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ACAMS 19th Annual International AML & Financial Crime Conference

GS11 - (Case Study) Examining the Rise of Virtual Currencies and the Potential Risk of their Abuse Through Your Institution

Mar 19, 2014 9:25am ‐ Mar 19, 2014 10:40am



  • Understanding the key operating principles of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies and their relationship with the traditional financial system
  • Pinpointing the vulnerabilities of Bitcoin and other virtual money and its impact on your institution
  • Assessing the need for special compliance systems to monitor virtual currencies
  • Identifying customers who accept Bitcoin and developing strategies to monitor them
  • Examining Liberty Reserve and how it touched global financial institutions
  • Taking apart Silk Road and the FBI’s case against the Bitcoin broker


  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS
  • Patrick Murck, Executive Director, Bitcoin Foundation
  • Brian M. Stoeckert, CAMS, Managing Director, Stratis Advisory
  • Evan Weitz, Managing Director, Head of Controls, Europe and Americas, Financial Crime Compliance, , Standard Chartered Bank

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