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Chainalysis Links New York will be held May 18-19th 2022. The expanded event will feature 3 tracks of amazing content over 2 full days.

At Chainalysis Links, we bring together leaders and experts from all parts of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. This two-day conference will offer beginner to advanced level content on topics ranging from DeFi to NFTs, web3 to crypto crime, and of course compliance, risk management, and investigations. 

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Featured Speakers

  • Him Das

    Acting Director,
    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) 

  • Adrienne Harris

    NY Department of
    Financial Services

  • Eric Adams

    City of New York

  • Laura Shin

    Unchained Podcast

  • Ben Gray

    Global General Counsel,

  • Sydney Schaub

    Chief Legal Counsel,

  • Vanessa Fernandes

    CEO, Itau Digital Assets, 
    Itaú Unibanco

  • Raj Gokal

    Co-Founder & COO,

  • Bryce Webster-Jacobsen

    Director of Intelligence Operations,

  • Samara Cohen

    Managing Director,
    Chief Investment Officer of
    ETF and Index Investments,

  • David Puth


  • Caroline Butler

    CEO of Custody Services and
    Global Head of Tax and
    Network Management,
    BNY Mellon

  • Chairman Rostin Behnam

    Commodity Futures Trading Commission

  • Sigal Mandelker

    General Partner,
    Ribbit Capital

  • Gavin Sather

    Calgary Police Service (CPS)

  • Amanda Tuminelli

    Kobre and Kim

  • Aidan Larkin

    Asset Reality

  • Felipe Vallejo Dabdoub

    Chief Regulatory Officer,

  • Michelle Sabins

    Chief Anti-Money Laundering
    and Sanctions Officer,
    Silvergate Bank

  • James Kiernan

    US BSA Officer,

  • Luca Cosentino.

    Head of Crypto,
    Cross River

  • Shawn Bradstreet

    Special Agent in Charge
    San Francisco Field Office,
    US Secret Service

  • Lindsey Chiesa 

    Computer Scientist,

  • Jarod Koopman

    Director, Cyber Crimes,

  • Seth Sattler

    Chief Compliance Officer,
    Digital Mint

  • Carole House

    Director for Cybersecurity and
    Secure Digital Innovation,
    White House National
    Security Council

  • Jessi Brooks

    Deputy Regulatory Counsel
    and Chief Compliance Officer,
    Ribbit Capital

  • Jay Kramer

    Managing Director,

  • Richard Widmann

    Head of Strategy for Digital Assets

  • Alma Angotti

    Global Legislative and Regulatory Risk Leader,

  • Candace Kelly

    Chief Legal Officer,
    Stellar Development Foundation

  • Alfarida Mohammed

    Senior Vice President of Compliance,

  • Elizabeth Roper

    Chief of the Cybercrime and
    Identity Theft Bureau (CITB),
    New York City District
    Attorney's Office

  • Christine Parker

    Vice President,
    Deputy General Counsel,

  • Neil Chopra

    Director, Business Solutions,

  • Nicholas Joseph

    Global Head of Financial
    CrimeCompliance and
    Money Laundering Reporting

  • Phil Hoetger

    Commander of the Technical
    Investigations Section,
    Calgary Police Service (CPS)

  • Mitch Krieger

    Business Intelligence Analyst,

  • Sara Yesalavich

    AML Investigations Manager,

  • Maura Liconte

    Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering,

  • Joseph Iuso

    Chief Anti-Money
    Laundering Officer,

  • Bruno Sousa

    Head of Global Expansion,

  • Rich Sanders


  • Erin Fracolli

    Global Intelligence and
    Investigations Analyst,

  • Maya Bakhai

    General Partner,
    Spice Capital

  • Erin West

    Deputy District Attorney,
    Santa Clara County

  • Richard Booth

    Senior Director,
    Blockchain & Digital Assets,
    Western Alliance Bank

  • Paul Bances

    Head of Global Market and
    Business Development,

  • Shira Brezis

    CEO and Co-founder,

  • Rumi Morales

    Head of Venture and
    Growth Equity Investments,
    Digital Currency Group (DCG)

  • Andrea Gacki


  • Phillip Silitschanu

    Research Director of
    Worldwide Blockchain,
    Cryptocurrency, and
    NFT Strategy,

  • Matthew C. Fraser

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
    and the Commissioner of the
    Office of Technology and
    New York City

  • Jim Gentile

    Sanctions Investigator,
    Office of Foreign Asset
    Control (OFAC)

  • Amy Pugh

    Associate General Counsel,
    Cross River

  • Michael Gronager

    Co-Founder & CEO,

  • Sari Granat


  • Pratima Arora

    Chief Product Officer,

  • Jonathan Levin

    Co-Founder & CSO,

  • Thomas Stanley

    President & CRO,

  • Bridget Barrot

    VP Customer Success,

  • Jacob Illum

    Chief Scientist,

  • Kim Grauer

    Head of Research,

  • Clark Flynt-Barr

    Senior Policy Advisor,

  • Yusuf Roso

    Director of Product Management, Data,

  • Caitlin Barnett

    Director of Regulation & Compliance,

  • Gurvais Grigg

    CTO, Public Sector,

  • Philip Gradwell

    Chief Economist,

  • Erin Plante

    Senior Director of Investigations,

  • Christian Woodward

    VP, Americas

  • Brianna Kernan

    LATAM Manager,

  • Brian Carter

    Senior Cybercrimes Specialist,

  • Matt Wilson

    Investigations Group
    Product Manager,

  • Dalia Kandeil

    Senior Product Manager,

  • Andy Granowitz

    Director of Product Management,

  • Joe Baerenz

    Training Specialist,

  • Jason Phan

    Director of Product Management, Core Services,

  • Caroline Malcolm

    Head of International Policy,

  • Anand Rao

    Principal Solution Architect,

  • Beth Bisbee

    Head of US Investigations,

  • Alanna Fischer

    Product Designer,

  • Quynh Tran Thanh

    Senior Product Manager,

  • Andrew Fierman

    Head of Sanctions Strategy,

  • Kayla Green

    Product Manager,

  • Jeff Billingham

    VP, Capital Markets,

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About the Speakers

  • Jonathan Levin

    Jonathan Levin is Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company. In his role as CSO, he is responsible for designing long-term strategic initiatives that help government agencies, cryptocurrency businesses, and financial institutions investigate illicit activity, comply with regulations, and mitigate risk through anti-money laundering technology and education. Jonathan is regularly called upon to testify for the U.S. Congress and other government hearings on the emerging risks and opportunities in cryptocurrencies. He is also a mentor for the Techstars Alchemist Blockchain accelerator.

    Prior to Chainalysis, he was the CEO of Coinometrics, which provided the first dashboard of blockchain intelligence. He was also a postgraduate economist at the University of Oxford, where he researched cryptocurrencies.

    Jonathan holds a BSC in Economics from Bristol University and Master of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Oxford. He lives in New York.

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About the Speakers

Him Das

Himamauli Das is the Acting Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. FinCEN’s mission is to safeguard the financial system from illicit use, combat money laundering, and promote national security through the strategic use of financial authorities and the collection, analysis, and dissemination of financial intelligence. FinCEN serves as the administrator and primary regulator of the Bank Secrecy Act for bank and non-bank financial institutions, including emerging payments involving virtual currency. FinCEN also is the Financial Intelligence Unit of the United States.

Him was most recently senior managing director and co-head of CFIUS advisory series at K2 Integrity and as a senior advisor at C&M International, the global policy and regulatory affairs affiliate of Crowell & Moring LLP. In these positions, among other things, he contributed to efforts to develop and deploy innovative technologies to help banks and financial services firms monitor transactions and customers to prevent and identify illicit finance. He has also advised on cryptocurrency policy and enforcement developments. Him has vast experience at the U.S. Department of the Treasury where he served as counselor to the Department’s General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel for International Affairs, and acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Trade and Investment. Him also served as Senior Director for International Trade and Investment at the National Security Council and National Economic Council where he oversaw international trade, investment, and sanctions matters, including efforts to impose targeted financial sanctions across a range of malign actors.

He also served as Deputy Legal Adviser at the National Security Council and as an attorney-adviser at the State Department and was integral to the drafting of the domestic and international framework to combat terrorist financing and the development of the USA PATRIOT Act. Him received a J.D. and M.P.P from the University of California at Berkeley; an M.Sc. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in astrophysics, planetary and atmospheric sciences; and, a A.B. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley.

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne A. Harris was nominated to lead the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) by Governor Kathy Hochul in August, 2021 and confirmed by the New York State Senate on January 25, 2022.

Superintendent Harris began her career as an Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City representing a number of U.S. and non-U.S. based corporations in various forms of litigation and regulatory matters, before accepting a position at the United States Department of the Treasury under President Obama.

While at the Treasury Department, Superintendent Harris served as a Senior Advisor to both Acting Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Mary Miller, and Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin. Her work ranged from financial reform efforts to identifying solutions to the student loan crisis, analyzing the nexus between foreign investment and national security, and working to promote financial inclusion and health in communities throughout the country.

Following her time at the Treasury Department, Superintendent Harris joined The White House, where she was appointed as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, as part of the National Economic Council. In this role, she managed the financial services portfolio, which included developing and executing strategies for financial reform and the implementation of Dodd-Frank, consumer protections for the American public, cybersecurity and housing finance reform priorities.

After leaving the White House in January 2017, Superintendent Harris went on to serve as General Counsel and Chief Business Officer at States Title, Inc. (now DOMA), which provides a more simple and affordable closing experience for homebuyers.

Prior to being nominated, she also served as a Professor and as Faculty Co-Director at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy's Center on Finance, Law and Policy at the University of Michigan, as well as a Senior Advisor at the Brunswick Group in Washington, D.C.

