Cryptocurrencies and AML Compliance


About the webinar

According to the Financial Stability Board, crypto-asset market capitalisation grew by 3.5 times in 2021 to $2.6 trillion. Cryptocurrencies have global reach, its transfers are easy and low cost. However, these features make them equally appealing to criminals and terrorists.

Crypto assets, including NFT’s, are on a way to match traditional financial channels in terms of the volume of value laundered. Countries must start taking steps towards regulation of this market. At the same time, the financial industry needs to understand its obligations and ensure it complies with requirements to curb money laundering, and terrorist or criminal activity financing.

During the webinar we will focus on:

  • The importance of introducing Anti-Money Laundering (AML) or Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations.
  • Preventing transactions as means of payment for criminal activities such as illegal online gambling or drug trafficking. 
  • How governments should address the lack of regulation.

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About the Experts

Altan Atabarut
Digital Transformation & Innovation lead, SAS

Altan is Digital Transformation & Innovation Lead for Middle East Africa (MEA), Turkey & Central Asia.

He’s focused on driving the growth of SAS AI solutions in diverse industries such as  Retail, Manufacturing, Governments and usecases ranging from Customer Intelligence, Autonomous Supply Chains to Audit Digitization. 

Previously he was Head of Customer Advisory in Turkey & Central Asia. He has +15 years of experience in analytics. He’s holding a MSc. in Industrial Engineering and a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering.

Ahmed Drissi

Ahmed is a risk and compliance professional with more than 10 years’ experience in AML and anti-fraud fields. He is well experienced in IT financial services working across multiple geographies (EMEA/Asia) and has a deep understanding in FATF and the related regulations for the risk-based process.