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ACAMS 18th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference - Las Vegas

WED04 - Panel Discussion: Let’s Get Digital: Bitcoin, Blockchain and AML’s Rising Virtual Realities

Sep 25, 2019 11:20am ‐ Sep 25, 2019 12:30pm


• Outlining how distributed ledger technology (blockchain) works to illustrate its growing role in financial innovation and products such as cryptocurrencies

• Leveraging blockchain analytics to enhance data integrity, elevate accuracy of AML functions such as KYC/CDD and OFAC filtering and promote improved transaction monitoring

• Crafting AML models to mitigate unique risks of crypto currencies and digital exchanges such as illicit funds conversion, Dark Web market and discordant global regulation


  • Rick McDonell, Former Executive Secretary, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Executive Director, ACAMS


  • Scott F. Butler, CAMS-FCI, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Stealth
  • Karen Hsu, CEO and Co-Founder, BlockchainIntel
  • Joseph Mari, CAMS, Director, External Partnerships, Global Risk Management, Scotiabank
  • Erin K. O'loughlin, CAMS, Senior Manager of FIU/Cyber Intelligence Unit, Western Union
  • John Roth, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, Bittrex

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