Laura Shin

Laura Shin is a crypto journalist, host of the Unchained podcast, and author of “The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze” (Public Affairs, 2022). During the course of writing her book, she and her sources uncovered who they believe was behind the biggest whodunnit in crypto — the 2016 DAO attack on Ethereum.

Formerly a senior editor at Forbes, she was the first mainstream journalist to cover crypto full-time, and her podcasts and videos have had more than 15 million downloads and views. Shin has spoken about cryptocurrency at places such as TEDx San Francisco, the International Monetary Fund, Singularity University and the Oslo Freedom Forum.

She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors from Stanford University and has a master of arts from Columbia University’s School of Journalism. She lives in New York City.

Sydney Schaub

Sydney Schaub is the Chief Legal Officer of Gemini Trust Company, LLC, a global digital asset exchange and custodian. In her role, Ms. Schaub is responsible for Gemini’s legal, compliance, and policy & regulatory affairs teams. Prior to joining Gemini, Sydney was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Rent the Runway, Inc. (NYSE: RENT), a technology and logistics company that has disrupted the retail industry. Prior to that, Ms. Schaub served as Acting Co-General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Square, Inc., now known as Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ), where she was responsible for payments regulatory and compliance matters, international expansion, and the legal aspects of the company’s public offering. Ms. Schaub started her legal career at Google Inc. She has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts, both in English Literature, from Stanford University.

Eric Adams

Mayor Eric Adams has served the people of New York City as an NYPD officer, State Senator, Brooklyn Borough President, and now as the 110th Mayor of the City of New York. He gave voice to a diverse coalition of working families in all five boroughs and is leading the fight to bring back New York City’s economy, reduce inequality, improve public safety, and build a stronger, healthier city that delivers for all New Yorkers.

Raj Gokal

Raj Gokal is the co-founder of Solana. He previously was director of product at Omada Health; an entrepreneur-in-residence at Rock Health; the co-founder of Sano, a minimally invasive glucose sensor company; and an investor at General Catalyst Partners. Raj has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Bryce Webster-Jacobsen

Bryce is the Director of Intelligence Operations at GroupSense, a leading provider in Digital Risk solutions. Bryce leads the day-to-day intelligence activities of GroupSense's Analyst and Research teams producing finished, tailored intelligence for our diverse clients. Prior to GroupSense, Bryce worked in strategic international education initiatives while pursuing OSINT training and investigations, primarily focused on studying extremist movements, as a passion project.

Ben Gray

Ben Gray is Global General Counsel at Paxos, a FinTech leader in blockchain and cryptocurrency infrastructure technology. At Paxos, Ben oversees the company’s worldwide legal and compliance teams and provides executive leadership on company direction and strategy. Prior to joining Paxos, Ben served as Block, Inc.’s (formerly Square Inc.) Global Chief Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel, where he administered the company's anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, sanctions, and anti-bribery and corruption compliance programs and advised on Block’s payments and regulatory legal issues. Ben also guided Block’s financial crimes technical function, which included data science and engineering teams. Prior to joining Block, Ben practiced law at Schwartz & Ballen LLP, a Washington, DC-based boutique financial services and banking regulatory law firm. At the firm, Ben advised traditional financial institutions, card networks, and fintech Fortune 500 companies on anti-money laundering compliance, licensing, enforcement, policy drafting, reporting, and record keeping. Prior to private practice, Ben worked as a federal financial regulator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Washington, DC reviewing banks for compliance with federal lending statutes and regulations.

Lindsey Chiesa

Lindsey Chiesa currently serves as a Computer Scientist for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Charlotte Division, assigned to Cyber Intrusion investigations. She works broadly with private industry and provides solutions to investigative teams, focusing on malware, botnets, and ransomware. Prior to joining the FBI, she spent 12 years in the US Intelligence Community.

Vanessa Fernandes

Vanessa is a multi-lingual, innovative, and experienced CTO at Itaú Unibanco based out of the New York Office, with international expertise in originating/launching and managing successful global business IT strategies. Including distributed ledger (blockchain), quantum computing, 5G, connecting the Fintech and Startup ecosystem in US with Itaú business and IT areas in Brazil.

David Puth

David Puth is the CEO of Centre, the company that governs the technology, policy, compliance, audit and reserve standards for USD Coin (USDC), the world’s fastest growing dollar-based digital currency.

Centre was founded in 2018 by market-leading companies Coinbase and Circle to enable the development and growth of Centre stablecoins, commencing with USDC, now the world’s second most active stablecoin. Stablecoins are price-stable cryptocurrencies that are transforming the global financial system by enabling payments to move domestically and across borders at the speed of the internet at little to no cost.

Centre was founded with the mission to connect every person, merchant and financial service in the world through the power of digital currency and open, public blockchain networks. Mr. Puth’s career spans more than three decades of leadership in the financial markets, payments, and technology sectors. Prior to joining Centre, he served as the CEO of CLS Group, a Designated Systemically Important Financial Market Utility, and the leading provider of risk management and operational solutions for the global foreign exchange market.

Mr. Puth also spent 19 years at J.P. Morgan, where he served on the JPMorganChase Executive Committee and the Investment Bank Management Committee. He has held key leadership positions in various industry bodies and has worked closely with policy makers on regulatory issues and on best practices for financial markets. Mr. Puth has held a number of public and private corporate board and advisory positions. He is also actively involved with non-profit activities. Since 1998, Mr. Puth has been a member of the board of the Robin Hood Foundation in New York and has served on the board of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston since 2009. 

Rostin Behnam

Rostin Behnam was sworn in as the CFTC’s 15th Chairman on January 4, 2022, following nomination by President Biden and unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Chairman Behnam previously served as CFTC Commissioner beginning September, 2017, and as Acting Chairman effective January 21, 2021. Since joining the CFTC, Chairman Behnam individually and as sponsor of the CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) advocated for the CFTC’s use of authority and expertise towards ensuring the derivatives markets operate transparently and fairly for participants and customers. Through his MRAC sponsorship, Chairman Behnam convened leading market experts and public interest groups to engage in public dialogue on such timely issues as global interest rate benchmark reform, central counterparty (CCP) risk and governance, and since the summer of 2019, climate-related market risk.

Chairman Behnam led the creation of the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee to examine climate-related impacts on the financial system. The Subcommittee’s efforts resulted in the September 2020 release of the report Managing Climate Risk in the U.S. Financial System, the first of-its-kind effort from a U.S. government entity.

Chairman Behnam’s arrival at the CFTC followed extensive experiences in financial markets policy. As Senior Counsel to Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, his major responsibilities included the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and related policy matters affecting the Treasury Department, the U.S. prudential regulators, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Prior to his work in the U.S. Senate, Chairman Behnam held several positions in financial markets and financial market regulation and compliance, including as a proprietary equities trader in New York City, an Investigator at the N.J. Bureau of Securities, within the state’s Office of the Attorney General, and private practice, focusing on corporate and transactional law.

Chairman Behnam received his A.B. from Georgetown University and law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law. Chairman Behnam lives in Baltimore with his wife and three daughters.

Sigal Mandelker

Sigal Mandelker joined Ribbit Capital as a General Partner in April 2020. Ribbit is an investment firm focused on financial services and technology. Prior to Ribbit, she served as Under Secretary of Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. As Under Secretary, Sigal supervised four main components of Treasury (OFAC, FinCEN, the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, and the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes). Before serving as Under Secretary of Treasury, Sigal was a partner at Proskauer in New York. Sigal also previously served in a number of senior positions in the U.S. government, including as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Justice Department, an AUSA in the Southern District of New York, Counselor to Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, and Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General. Sigal is also an Advisor to Chainalysis, is on the Boards of the Crypto Council for Innoviation and the Financial Technology Association, serves on the advisory group to the Digital Dollar Project, and is Member of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum Council.

Amanda Tuminelli

Amanda Tuminelli advises and defends clients in the cryptocurrency industry with particular focus on investigations relating to fraud and other allegations of misconduct.

Ms. Tuminelli also regularly designs aggressive and creative strategies to increase leverage and monetize high-value claims and to plan and pursue global crypto asset recovery campaigns. These strategies often include coordinating efforts across multiple international jurisdictions, analyzing litigation risks posed by different governing bodies, and leveraging her experience tracing digital assets and cryptocurrency to arrive at public and private remedies.

Aidan Larkin

Aidan Larkin is the CEO and Co-Founder of fintech startup Asset Reality. Asset Reality investigates, manages and realises seized crypto assets for public and private sector clients. A former criminal tax inspector for HM Revenue & Customs and experienced Seized Asset Manager, Aidan was the world's first seized crypto auctioneer. He also acts as a consultant for the UNODC, government agencies and NGO's to increase effectiveness in Asset Recovery building infrastructure around crypto asset enforcement.

Michelle Sabins

Michelle Sabins is the Chief Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Officer for Silvergate Bank. Silvergate is a leader in providing innovative financial infrastructure solutions and services for the growing digital currency industry. Michelle has over 25 years of financial institution and regulatory compliance management experience and has spent the last 15 years at Silvergate helping to build the Bank’s innovative compliance program tailored to serving the digital currency industry. She has previously served as Silvergate’s Chief Compliance, CRA, and Deposit Operations Officers, its Managing Principal of its Fintech Consulting Practice, and as a Strategic Business Change Partner.

Prior to her time at Silvergate, Michelle served in roles at other financial institutions such as Citibank and Bank of America in Southern California managing Loss Prevention, as a Client Financial Analyst, and in various retail banking positions.

Michelle holds a Master’s in Forensic Science with an emphasis in white-collar and financial fraud investigations, and she is both CRCM and CAMS certified.

