AML Regulation for Cryptocurrency



AML Regulation for Cryptocurrency

Join North America’s top AML experts to discuss draft amendments to Canadian legislation, including amendments related to "virtual currency" in a panel moderated by Stephen Brent Sargeant, CAMS, CBP.

Doors: 6:00 - Networking
Opening: 6:30 - Regulations - A walk through the regulation process in Canada
Panel Discussion: 7:15 - An expert panel anchored by Amber Scott will discuss the regulations as related to cryptocurrency companies and other businesses.
Questions/Networking: 8:00 - Meet the panelists, ask questions and network with your fellow AML enthusiasts.

Panelists & Moderator:

Moderator: Stephen Brent Sargeant CAMS, CBP.

Stephen works in an Anti-Money Laundering Investigations capacity at cryptocurrency exchange, Bitfinex He is a FINTECH enthusiast that enjoys learning about Bitcoin and the Blockchain. Passionate about helping others, he has written articles and produced podcasts in order to help others in the Financial Crime Compliance field. He has collaborated with many groups promoting goodwill and positive initiatives in the Compliance and FINTECH communities. Although he has a legal background, he has proven to have a flare for networking in person and via social media platforms, which has amplified thought leadership and community building.

Amber Scott, Founder & Cheif AML Ninja at Outlier Canada

Amber is a compliance geek with a passion for technology. After graduating from the University of Waterloo with a BA, Amber joined the compliance group at one of Canada’s largest insurers where she focused on the implementation of technology-based processes to streamline compliance. She has since worked in in-house roles with major securities firms and banks. Somewhere along the line, she added MBA and a few other letters after her name and was bitten by the consulting bug. She joined a boutique compliance consulting firm, as well as a larger consulting firm, before launching Outlier Solutions Inc. (Outlier) in 2013.

Jason Beitchman, Partner at Rayman Beitchman LLP

Jason is a commercial litigation lawyer in Toronto. In addition to regularly handling shareholders and business-to-business litigation disputes, he has extensive experience with AML and Fintrac related litigation and regulatory proceedings, as well as assisting cryptocurrency clients with related litigation and regulatory matters. He was recently quoted in Bitcoin Magazine regarding the impact of incoming amendments to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.

Ana Badour, Partner at McCarthy Tétrault

Ana leads McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s national Fintech Group. She is a partner in their Financial Services Group, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a Certified Bitcoin Professional. She advises financial services entities, including financial institutions and Fintech entities, on regulatory compliance matters. She holds a LLM in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University, a LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a BMath (Operations Research) from the University of Waterloo.

Charlene Cieslik, Chief Anti Money Laundering Officer of Coinsquare

During her 20 year career, Charlene has held roles as the Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer, Chief Anti-Bribery Officer, and Chief Privacy Officer at several Canadian and Foreign scheduled banks, where she was responsible for the development, remediation, and execution of AML/ATF, anti-bribery, regulatory, and privacy programs.


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