Supervisory Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations
Henry Basile is currently a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) for Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) in Boston, MA. Since January 2011, he has been supervising the HSI Boston Financial Task Force, which investigates various financial crimes, including money laundering, bulk cash smuggling, financial fraud and currency reporting violations. From January 2008 until December 2010, SSA Basile was the supervisor for the HSI Boston Human Smuggling and Trafficking Investigations Group. From December 1990 until January 2007, SSA Basile was a Special Agent with HSI Boston and was a Special Agent and Criminal Investigator with the former U.S. Customs Service in Long Island, New York, and New Orleans, Louisiana. SSA Basile has over 28 years of law enforcement experience and has been conducting or supervising financial investigations for approximately 19 years. He is a graduate of Northeastern University, Boston, MA where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.
Joe is the Founder & President of BitAML, a compliance advisory firm exclusively serving the bitcoin and cryptocurrency market. BitAML clients include bitcoin ATM operators, cryptocurrency exchanges, traders and trading platforms, crypto hedge funds, lending platforms, and crypto-cannabis solutions.
He is a frequent guest speaker at both bitcoin and compliance industry events, and regularly conducts formal training for federal, state, and local law enforcement, as well as traditional retail and investment bankers on both cryptocurrencies and customer onboarding.=
Prior to launching BitAML, Joe was a founding member of the AML compliance program of a top 100 U.S.-based online financial institution. He also served as a project manager for a top 20 global bank, where he led several AML audit remediation projects. Before entering the field of AML, Joe held leadership positions across various risk management disciplines.
Joe is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Anti-Money Laundering Certified Associate (AMLCA). He is a graduate of Northeastern University, College of Criminal Justice.
Professor at Northeastern University
Nikos Passas is professor of criminology and criminal justice at Northeastern University, and co-director of the Institute for Security and Public Policy. He is also visiting professor at the Basel Institute on Governance; visiting professor at Vienna University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication’s Center for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics; distinguished visiting professor at Beijing Normal University; professor, distinguished practitioner in financial integrity and senior fellow of the Financial Integrity Institute at Case Western Reserve Law School; head of UN Sanctions Implementation Legal Review Services at Compliance Capacity and Skills International (CCSI) and chair of the Academic Council of the Anti-Corruption Academy in India. He received a 2017 Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award from Tufts University’s Institute on Global Leadership.
His law degree is from the Univ. of Athens (LL.B.), his master’s from the University of Paris-Paris II (D.E.A.) and his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh Faculty of Law. He is a member of the Athens Bar (Greece). He is fluent in 6 languages and plays classical guitar.
He specializes in the study of corruption, illicit financial/trade flows, sanctions, informal fund transfers, remittances, terrorism, white-collar crime, financial regulation, organized crime and international crimes. He has published more than 220 articles, book chapters, reports and books in 14 languages. His next book is entitled Trade-Based Financial Crime and Illicit Flows.
He is a co-author of United Nations Non-Proliferation Sanctions on Iran and North Korea (2016), the author of Informal Value Transfer Systems (IVTS) and Criminal Activities (2004), Legislative Guide for the Implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption, Legislative Guide for the Implementation of the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (2003), IVTS and Criminal Organizations (1999) and editor of Transnational Financial Crimes (2013), The United Nations Convention against Corruption as a Way of Life (2007), International Crimes (2003), It’s Legal but It Ain’t Right: Harmful Social Consequences of Legal Industries (2004); Upperworld and Underworld in Cross-Border Crime (2002); Transnational Crime (1999), The Future of Anomie Theory (1997), and Organized Crime (1995). In addition, he has contributed to the United Nations Non-Proliferation Sanctions on Iran and North Korea: Practitioner’s Compliance Handbook (2015), edited a volume on the regulation of informal remittance systems for the IMF, co-authored a World Bank study into Migrant Labor Remittances in the South Asia Region, authored two reports to FinCEN on the trade in precious stones and metals and completed numerous studies on terrorism finance, procurement fraud, corruption asset recovery, anti-corruption authorities, as well as on governance, development and corruption international policy.
He serves as editor-in-chief of the international journal Crime, Law and Social Change and associate editor in a number of journals. He served as chair of the Am. Soc. of Criminology International Division and as ASC’s liaison to the United Nations. He also served on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Criminology.
Passas offers training to law enforcement, intelligence and private sector officials on regulatory and financial crime subjects. He regularly serves as expert witness in court cases or public hearings and consults with law firms, financial institutions, private security and consulting companies and various organizations, including the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), OECD, OSCE, the IMF, the World Bank, other multilateral and bilateral institutions, the United Nations (ODC, Development Programme, Security Council, etc.), the Caribbean FATF, the European Union, the US National Academy of Sciences, research institutions and government agencies in all continents. His work with UNODC includes the design and initiation of the legal library of UNCAC-related national texts and the design and content of the UNCAC review mechanism software and checklist.