James Kiernan

James is the US BSA Officer of SFOX, a crypto prime dealer. He has over a decade of leading organizations in the fight against Global Financial Crime, Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing with previous employers such as City National Bank of Florida, RBC Capital Markets and Morgan Stanley. James has served as a US Army Operations & Intelligence Officer of an Airborne Direct Support Civil Affairs Brigade supporting Overseas Contingency Operations in Africa and Eastern Europe. He is currently a Task Force Member of the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative, a Board Advisory Member of the National Child Protection Task Force, as well as a Board Advisory Member of the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Pace University and an MBA in Finance from Johns Hopkins University.

Felipe Vallejo Dabdoub

Felipe is currently Chief Corporate Affairs and Regulatory Officer at Bitso, the largest crypto exchange in Latin America, where he leads the company’s communication and public affairs efforts. In the past, Felipe has also overseen Bitso’s risk and cybersecurity departments. Felipe is part of the Mexican Blockchain Association’s board. Prior to joining Bitso, Felipe served as an advisor for North American Coordination at ProMéxico in Washington. He also worked at Interbanco, H + Hospitals, and Latin American Infrastructure. He was Coordinator of International Affairs in the Executive Office of the Governor in the State of Nuevo León. Felipe holds a BA in Economics from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, campus Monterrey, and a Law degree from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon. Felipe also holds a MA in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, where he acted as the Executive Director of the Latin American Policy Journal.

Shawn Bradstreet

Shawn Bradstreet is a federal law enforcement special agent with 25 years of experience with the U.S. Secret Service. Mr. Bradstreet is a Senior Executive Service leader focusing on cryptocurrency and cyber fraud related investigations throughout Northern California.

Previously, Mr. Bradstreet completed a four-month developmental assignment at PayPal Holding Incorporate as an Executive Advisor to the Chief Security Officer. He also served as the Resident Agent in Charge of the Secret Service’s San Jose Resident Office and oversaw the Service’s investigative, protection, and protective intelligence efforts throughout Silicon Valley.

Prior to this position, he supervised the Cyber Fraud Task Force and the Digital Evidence Forensic Lab in San Francisco and worked in the Criminal Investigative Division in Washington, DC. Mr. Bradstreet also served on the Presidential Protective Division during the Bush and Obama Administrations. He holds a Masters in Homeland Defense and Security from the Naval Postgraduate School and BA in Criminal Justice from Cedarville University.

Carole House

Carole House is the Director for Cybersecurity and Secure Digital Innovation for the White House National Security Council (NSC). Carole joins the NSC from the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), where she led cybersecurity, virtual currency, and emerging technology policy efforts as a Senior Cyber and Emerging Technology Policy Officer.  Prior to FinCEN, she worked as a Presidential Management Fellow supporting the White House Office of Management and Budget's Cyber and National Security Unit and the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on cybersecurity, supply chain risk management, and critical infrastructure protection policy issues. Carole is a former Army Captain who served in chemical defense and military intelligence until November 2014, including a deployment to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, from 2012 to 2013 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. She holds a BA in international affairs from the University of Georgia and an MA in security studies from Georgetown University.

Jessi Brooks

Jessi Camille Brooks is Deputy Regulatory Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Ribbit Capital, a global investment firm focused on the intersection of financial services and technology. Prior to joining Ribbit, Jessi was a National Security prosecutor at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. In this role, she led the investigation into the dismantling of three terror finance cyber-enabled campaigns, including the disruption of the al-Qassam Brigades’ Bitcoin fundraising scheme, and al-Qaeda’s scheme to rely on Telegram and fake charities to launder cryptocurrency and raise illicit funds. She also worked on the Bitfinex hack investigation as well as the DOJ's successful forfeiture of cryptocurrency from North Korean hackers and their Chinese co-conspirators. At the United States Attorney’s Office, Jessi spent a number of years prosecuting adult and child sexual abuse, homicide, and the led first “revenge porn” cases in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Stanford Law School.

Jay Kramer

Jay Kramer is the Managing Director of NCFTA’s New York Office where he coordinates the daily sharing of cyber threat intelligence between approximately 200 organizational partners and various law enforcement and academic organizations.

Jay most recently served as Director of Cyber Resilience at Bristol Myers Squibb where he implemented new approaches to speed incident response, improve crisis communications, and ensure the rapid recovery from the sector’s most commonly seen cyber threats.

Prior to his work at BMS, Jay was a Partner in the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice of a large national law firm, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith. At LBBS, Jay served as Breach Coach to hundreds of clients facing significant cyber incidents including ransomware/encryption attacks, the loss of sensitive data sets, and large monetary losses through a variety of cyber frauds.

Jay’s holistic view of the cyber threat landscape is informed by a successful career as an FBI Supervisory Special Agent and FBI attorney. His efforts to improve FBI’s cyber staffing, training, and policy have significantly helped the organization understand and respond to the growing cyber threat landscape.

Richard Widmann

Richard Widmann is Google Cloud’s Head of Strategy for Digital Assets where he leads the businesses expansion into the blockchain ecosystem alongside the newly formed Digital Assets team. Formerly, Richard was Product Counsel at Google where he advised Finance and Treasury on legal and regulatory matters. Richard architected Google's earliest blockchain partnerships with companies like Hedera, and Dapper Labs. In connection with his work on blockchain initiatives, he serves as one of Google's delegates on the Hedera Hashgraph Governance Council.

Richard has nearly a decade of experience advising senior executives on blockchain-based regulatory and transactional matters - before joining Google, Richard was a litigator at Sidley Austin where he focused his practice on high-profile white collar criminal investigations and DOJ/SEC enforcement actions. While at Sidley, Richard also advised some of the firm’s first cryptocurrency clients. He is a frequent speaker and author on the intersection between the law and cryptocurrency and is a guest lecturer on cryptocurrency for the Federal Bar Association.

Richard holds a JD from Northwestern University School of Law, a Master’s from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the College of New Jersey. Before he practiced law, he was a middle school English teacher.

Alma Angotti

Alma Angotti is a Partner in Guidehouse’s Financial Services Segment, and Global Legislative and Regulatory Risk Lead. Alma is a recognized expert in compliance and investigations with an emphasis on anti-money laundering (AML), combatting the financing of terrorism (CFT) and economic sanctions compliance.

Alma has over 10 years of consulting experience and has counselled her clients in a variety of projects, managed gap analyses, compliance program reviews, risk assessments, remediation efforts, investigations, and historical transaction reviews. Her clients include large, complex, global financial institutions, global payments institutions, mid-sized banks, broker-dealers, and Fintech and digital assets companies, hedge funds, casinos, and multinational corporations. She leads the firms cryptocurrency, digital assets and fintech projects.

Alma has also held interim senior compliance leadership positions at several global and regional financial institutions providing day-to-day management of their compliance programs and assisting them with remediation efforts, often in the context of a regulatory or criminal enforcement action. She has trained and advised the financial services industry and regulators and government officials worldwide on AML, sanctions, CFT, and other regulatory compliance issues.

In her 25 years of experience in regulation and enforcement, Alma held senior enforcement positions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). In these positions, she was responsible for investigations and enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act, the federal securities laws, and FINRA rules. At FinCEN and FINRA, she designed and lead the AML enforcement programs.

Erin Plante

Erin Plante is the Senior Director of Investigations at Chainalysis, where she leads the efforts of investigations globally alongside our public and private sector customers. Prior to joining Chainalysis, Erin spent 17 years investigating cybercrimes, with over a decade based between China and the Middle East focused on nation-state threat actors in those regions. Erin is a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist, and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Seth Sattler

Seth Sattler is the Chief Compliance Officer at DigitalMint, a cryptocurrency point-of-sale operator and ransomware liquidity provider. He received his Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Certification in 2016. Prior to joining DigitalMint, he worked as an AML Investigator at Huntington National Bank for its AML Model Management and Optimization Team.

Seth co-founded the Cryptocurrency Compliance Cooperative, a collaborative association that advocates for universally accepted compliance standards within the cryptocurrency industry. The organization brings industry experts together to assist in developing AML, anti-fraud, and anti-terrorist financing controls for the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Seth is a member of the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiatives Cryptocurrency Consortium, where he assists with developing its red flag typology guide. He also serves on multiple committees and international working groups related to elder abuse, child exploitation, ransomware intelligence, and fraud victimization.

Jarod Koopman

Jarod Koopman was named the Cyber Crime Director for IRS-Criminal Investigation in June 2016. In this capacity, Jarod established a new investigative section within CI and continues to focus priority on this emerging trend. His primary function is the oversight and management of all cyber-related activities at a national level. This consists of close interaction with public/private sector, industry and other law enforcement partners both domestic and international.

Jarod began his IRS career in 2001 as a Special Agent in Rochester, New York before taking over as the Supervisor there in 2010. He was selected for the Accelerated Senior Leadership Program (ASLP) the following year. In 2012, he went to Washington DC as a Senior Analyst in Refund Crimes where he focused on Virtual Currency and Identity Theft before being selected as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Chicago Field Office in 2013. From June 2014 until his current role, Jarod served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Office. As such, he oversaw and directed all CI investigative activities in the state of Michigan. Under his leadership, the Detroit FO successfully produced outstanding results and efforts that garnered recognition at both the regional and national levels. In the past five years as the Director, IRS-Criminal Investigation has continued to expand their capabilities and solidified its role as the prominent force in cryptocurrency tracing and dark web activities. Notable investigations include Liberty Reserve, Silk Road I and II, Alphabay, Btc-e, Mt Gox, Welcome2Video, OneCoin, Helix, Bitcoin Fog, xDedic and Backpage. Jarod is currently serving as the Acting Executive Director over the newly formed Cyber and Forensic Services section. This section was created as part of the CI reorganization and design efforts to align priorities and services.

