15:00 - 15:10 Opening remarks by Jérôme Bailly, Executive Director at Crypto Valley Association and Emi Lorincz, CVA Western Chapter Chair. 

Session 1

The balance between compliance and business-efficiency. Crypto-customers onboarding and AML practice: Banking and exchanges.

15:10 - 15:20 Opening remarks: Ilya Volkov, CEO at YouHodler. 

15:20 - 15:50: Panel Discussion:

  • Gino Wirthensohn, Head of RegTech at Sygnum
  • Guido Rudolphi, Head Crypto Competence Center at SEBA
  • Ekaterina Anthony, Senior Compliance Manager, GWP
  • Alexander Suhobokov, Head of Fintech at Dukascopy Bank
  • Ilya Volkov, CEO at YouHodler, 
  • Kraken and/or Binance representatives

Moderator: Emi Lorincz, CVA Westrern Chapter Chair.

15:50 - 16:00, Coffee break. 

Session 2

Forensics and Blockchain analysis. Crypto AML Solutions.

16:00 - 16:10 Opening remarks: Chris Gschwend,  MME Legal

16:10 - 16:40: Panel Discussion:

  • Andrea Ramonio, VP Products, Elliptic
  • Guido Rudolphi, Head Crypto Competence Center at SEBA
  • Lukas Hug, VP Product Management Technology Solutions at Sygnum
  • Marina Khaustova, CEO Crystal Blockchain
  • Karim Chaib, Co-Founder XDLT 

Moderator: Karin Lorez, ScaleCompliance

Session 3

“Travel Rule” implementation challenge: another complication or a great tool for mass adoption? OpenVASP.

16:40 - 16:50 Opening remarks: David Riegelnig, Head of Risk Management at Bitcoin Suisse

16:50 - 17:30: Panel Discussion:

  • Chris Gschwend, MME Legal 
  • David Riegelnig, Head of Risk Management at Bitcoin Suisse
  • Jacques Dahan, VP, Sales Europe, CipherTrace
  • Katharina Lasota Heller, Attorney at Law at LEXcellence Legal Services
  • Delphine Forma, Head of Compliance Advisory and Partnerships at Lykke Business 

Moderator: Florian Ducommun Attorney-at-Law at HDC Law Firm 

17:30 - 19:00 Networking!