Candace Kelly

Candace Kelly is the General Counsel of the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of Stellar, an open-source network that connects the world's financial infrastructure. She leads SDF’s legal team, that is responsible for all of SDF’s legal affairs and the policy team that is focused on bridging the gap between the public and private sectors, fostering dialogue and growing partnerships with global regulators and policymakers.

Prior to joining SDF, Candace worked for Uber Technologies, Inc., where she held a variety of positions, helping to navigate the company’s response to regulatory investigations and advising on safety, security, privacy, consumer protection, and law enforcement response.

Candace brings her vast legal experience to SDF, most notably her 17 year career at the United States Department of Justice, where she held positions as a legal and policy advisor on national security, criminal, and civil rights issues in leadership offices in Washington D.C. and as a prosecutor in the Northern District of California. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Williams College and a Juris Doctor from University of California (UC), Hastings College of the Law.

Candace is a Board member of the Blockchain Association, a member of the Janet Reno Endowment Committee, and an Advisory Board Member for the UC Hastings Center for Business Law.

Joseph Iuso

Joseph Iuso, is a solutions-focused Senior Executive and Consultant with more than 30+ years of success across the IT, AML compliance, banking, financial services, e-commerce, digital currency, and identity industries. He has leveraged his extensive experience in support of the financial services and retail payments sectors to ensure optimal ROI and compliance with AML/CTF regulatory requirements.

Joseph is the Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer at Bitbuy, and also serves as the Executive Director for the Canadian Money Service Business Association, Head of Business Development at KYC2020, Chief Compliance Officer at Payment Source, and Advisor at Unitralis. In addition, Mr. Iuso serves on many of the FINTRAC working groups related to Money Service Businesses, Dealers in Virtual Currencies, and in the main working group that reviews Policy and Regulatory changes and updates.

Throughout his career Joseph has held Executive/Senior leadership positions at companies including UseMyServices, TEKchand, ACHreturnsRX, JAWZ, RBC, CIBC, IBM, ISM, ACI, ING Direct, as well as other board positions in FinTech, and not-for-profit organizations.

Joseph is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist with ACAMS, graduate from Mohawk College with a Computer System Technology Degree, and holds a number of other certifications in Cryptocurrencies, Project Management, Compliance, Business, and Technical areas.

Samara Cohen

Samara Cohen, Managing Director, is the Chief Investment Officer of ETF and Index Investments (EII). In this capacity, she leads the teams responsible for delivering the market quality and investment integrity of BlackRock's index funds and iShares ETFs.

Samara's teams are encompassed of portfolio engineers, risk managers, platform architects, market structure developers and product operating model designers. Who seek to lead boldly in the modernization of the indexing industry and ETF markets to help more and more people achieve financial well-being.

Samara is a member of the ETF and Index Investments Management Committee, the firm's Vote Issues Advisory Committee, Global Operating Committee, and Global Executive Committee-Investment Subcommittee. She is a Senior Advocate for the Black Professional's Network.

Samara first joined BlackRock in 1993 as an analyst in the Institutional Client Business group. Prior to rejoining BlackRock in 2015, she was a Managing Director in the Securities Division of Goldman Sachs. She served as Chief Operating Officer of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) Americas Sales and led the Global Market Transition team which developed and delivered solutions to clients in an evolving market structure and changing regulatory environment. Previously, Samara worked in Interest Rate Products at Goldman Sachs where she was responsible for developing strategies in interest rate and derivative markets for a broad range of institutional clients, including banks, insurance companies, asset managers and hedge funds.

Samara earned a BS Econ in Finance from the Wharton School and a BA in Theatre Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania. She earned an MBA from Harvard Business School."

Christine Parker

Christine Trent Parker is a Vice President, Deputy General Counsel Regulatory (US) and Legal Operations at Coinbase. Prior to joining Coinbase, Ms. Parker was a Partner at Reed Smith in New York, where she focused on regulatory, enforcement, and transactional matters related to commodities, derivatives, and cryptocurrencies. Parker also focuses on advances in Fintech and Blockchain matters related to financial products, and the regulatory and legislative efforts governing them. Prior to her time at Reed Smith, Ms. Parker worked at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York as a member of the firm’s Commodities, Futures and Derivatives, and Capital Markets groups and served as co-chair of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Network of Black and Latinx Lawyers. Ms. Parker has previously served as legislative counsel to Senator Charles E. Schumer on energy, defense, and related foreign policy issues. Ms. Parker received a J.D. from Yale Law School in 2006 and a B.A. from Yale University in 2000.

Neil Chopra

Neil Chopra is Director, Business Solution at Fireblocks working with banks, asset managers, and fintechs on developing digital asset strategy and roadmaps to deliver and scale products and services in market.

Prior to joining Fireblocks, Neil spent three and a half years at Ripple enabling next generation global payment offerings leveraging digital assets. Neil’s experience before entering the blockchain and crypto space was focused on working with large multinational corporates on process design and technology implementations within their treasury functions, including global cash and liquidity management, payments and hedging.

Nicholas Joseph

Nicholas Joseph is currently the Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance, and the UK and Australian Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) for Worldpay (part of FIS). Prior to joining Worldpay, he held various senior anti-financial crime roles at Deutsche Bank, where he managed financial crime and reputational risks. Before Deutsche Bank, he was the Chief Compliance Officer and UK MLRO for a new international private equity division (investing in renewable projects) of GE Capital. Nicholas was also the chair and co-chair of the ACAMS UK Chapter from September 2017 to September 2019.

Prior to Nicholas working in the financial sector, he was a senior British diplomat for over 13 years for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where he focused on geopolitical, intelligence and global financial crime issues (e.g. sanctions, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering). Nicholas also represented the UK government on the UN Security Council in Geneva, Switzerland, where he participated in nuclear disarmament, export controls and human rights negotiations. He was also posted to Dubai, UAE, where he covered regional geopolitical and sanctions issues for the UK government."

Gavin Sather

Cst. Sather joined the Calgary Police Service in 2012 and has worked in multiple areas across the Service, including Frontline Patrol, Special Projects, General Investigations, Centralized Break and Enter and is currently working as the lead Cryptocurrency Investigator in the Cybercrimes Unit.
Additionally, Cst. Sather is a current instructor for Cyber courses internally and externally covering all levels from basic to advanced. He has successfully worked with agencies all over the world including FBI, HSI, Secret Service, Metropolitan Police, Europol and many agencies across Canada. Gavin takes prides in sharing his Crypto knowledge by mentoring and educating members, allowing for attribution for cyrpto-related investigations.

Phil Hoetger

Phil Hoetger joined the Calgary Police Service in 1999 and has worked in a wide variety of areas across the Service, including frontline patrol and Air Support. He has worked as a Patrol Sergeant, Mountain Bike Sergeant as well as Duty Staff Sergeant and Duty Inspector in the Real Time Operations Centre, overseeing 24/7 police operations in Calgary. Phil is a nationally certified Critical Incident Commander and has extensive incident management experience for natural disasters, civil unrest and major investigations. Throughout his career he has undertaken extensive advanced police training and has served in senior multi-agency positions. Recently Phil was in charge of the Criminal Networks Section, overseeing Intelligence, undercover operations and confidential informant handling. Phil is the Commander of the Technical Investigations Section, which includes Cyber Crimes, Digital Forensics, Economic Crimes, Money Laundering, Electronic Surveillance, Robbery and Arson. Phil serves on a number of local and national police committees and boards and is currently Co-Chair of National Police Service CyberCrime Committee.

Maura Liconte

Maura Liconte has over 20 years of Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) strategic senior executive experience and her experience covers all aspects of the AML industry globally and domestically. Her recent experience primarily covers development of risk assessments/streamlining workflows and processes/management of the Financial Crimes areas including the remediation of the client onboarding/transaction monitoring/investigations/sanctions/risk and controls programs related to the regulatory Cease and Desist findings, Memorandums of Understanding as well as self-identified issues at several institutions/broker-dealers and fintech firms.

As of May 2021, Maura is the Global Head of AML at BlockFi, one of the fastest-growing global crypto financial services companies. She is responsible for the strategic build out of BlockFi’s AML program globally to cover the crypto currency and institutional products, as well as the following initiatives: KYC and Transaction Monitoring, governance, development of the annual risk assessment for all entities of BlockFi, risk management controls and regulatory reporting.

Prior to BlockFi, Maura was the Deputy Head of Financial Crimes Investigation (“FCI”) Division, Director at Deutsche Bank for six years. The FCI Division included the following areas as part of her oversight: Special Investigations, Analytics, Investigations, Suspicious Activity Reporting, Risk and Controls, Governance, User Acceptance Testing and the Management Information teams. Maura also held the following positions: Head of Financial Intelligence Operations at Standard Chartered Bank, Head of Anti-Money Laundering at Lloyd’s Banking Group, as well as Deputy Head of AML at Royal Bank of Scotland and AML Officer at Toronto Dominion Securities.

Sara Yesalavich

Sara Yesalavich has six years of Compliance experience including two years of Anti-Money Laundering experience. Sara is currently the AML Investigations Manager at BlockF, a crypto financial services company. As the investigations lead, she currently manages a team of six individuals and conducts the oversight of all of the analysis conducted on the investigations via automated surveillance tool Chainalysis for the cryptocurrency transactions, the quality assurance testing of the completed investigations as well as the drafting/filing of the suspicious activity reports with FinCEN.

Mitch Krieger

Mitch Krieger is a data analyst/scientist focused in the blockchain space currently working on the data science team at BlockFi, a global crypto financial services company, working with partners across the finance, compliance, fraud and client services verticals. Mitch began his career as an educator, working for 7+ years in both teaching and administrative roles at institutions such as New York University, CITYterm at The Masters School, and L!FE Leaders (where he still serves on the board). Leveraging data science and machine learning tools such as python, SQL, databricks, spark, Tableau, and more, Mitch works with business partners to make better data-driven decisions. Alongside his technical skills, Mitch utilizes his background as an educator to craft compelling data stories and generate powerful insights from complex data sets in ways that both technical and non-technical stakeholders can understand and utilize in their work.

Caroline Butler

Caroline Butler is BNY Mellon’s CEO of Custody Services and Global Head of Tax and Network Management. Based in New York, Caroline reports to the CEO of Asset Servicing and Head of Digital and is a member of the Asset Servicing and Digital Executive Council.

In this role, Caroline focuses on product strategy and development, and works with key stakeholders across Asset Servicing and the firm to drive end-to-end delivery of solutions to our clients. Caroline is also responsible for driving the continued transformation of our custody offering across global markets as digital and new operating models play an increasingly important role in how we meet client needs.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Caroline spent nearly two decades at J.P. Morgan, where she was most recently Head of Global Custody Product for the Americas, which included leading the development of the exchange-traded funds servicing product. Caroline has experience working across a range of investment services and trading businesses primarily centered on product management and development. Caroline brings experience working in three key regions. She began her career in Europe as a fund accountant for AIB/BNY Securities Services, worked in Australia as a Portfolio Analyst for Bankers Trust, and spent several years in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo at JPMorgan.

Bruno Sousa

Bruno Ramos de Sousa is the Head of Global Expansion and interim Head of USA of Hashdex. He joined Hashdex as the Head of Legal and Compliance in the company’s early days, and led numerous initiatives, including the launch of the world’s first crypto ETFs. Prior to Hashdex, Bruno worked at Veirano Advogados, where he headed the Fintech practice, and in the Capital Markets practice at Davis Polk & Wardwell, in New York, and other Brazilian firms. He has nearly two decades of experience working in the corporate practices of international law firms, in M&A, equity and bond offers an other transactions totalling several billion USD, with recognitions from Chambers & Partners and other law firm directories for his Corporate/M&A work, and was recognized in 2018 by Who’s Who Legal as a Leading Individual in Fintech. Mr. Sousa has an LLB from the Universidade de São Paulo and completed the Fintech Programme at Oxford University’s Saïd School of Business.

Rich Sanders

Rich Sanders is a founder of CipherBlade, a blockchain investigations firm and Chainalysis CIP. Rich is seen as a subject-matter expert by government agencies, top law firms, and cryptocurrency exchanges on blockchain-related cybercrime. Rich is widely considered to be one of the only “seasoned” experts that is qualified to opine on cryptocurrency-related cybercrime.

Erin Fracolli

Erin Fracolli is a member of Binance's Global Intelligence & Investigations team, where she works closely with the NCFTA. Prior to joining Binance, she worked in corporate investigations and due diligence, and has a background in international affairs.

Maya Bakhai

Maya Bakhai is the General Partner at Spice Capital, an early stage web3 fund. Previously, she led investments for Kevin Durant’s Thirty Five Ventures where she invested in Coinbase, Robinhood, Dutchie, OpenSea and Dapper Labs. She’s an avid angel investor - beloved by founders and collaborative with other VCs. You can find her pumping her favorite company Crocs on Twitter, trading NFTS, and convincing every woman she meets to start investing.

Erin West

Erin West has spent 24 years as a Deputy District Attorney in Santa Clara County, California. She has special expertise in high tech, sexual assault, hate crimes and search and seizure. Ms. West is currently assigned as the prosecutor to the REACT task force, a multi-agency high tech team made up of law enforcement from a number of local and federal agencies. Along with the agents at REACT, Ms. West was one of the first nationwide to investigate and prosecute SIM-swapping, resulting in millions of dollars of losses of cryptocurrency to both individuals and businesses. Careful tracing and swift seizures enabled the recovery and return to victims of a significant portion of the assets.

Richard Booth

Richard Booth is senior director for Western Alliance Bank’s Blockchain & Digital Assets group, where he serves clients and provides compliance expertise in this emerging area.

Mr. Booth joined Western Alliance as an accomplished financial professional specializing in adapting risk and compliance for innovative banking programs. Before joining Western Alliance in early 2022, he held senior-level compliance officer positions with UBS, Signature Bank and Hudson City Savings Bank.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Seton Hall University and completed the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking and Leadership Certificate program at the University of Pennsylvania-Wharton. In addition, he has earned Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designations.

Paul Bances

Paul is currently the Head of Global Market and Business Development for PayPal’s new Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Digital Currencies (BCDC) business unit. Prior to the creation of the new business unit, he was the head of PayPal’s strategic Global Business Development team for the Americas and oversaw the launch of PayPal’s first consumer cryptocurrency service.

Paul has over 20 years of global financial services/fintech experience that has spanned across business development/strategy, as well as legal and regulatory. Prior to rejoining PayPal in 2019, he worked at MoneyGram International, a global money remittance company, leading the company’s US, Canada, Latin America, and Caribbean business.

Alfarida Mohammed

Alfarida is a Senior Vice President of Compliance at FTX.US focusing primarily on leading the cryptocurrency exchanges compliance program in the US. Prior to joining FTX.US, Alfarida worked at UBS in Compliance in Chicago, London, and New York, most recently in the Asset Management division.

Alfarida has an undergraduate degree in Politics from Goldsmiths, University of London and graduated from BPP Law School, London in 2010.

Alfarida is passionate about creating true Equity and Inclusion in society and as such serves on the Greenwood Project Board, an organization that benefits diverse, underserved students as well as partner firms’ efforts towards enhanced Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.

Elizabeth Roper

Liz is the Chief of the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau (CITB) at the New York County District Attorney’s Office. CITB handles prosecutions involving cybercrime and cyber-enabled crime, including computer and network intrusions, intellectual property theft, child pornography, identity theft, check and credit card fraud, and money laundering. Liz joined the Office in 2006, and spent five years handling a wide spectrum of cases in the Trial Division. During that time, Liz was simultaneously designated as a “Major Case Assistant” in the former Identity Theft Unit. In that capacity, she handled long-term investigations of various financial crimes, including a complex wiretap investigation into credit card fraud and identity theft that resulted in the prosecution of over 20 defendants. In 2011, Liz was assigned to the Official Corruption Unit, where she investigated misconduct by uniformed officials in New York City. In 2013, Liz joined the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau full time. She was a member of the trial team that secured the convictions, on 99 counts, of a Ukrainian national who was trafficking in stolen credit card data and his U.S.-based customers. In 2014, Liz was named Deputy Chief of CITB. In that capacity, she oversaw the investigation and prosecution of a variety of cybercrime and fraud cases, as well as the development of the Cybercrime Intelligence Unit. The CIU conducts proactive, targeted investigations of transnational targets who commit sophisticated, financially-motivated cybercrime. Liz was also a member of the trial team in People v. Aleynikov, CITB’s prosecution of a computer programmer who stole valuable code for a high-frequency trading platform. After the defendant was convicted, Liz handled the appellate litigation in that case, resulting in the conviction being affirmed by both the Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals.

In 2018, Liz was named Chief of CITB. In her current role, she oversees a staff of approximately 70 people, including the attorneys and analysts who handle CITB’s investigations and prosecutions, the CIU, and the High Technology Analysis Unit (HTAU), which is responsible for the digital forensics work across the D.A.’s office. In January 2022, she received the Robert M. Morgenthau Award from the District Attorney’s Association of New York.

Liz is a graduate of Vassar College, and received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

Shira Brezis

Shira Brezis is the CEO and co-founder of Redefine. Founded in 2021, Redefine focuses on security risk management and active risk mitigation for institutional players in the DeFi (Decentralized Finance) space. Prior to that, Shira gained extensive cyber security experience working for the Israeli government for over a decade. She has been deeply involved in the Crypto world since 2012, and in 2018, founded the FinTech Labs in the Technology and Innovation department of the Israeli Prime Minister's office. Shira holds a PhD. in the field of Law and Economics from The University of Chicago Law School and an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, majoring in finance.

Rumi Morales

Rumi is Head of Venture and Growth Equity Investments at Digital Currency Group (DCG), the most active investor in the digital currency industry, with investments in over 200 companies in 35 different countries. Rumi joined DCG in 2022 after nine years in the blockchain and cryptocurrency investment space, as head of the venture arm of the CME Group and partner at Outlier Ventures, the leading metaverse accelerator. Previously, Rumi established the Global Markets Institute during her tenure at Goldman Sachs and launched her own data innovation consultancy and economic research firm.

Rumi is a Board Member of several non-profit institutions including the Girl Scouts of the USA, the Negaunee Music Institute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the BitGive Foundation, and the Chamber of Digital Commerce, and is also an Advisor or Board Member to several startups and venture funds in emerging technologies. She received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and received her MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.

Andrea Gacki

From January 2021 to December 2021, Andrea Gacki performed the functions of the Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI). Since September 2019, Andrea has officially served as the Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which is a component of TFI in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. OFAC is the federal agency charged with implementing and enforcing economic sanctions on behalf of the U.S. government.

Andrea previously served as the Deputy Director of OFAC, starting in March 2017. She also served contemporaneously as the acting Deputy Director and as the Associate Director for Compliance and Enforcement at OFAC from 2014 until March 2017. She also served as OFAC’s Assistant Director for Licensing from 2010 to 2014. Andrea first joined OFAC in March 2008 as the Senior Sanctions Advisor for Program Policy & Implementation. Prior to joining OFAC, Andrea was a trial attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she litigated a broad range of constitutional matters at the district court level, but also importantly represented OFAC by, among other things, defending against designation challenges brought by the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation and the Islamic American Relief Agency. Andrea also served as a senior member of the Justice Department’s Terrorist Designation Team. Before joining the Justice Department, Andrea was an associate at the law firm of Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells LLP), and she clerked for the Honorable Avern Cohn on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Phillip Silitschanu

Phillip Silitschanu is the Research Director of Worldwide Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and NFT Strategies, and is also the head of the IDC Web3 Working Group. He has been involved in Blockchain and Crypto since 2013, writing his first white paper on the subject in 2014, and has spoken at many Blockchain and Crypto conferences, including developing a Blockchain / DeFi conference in NYC. He has also produced numerous further white papers on the use of Blockchain in financial services, as well as numerous consulting engagements for research firms and financial services firms. He joined a Blockchain / STO start-up, which was acquired by a VC firm, prior to joining IDC.

Phillip is widely recognized in the press as an expert on the application of blockchain, capital markets, and financial services. He has been cited extensively in Barron’s, Business Week, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Funds Europe, Investments & Pensions Europe, and more. He has taught courses on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) in Latin American, Blockchain, and others; and co-authored the Euromoney Books “Multi-Manager Funds: Long Only Strategies for Managers and Investors.”

He is fluent in English, French, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish; and holds a Juris Doctor from Stetson University, an MBA from Babson College, and a BS in Finance from Boston University.

Matthew C. Fraser

Matthew C. Fraser is New York City's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and the Commissioner of the Office of Technology and Innovation. The Chief Technology Officer plays a central role in City government, coordinating technology-related projects and policy Citywide. The Chief Technology Officer leads the Office and Technology and Innovation which is a consolidation of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, and the former NYC Cyber Command Center, the Mayor’s Office of Information Privacy, the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics, and the Algorithms Management and Policy Officer. Consolidating the City’s entire IT agency portfolio, CTO Fraser is uniquely qualified to put forward a central strategy that will bring agility, efficiency, and modernization to the City’s IT infrastructure. He is committed to the democratization of technology by expanding broadband and the use of technology products and services in a manner that is equitable and user-centered. CTO Fraser also administers the newly-created Joint Security Operations Center (JSOC), a first-of-its-kind cybersecurity hub which allows city, state and federal entities to coordinate efforts to combat cyber threats.

Most recently, CTO Fraser served as Deputy Commissioner for Information Technology at the New York Police Department (NYPD), where he oversaw the successful launch of several initiatives, including community-based initiatives such the NYPD On-Line Reporting Service, which allows members of the public to report low-level crimes, as well as initiatives focused on crime reduction and precision policing. CTO Fraser spearheaded the efforts to leverage technology to address violent crime conditions by expanding of Citywide gunshot detection coverage and the number of ARGUS cameras deployed across the City, and by rehabilitating security cameras covering NYCHA housing developments. These efforts led to faster response times and provided additional context for responding officers to aid in swift apprehension of violent perpetrators. CTO Fraser also led the development and deployment of the NYPD’s first digital workforce management suite of applications, providing Department leadership with real-time access to workforce availability and detailed resource assignment information.

CTO Fraser has over 17 years of information technology experience across government and the private sector, including with the NYPD, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the Mayor’s Office, the NYC Department of Buildings and as a Director of Consulting Services at Gartner.

CTO Fraser is a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn, NY.

Jim Gentile

Jim Gentile is a Sanctions Investigator with the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and investigates virtual currency crimes. Prior to joining OFAC, Jim was an instructor at the Academy for Defense Intelligence, and course manager of the Counter Threat Finance courses, and has taught over 1,000 students from the federal law enforcement, intelligence, and military communities. Jim is a proud graduate of Norwich University, the Military College of Vermont where he earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration. Jim is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

Amy Pugh

Amy Pugh is Associate General Counsel, where she leads the Fintech Banking and Digital Asset teams at Cross River from a legal perspective. In this role, she focuses on Cross River’s rapidly scaling marketplace lending, payments, Banking-as-a-Service and crypto offerings. Amy joined Cross River in December 2019 and has extensive experience developing and expanding new products and programs for businesses in a safe and compliant manner. Amy attended University of Kentucky for her undergraduate degree and has a JD from Salmon P Chase College of Law.

Michael Gronager

Michael Gronager is Co-founder and CEO of Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company. As CEO, Michael is responsible for running all facets of the business in order to provide leading anti-money laundering and investigative services for government agencies, cryptocurrency businesses, and financial institutions. Prior to founding Chainalysis, Michael was the Co-founder and COO of Kraken, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges. Michael also holds a PhD in Quantum Mechanics from the Technical University of Denmark. Michael serves on the Board of a Top500 Supercomputer Center and is a founding member of the Working Group for the 5th European AML Directive (5MLD).

Pratima Arora

Pratima is a revenue-generating, product strategy, tech-loving mastermind who is delivering Chainalysis’ blockchain data platform to customers globally. A self-proclaimed geek, she loves to solve the toughest customer problems with simple and intuitive solutions. Pratima has worked with SalesForce and Atlassian and sits on the board of Digitalocean.

Jonathan Levin

Jonathan Levin is Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company. In his role as CSO, he is responsible for designing long-term strategic initiatives that help government agencies, cryptocurrency businesses, and financial institutions investigate illicit activity, comply with regulations, and mitigate risk through anti-money laundering technology and education. Jonathan is regularly called upon to testify for the U.S. Congress and other government hearings on the emerging risks and opportunities in cryptocurrencies. He is also a mentor for the Techstars Alchemist Blockchain accelerator.

Prior to Chainalysis, he was the CEO of Coinometrics, which provided the first dashboard of blockchain intelligence. He was also a postgraduate economist at the University of Oxford, where he researched cryptocurrencies.

Jonathan holds a BSC in Economics from Bristol University and Master of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Oxford. He lives in New York.

Gurvais Grigg

Gurvais C. Grigg is a recognized technology executive with 26 years of public and private sector investigative and financial experience working to connect government and industry partners to the cryptocurrency industry. Grigg, Global Public Sector Chief Technology Officer for Chainalysis, is responsible for connecting global governments with the cryptocurrency industry to create a more reliable, fair, and open market for the world to transact.

Grigg served 23 years as a Special Agent and executive for the FBI conducting and leading criminal and national security investigations. Grigg has designed and built state-of-the-art operational and technical capabilities to help identify and track suspected terrorists, spies, and criminals and their finances.

Philip Gradwell

Philip Gradwell is Chief Economist at Chainalysis, the blockchain data platform. He is the product lead for Market Intel, on-chain data to inform research and investment in cryptocurrency markets, and writes a weekly Market Intel Report. Prior to joining Chainalysis, Philip led a team of economic consultants working globally on energy system analysis and climate change economics.

Caitlin Barnett

Caitlin's legal and compliance experience encompasses both cryptocurrency and traditional finance. As Director of Regulation and Compliance at Chainalysis, she helps leading financial institutions strategize and build compliance programs in order to adopt cryptocurrencies and offer new products to their customers. In addition, Caitlin helps facilitate dialogue with regulators and the industry on key policy issues within the cryptocurrency industry. Previously, as Chief Compliance Officer at Bitstamp USA, she supervised their BSA/AML Program and maintained regulatory relationships with both federal and state regulators within the United States. Prior to Bitstamp, Caitlin was Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at Gemini Trust Company, LLC. She has also served as a Senior AML investigator and Assistant Vice President, Senior Counsel at JP Morgan Chase.

Thomas Stanley

Thomas has over 30 years of technology experience. He is a passionate and disruptive force in building loyal teams that make revolutionary impact. Thomas brings the skills to build and scale Chainalysis to being the world leader in building trust in cryptocurrency for both public and private sector organizations. Prior to Chainalysis, he held global roles at NetApp and Tanium. Thomas is a board director for NC A&T State University, Sprout Social, Nasuni and Boys Hope Girls Hope International.

Brian Carter

Brian Carter is currently a Senior Cybercrime Specialist at Chainalysis, Inc., collecting intelligence and supporting investigations involving malware, criminal markets, threat actor groups and fraud. Prior to Chainalysis, Brian has led teams and programs at Anthem Inc., and government contracts related to detection sensors, SIEM; threat intelligence; intrusion and security; and adversary simulations. Within these programs and teams, Brian has developed highly effective capabilities to detect and defend against attacks, analytical reports and original research, and investigative workflows with extensive datasets. He has been researching and actively focused on threat intelligence for over 20 years.

Erin Plante

Erin Plante is the Senior Director of Investigations at Chainalysis, where she leads the efforts of investigations globally alongside our public and private sector customers. Prior to joining Chainalysis, Erin spent 17 years investigating cybercrimes, with over a decade based between China and the Middle East focused on nation-state threat actors in those regions. Erin is a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist, and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Christian Woodward

Christian Woodward is the VP of Americas for Chainalysis.

Before Chainalysis, Christian was CRO at, a Silicon Valley-based leader in machine learning and AI for the enterprise. Prior to that, Christian led the Americas for OutSystems, a Boston-based privately held pioneer in the low-code/no-code world. Earlier in his career, Christian was both a leader and seller for industry leaders like VMware, New Relic and Apple. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton, where he was a four-year Division 1 athlete and earned his MBA with honors from Virginia Tech.

Christian and his family live outside of Washington DC, in Great Falls, VA.

Brianna Kernan

As LATAM Manager at Chainalysis, Brianna applies her experience in international markets to help organizations develop best-in-class cryptocurrency compliance, investigations, and investment programs. Previously, Brianna managed regional sales for cybersecurity company McAfee/Intel. At Chainalysis, Brianna enables both the public and private sectors to analyze opportunity and combat illicit activity in LATAMs growing crypto economy.

Bridget Barrot

Bridget Barrot has spent her career building and scaling customer-facing teams at startups across multiple industries. As the VP of Customer Success at Chainalysis, she leads Customer Success, Training, and Customer Support globally. Prior to Chainalysis, she worked at KAYAK where she led her team through IPO and FactSet where she gained a strong understanding of financial institutions. Bridget lives in Connecticut with her husband and 3 children.

Clark Flynt-Barr

Clark Flynt-Barr is a Senior Policy Advisor with Chainalysis, where she advises on legislative and regulatory developments related to cryptocurrency. Prior to joining Chainalysis, she worked as an intelligence analyst with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, focusing on transnational organized crime and Darknet markets; a program officer for the American Bar Association, where she managed international development projects in Latin America; and legislative aide for the Senate Judiciary Committee, concentrating on criminal justice and government oversight. She holds an MA in International Affairs and Transnational Security from George Washington University, and a BA in Political Science from Williams College.

Dalia Kandeil

Dalia is a Senior Product Manager on Chainalysis Reactor. She gathers product feedback from investigators and analysts—who use Reactor daily—and then works with talented developers and designers to ensure the tool remains the most trusted in the industry for following the money. Prior to joining Chainalysis, Dalia worked as a consultant and product manager in the data analytics space.

Matt Wilson

Matthew Wilson is the Investigations Group Product Manager where he is responsible for the delivery of Chainalysis' investigation software and solutions. At Chainalysis he oversees Reactor, Reactor On-Premises, Investigations APIs and the new Storyline defi explorer. Prior to his current role at Chainalysis, Matthew led financial compliance engagements at Palantir Technologies, and was a US Navy Submarine Officer. Matthew holds a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Andy Granowitz

Andy Granowitz is the Director of Product Management for cryptocurrency compliance products at Chainalysis where he oversees the industry-leading cryptocurrency transaction monitoring solution used by hundreds of crypto businesses around the world. He also leads product management for crypto compliance solutions used by financial institutions, fintechs, defi protocols, NFT marketplaces, and web3 organizations.

Prior to Chainalysis, Andy was a product manager at Box (via acquisition of Wagon) and led product outreach, education, & partnerships for the Google Analytics developer platform.

Joe Baerenz

Joseph Baerenz is a training specialist at Chainalysis. In this role, he works with government investigators, regulators, and specialty cyber crime units teaching advanced investigation techniques, as well as with cryptocurrency businesses on the applications of the Chainalysis Know Your Transaction (KYT) product.

Prior to joining Chainalysis, Joe worked on the compliance investigations team at Gemini, a U.S. cryptocurrency exchange. Joe was introduced to the cryptocurrency industry as a legal intern at the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission where he reviewed a cryptocurrency exchange traded fund proposal in the Division of Corporation Finance.

Jacob Illum

Jacob Illum holds a PhD is Computer Science if the field of formal correctness of distributed systems. Before joining Chainalysis in 2017 as Chief Scientist, he worked as a consultant in financial services with a particular focus on architecting and implementing securitization in the secondary mortgage market. At Chainalysis, his work primarily focuses on blockchain forensics across all current and emerging technologies in the field ranging from privacy coins and mixers through DeFi and NFTs.

Jeff Billingham

Jeff Billingham is VP of Capital Markets with Chainalysis, the leading blockchain analysis partner for cryptocurrency businesses, financial institutions, and government agencies. In his role he works with financial market leaders to help them understand the economics of cryptocurrencies, develop strong partnerships with cryptocurrency businesses, and pursue new crypto market opportunities. Prior to joining Chainalysis, Jeff led blockchain and cryptocurrency partnerships at IHS Markit.

Kim Grauer

Kim is the Head of Research at Chainalysis, where she examines trends in cryptocurrency economics and crime. She was trained in economics at the London School of Economics and in politics at Oxford University. Previously, she explored technological advancements in developing countries as an academic research associate at the London School of Economics, and was an economics researcher at the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Yusuf Roso

Yusuf Roso leads the Data Intelligence product team at Chainalysis. The team consists of 3 groups - Protocol Acquisition, Clustering and Data Enrichment - and their mission is to know the most about entities and interactions on all blockchains before anybody else. Prior to his current role at Chainalysis, Yusuf led product teams in Kindle and Amazon Marketplace where he focused on data products and cross-border payments. Before transitioning into product management, Yusuf worked on the trading floor at J.P. Morgan and holds a Bachelor's in Operations Research & Economics and an MBA from Columbia University.

Kayla Green

Kayla Green is a Product Manager at Chainalysis focused on risk & compliance. In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, she helped ship free screening tools that remove barriers to sanctions compliance. Kayla has worked in the crypto space for 6 years, first at Kraken before joining Chainalysis.

Jason Phan

Jason Phan is a Director of Product at Chainalysis where he is responsible for the Core Services group. His team is responsible for all of Chainalysis’ cross-product experiences, which include Collaboration & the Community, Admin portal, and other shared components. Jason has 14+ years of experience in various tech and finance roles, covering product management, strategy, business operations, and corporate development.

Caroline Malcolm

Caroline Malcolm is the Head of International Policy at Chainalysis. Prior to Chainalysis, she worked as the founding Head of the OECD’s Global Blockchain Policy Centre and co-lead of the Financial Stability Board. In 2020, Caroline was named “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum and was a judge in the G20 TechSprint hackathon.

A lawyer by trade, Caroline has worked on regulatory and tax issues since starting her career. She was a founder of the OECD-UNDP Tax Inspectors Without Borders initiative and then became the advisor to the OECD’s Head of Tax during the OECD/G20 BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) Project. During this time, Caroline became more interested in the impact of emerging technologies on policy frameworks and began the first global study of the tax treatment of cryptocurrencies.

Quynh Tran Thanh

Quynh Tran Thanh is a Senior Product Manager at Chainalysis. She is passionate about helping crypto businesses grow by providing them with unique insights and analytics. Previously she was head of product at CryptoCompare, a digital asset market data provider.

Andrew Fierman

Andrew Fierman joined Chainalysis as the Head of Sanctions Strategy after a career developing sanctions compliance programs for financial institutions. Andrew was most recently the Head of Sanctions, Americas for Barclays.

Anand Rao

Anand Rao is a Principal Solution Architect at Chainalysis where he helps customers realize the value of the industry-leading cryptocurrency transaction monitoring solutions and blockchain investigation/data analysis platform used by hundreds of crypto businesses around the world. He is passionate about building a best-in-class developer experience on all things web3. He is an aspiring author and has spoken about DevEx at multiple events.

Prior to joining Chainalysis, Anand has spent 15 plus years in the Financial Industry in multiple roles including VP of App-Dev at State street corp, leading some key initiatives in their OTC derivatives platforms. Most recently, he was a Sr. Staff Specialist Solution Engineer at Pivotal/VMware where his focus was evangelizing the importance of DevSecOps.

Beth Bisbee

Elizabeth (Beth) Bisbee is currently the US Head of Investigations at Chainalysis, Inc where she leads a team of best-in-class cryptocurrency investigators. Prior to that, she was an Intelligence Research Specialist at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) where she served as a nationally-recognized subject matter expert (SME) on cryptocurrencies, tracing the flow of illicit funds in criminal cases, and identifying transactional behavior occurring on the blockchain. As DEA's leaded SME, Beth trained hundreds of agents and analysts at DEA and other law enforcement agencies, assisted in more than 400 investigations involving cryptocurrencies, assisted in the seizure of cryptocurrency, and served as a testifying witness. She has been researching cryptocurrencies and their illicit use, and actively working cases in that area, since 2014.

Alanna Fischer

Alanna Fischer is a product designer at Chainalysis where she focuses on capturing and driving and network effects intrinsic to Chainalysis’s broad community across the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Prior to Chainalysis, Alanna was a design consultant for IBM iX, focusing on the public sector. Alanna holds a Bachelor’s in Information Science from Cornell University.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Links?
Chainalysis Links is the conference where we bring together leaders and experts from all parts of the cryptocurrency ecosystem to share success stories and best practices and facilitate conversations about how we can all work best collaboratively.

Who Should Attend?
Anyone interested in the future of crypto including business leaders, regulatory policy experts, risk and compliance managers, and investigators.


What’s this year’s format?
Links New York will be a two-day multi-track event where you’ll have the opportunity to hear from leaders and experts, get trained on emerging crypto technologies, and network with peers in the regulatory, law enforcement, financial services, and crypto native spaces.

What’s the cost?
Links NYC is complimentary.

  • Afternoon Breakout:
    Stage 1

    Day 1: May 18

    Principles of Crypto Compliance
    1:00 - 1:45 PM 

    The cryptocurrency ecosystem and virtual asset service providers (VASPs) are primarily regulated under the laws that govern value transmission. This session, featuring the extensive compliance and regulatory experience of Alma Angotti (Partner, Guidehouse, Global Legislative and Regulatory Risk) will discuss the key considerations VASPs should take into account when building out their compliance functions. We will delve into how VASPs can apply traditional anti-money laundering concepts to this new paradigm, overcome unique technical challenges, and the core functionalities that distinguish crypto compliance from traditional compliance programs.

    The State of Cryptocurrency Regulation
    2:00 - 2:45 PM

    This breakout session will explore the relationship between FATF recommendations, national legislation, and cryptocurrency services. Looking forward, we will examine some of the technical ways cryptocurrency pushes the boundaries of existing regulations and how these technical innovations of cryptocurrency might shape the laws that govern the industry.

    Challenges in Ethereum Tracing
    3:15 - 4:00 PM

    The Ethereum network launched in 2015 with the goal of becoming a decentralized world computer. In recent years this has become a reality, with billions of dollars flowing through decentralized applications built on the Ethereum network every day. That said, the Ethereum network is fundamentally different from UTXO model cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. In this module, we will explore the unique challenges of Ethereum tracing, comparing and contrasting the investigative challenges with the more familiar world of Bitcoin investigations.

    NFTs: the Crypto Collectibles
    4:15 - 5:00 PM

    Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have been discussed everywhere from Wall Street to Saturday Night Live – but how are NFTs so fundamentally different from other cryptocurrencies? In this session, we will look at the technical underpinnings of NFTs and their range of uses, spanning everything from flashy digital collectibles to record keeping infrastructure in financial applications. We will also examine the potential use of NFTs in money laundering and the inherent vulnerabilities of attempting to launder funds using open, transparent networks.

    Day 2: May 19

    Lightning Network and Transaction Monitoring
    1:00 - 1:45 PM

    Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, but between price volatility and limited retail adoption, it is seldom used as a way to pay for goods and services. Lightning aims to solve the shortcomings of Bitcoin as currency while capitalizing on its well-established, decentralized, secure network. This module will explore how the Lightning Network functions and its potential to improve transaction speed, reduce fees, and truly function as digital cash.

    Complex Crypto Compliance Investigations
    2:00 - 2:45 PM

    Blockchain analytics tools offer compliance teams an unprecedented amount of information regarding the transactional activity of their users. This session will consist of a case study exploring advanced workflows in KYT and Reactor, and how both on- and off-chain data can be used to identify criminal activity, prevent customer exploitation, and protect cryptocurrency businesses.

    What You Need to Know About DeFi
    3:15 - 4:00 PM

    This session will focus on the new and varied world of Decentralized Finance (DeFi). We will compare it to traditional finance and examine what powers this technology. Finally, we will survey the various DeFi use cases, innovations, and risk mitigation strategies of this rapidly developing area of the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

    Mining 101
    4:14 - 5:00 PM

    Miners are the backbone of the cryptocurrency industry. This breakout will briefly summarize the technical process of mining, the purpose it serves in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, and its real world impact. We will then look at the mining industry’s energy consumption, profitability, national restrictions, and how these forces will shape the future of the most important function in the industry.

  • Afternoon Breakout:
    Stage 2

    Day 1: May 18

    Chainalysis Compliance Solutions Suite: Defi, NFTs, web3, and more
    1:00 - 1:45 PM

    DeFi and web3 are driving more complex interactions, unlocking a slew of new opportunities and use cases. But as the market of decentralized web3 protocols like DEXs, DeFi platforms, DAOs, DApps and NFT marketplaces grows rapidly, compliance teams need to manage evolving risks and compliance requirements. Join this session to learn how we’re expanding KYT to help manage these risks. We will also dive into recent product releases, like behavioral alerts, and share case studies.

    Chainalysis Investigations Solutions Suite: Simplifying the Complex
    2:00 - 2:45 PM

    With the explosive growth of our industry, there's also been an increase in complexity. Transaction volumes are skyrocketing. Investigations often involve tracing funds as they are transferred across multiple tokens or chains. Layer 2 protocols and high throughput blockchains are unlocking more use cases like NFTs and gaming. We're making our investigations solutions better at simplifying this complexity for you. Come to hear how users are leveraging recently released features and learn more about what’s coming next.

    Emerging Trends in Latin America
    3:15 - 4:00 PM

    Latin America has been on the forefront of crypto adoption – from stablecoins to using crypto as legal tender. In this session, we’ll answer the question: what trends are taking root throughout Latin America now, and what is to come in the next 12 months? Join Bruno Sousa (Head of Global Expansion, Hashdex), Vanessa Fernandes (CEO, Itau Digital Assets, Itaú Unibanco), and Felipe Vallejo (Chief Regulatory Officer, Bitso) to hear more about how their teams are expanding globally (and protecting their customers along the way!).

    Crypto in Wartime
    4:15 - 5:00 PM

    Cryptocurrency has played a key role in the war in Ukraine - from funding donations to Ukrainians on the ground to raising concerns that it could be used to evade sanctions. Luckily, blockchain analysis can help enable crypto to be a force for good due to the transparency it provides. 

    In this session, we’ll walk you through:

    -Original Chainalysis research highlighting different trends occurring before and during the Ukraine invasion

    -The Chainalysis free sanctions screening solutions as a tool to help the industry respond to the crisis

    -What’s happened with sanctions and what is next

    Day 2: May 19

    So You Want to Custody Crypto
    1:00 - 1:45 PM

    If you work at a financial institution entering the crypto custody space, you probably have a million questions. What does it even mean for a bank to custody crypto? What are the risks? Who are the other custody providers in the space? What are we going to accomplish as a business by doing this? And how do I get involved? In this session, Chainalysis VP of Capital Markets Jeff Billingham sits down with private sector leaders to discuss the challenges, opportunities and potential barriers to entry.

    The Future of Currency
    2:00 - 2:45 PM

    Are you curious about digital payment systems, stablecoins, DeFi and their impact on the broader financial ecosystem? If so, join Chainalysis Senior Policy Advisor Clark Flynt-Barr as she sits down with Centre CEO David Puth and Stellar General Counsel Candace Kelly to discuss these topics and more.

    The Best of Private Sector Case Studies
    3:15 - 4:00 PM

    In this track session, join team members from BlockFi, sFOX and Digital Mint as they each share a 15-minute lightning-style talk showcasing a recent case study that highlights recent achievements in their Compliance programs. Each session is jam-packed with insights for compliance pros.

    The Future of Financial Institutions Adopting Cryptocurrency
    4:15 - 5:00 PM

    As financial institutions enter the digital asset space, different use cases are emerging for how they engage with crypto. Join Moderator Christian Woodward, VP Americas at Chainalysis and panelists Luca Cosentino, Head of Crypto, Cross River Bank, Michelle Sabins, Chief AML and Sanctions Officer, Silvergate Bank, and Nicholas Joseph, Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance, WorldPay/FIS as they discuss how they are developing different strategies to leverage cryptocurrency for their customers.

  • Afternoon Breakout:
    Stage 3

    Day 1: May 18

    From Investigation to Prosecution: A State and Local Perspective
    1:00 - 1:45 PM

    In this session, state and local officials will meet to discuss their journeys into crypto - from investigations to prosecution and beyond.

    Looking Forward: The Future of Exchange Businesses
    2:00 - 2:45 PM

    As cryptocurrency continues to enter the mainstream consciousness, exchange businesses are thriving. But beyond providing a platform for buying and selling cryptocurrency, exchanges are involving themselves in the cryptocurrency ecosystem like never before. How are exchange businesses evolving? How are they adapting to an ever-changing regulatory landscape? What types of business data are they implementing to better serve their customers around the world?

    In this session, Chainalysis Director of Compliance and Regulation Caitlin Barnett joins Sydney Schaub, Chief Legal Officer, Gemini, Ben Gray, Global General Counsel, Paxos and Christine Parker, Deputy Regulatory Officer, Coinbase to explore these questions, and more!

    Chainalysis Investments: On-chain customer insights to grow your cryptocurrency business
    3:15 - 4:00 PM

    Are you struggling to decide what product to build next and how to better nurture your customers? Join this session to get a sneak peek into how Chainalysis helps crypto businesses grow faster as the web3 industry accelerates. Learn how we provide unique insights into which customer segments are growing or churning to competitors, and which tokens, NFTs, and DeFi services are popular amongst customers.

    A Conversation: Identifying and Seizing Virtual Assets
    4:15 - 5:00 PM

    In this session, asset realization experts will explore the art of the possible for tracing and recovering virtual assets. This session is for anyone whose job entails recovery of assets, collection of debts, enforcement of judgments, and investigation of financial fraud, including law enforcement, financial intelligence units, lawyers, insolvency practitioners, accountants, banks and more. Even if you haven’t yet included crypto in your activities, this panel is for you. Chainalysis Global Public Sector CTO Gurvais Grigg will be joined onstage by Asset Reality CEO Aidan Larkin and Amanda Tuminelli, Principal at Kobre and Kim.

    Day 2: May 19

    The Best of Law Enforcement Case Studies
    1:00 - 1:45 PM

    In this track session, join representatives from three law enforcement agencies: US Secret Service, IRS: Criminal Investigations, and the Calgary Police Service as they each share a 15-minute lightning-style talk showcasing a recent case study that highlights an investigation their teams conducted, packed full of actionable insights.

    Into the Metaverse: What You Need to Know
    2:00 - 2:45 PM

    Have you, like everyone else, been hearing about the metaverse? Are you curious about what it actually is? Join this session to learn:
    -What is the present state of the metaverse?
    -What is the metaverse NOT?
    -What does it mean for digitally linked identities and blockchain technology?

    First, Chainalysis Chief Scientist Jacob Illum will share insights into the metaverse, and then he will sit down with Jessi Brooks, COO Ribbit Capital and Rich Widmann, Head of Digital Asset Strategy, Google Cloud to talk about the future of the metaverse and its impact on public and private sector businesses."

    The Chainalysis Community: Smarter Together
    3:15 - 4:00 PM

    We believe that for trust in cryptocurrency to become a reality, collaboration between all types of organizations must be the foundation. The Community Tab, which launched earlier this year, has been a gamechanger for facilitating cross-org collaboration, but we’re just scratching the surface. Come join us as we hear from customers on how they’ve tapped into the power of the Chainalysis community, and stay for a sneak peek of exciting new collaboration features to come!

    Locked and Extorted: Responding and Recovering from Ransomware
    4:15 - 5:00 PM

    Ransomware is one of the most dynamic, constantly changing forms of cryptocurrency-based crime. As of February 2022, we’ve identified just over $720 million worth of ransomware payments in 2021 and that number keeps growing. But what happens when a business encounters ransomware?

    In this session, Kurtis Minder (CEO, Groupsense), Lindsey Chiesa (Computer Scientist, FBI) and Brian Carter (Senior Cybercrimes Specialist, Chainalysis) will take you step by step through what happens from the moment an active threat presents itself all the way through to resolution (and hopefully return of funds or data).

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