He served as team leader for a European Union Commission project on the control of proliferation/WMD finance. His current projects focus on anti-corruption authorities, the development of performance indicators for the assessment of anti-corruption, integrity and accountability in several countries, corruption and procurement regulation, trade-facilitated financial crime, the regulation of remittance flows in cash-based societies, and on use of IT for the enhancement of due diligence conducted by financial institutions. He organized the launching and coordinated a global inter-disciplinary academic initiative on anti-corruption courses and materials, supported by Northeastern University, UNODC, OECD, and the International Bar Association to reach out to universities and educational institutions around the world. He has been an INSPIRE Fellow at Tufts University’s Institute of Global Leadership, consortium member and Distinguished Inaugural Professor of Collective Action, Business Ethics and Compliance at the International Anti-Corruption Academy, distinguished visiting fellow at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, and corruption program director at the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA).
Chief Compliance Officer at Circle
Mark duBose is the Chief Compliance Officer at Circle, a global crypto finance company. He is also an expert advisor, judge and mentor for MassChallenge FinTech, a global accelerator for companies innovating in banking, payments, digital assets, insurance and asset management.
His law degree and MBA are from Wake Forest University.
At Circle, Mark leads the company's compliance and Enterprise Risk functions and team across all global businesses, including digital assets, trading exchange, payments platform and money transmitter businesses, broker dealer, and OTC trade desk.
Senior Manager, Compliance at Circle
Joanna Marathakis leads the financial crime compliance function at Circle, a global crypto finance company.
After graduating with a Commerce degree from the University of Sydney, Joanna started her career in Deloitte's anti-money laundering consulting practice, working in the US, Canada and Australia. She has advised banks, FinTech firms, money services businesses, broker dealers, investment advisors and government institutions by developing AML policies, performing risk assessments, conducting transaction monitoring and sanctions lookbacks and KYC remediations, developing and testing transaction monitoring rules, and performing independent testing.
Joanna now leads the financial crime compliance function at Circle, having previously lead the AML investigations unit. In this role, Joanna has been responsible for AML and sanctions across Circle's businesses, including USDC issuance, crypto exchange, payments platform and money transmitter businesses, retail crypto investment platform, and OTC trade desk.
Agent, Senior Analyst, US Treasury
Dr David Utzke is a highly committed and driven thought leader in digital currency, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and alternative payments systems thorough an extensive knowledge of the virtual currency and cryptocurrency ecosystems. David has researched and studied cryptocurrency and blockchain since before they were introduced in the early 90’s in computer science laboratories.
Through his in-depth education and understanding of DLT and cryptoeconomics, David works to influence public policy and international standards through his current position at the U.S. Treasury Dept.
David is also an active learner, analytical adviser, and partners to build highly productive teams focused on accountability utilizing leadership skills developed as a former Army special operation Sr. NCO. David’s current work as an Agent Sr. Analyst is supporting civil and criminal investigations of financial crimes through the use of accounting forensics, cryptocurrency forensics, and distributed ledger analytics. His investigations entail enforcement of BSA, tax, and international correspondent banking laws, which has led to major enforcement actions in support of his investigations.
Dr David J Utzke, PhD, MBA, MSc, CFI, CFI, CCE, CBE, CEE, CBD, CSCD, CPTED, CPS, IBM Applied AI Professional, IBM Data Science Professional
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Program Governance Head for Gemini Trust
Adam Goldstein is the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Program Governance Head for Gemini Trust based in New York. Prior to joining Gemini, Mr. Goldstein was a Managing Consultant at Navigant Consulting advising banks, broker-dealers and digital asset firms on a wide array of risk and compliance matters. Mr. Goldstein was also part of large scale international monitorships/remediation projects on behalf of multiple regulatory authorities.
From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Goldstein was an Assistant Vice President and advisory compliance officer at Credit Suisse covering Interest Rate Products, Foreign Exchange, Credit, Investment Banking and Research. Mr. Goldstein began his career at Merrill Lynch in the Global Securities Research and Economics group and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brandeis University.
Steve Ryan is a founder and COO of CipherTrace. He has 25 years of experience in the security and payments markets. Mr. Ryan is the inventor of 3-D Secure, the largest consumer payment authentication solution in the world, with over 150 million consumer users.
Mr. Ryan is a Fintech/Security executive and serial entrepreneur and has experience with a variety of internet-based security initiatives as well as experience with productizing government-funded initiatives. Additionally, Ryan has been an early stage advisor to some very successful Silicon Valley companies including PayPal and Splunk.
As a seasoned entrepreneur, he helped build and bring to market mobile security company Marble, which is now part of security leader Proofpoint (NASDAQ: PFPT).Prior to Marble, Ryan was an Executive Vice President at Online Resources and was responsible for Digital Banking and Payment Operations, which was sold to ACI Worldwide. Before Online Resources, Ryan was a co-founder of IronKey, which productized DHS S&T research and ultimately sold over 2 million IronKey devices, the world’s most secure Flash drive. Ironkey became part of iMation NASDAQ: IMN). Previously Mr. Ryan was Senior Vice President at Visa USA. Before Visa, he was Senior Vice President at First Data where he was responsible for Product Management and Marketing. Mr. Ryan began his career in the Fintech industry at Bank of America, where he developed and managed the bank’s credit card processing systems.
VP of Capital Markets, Chainalysis
Jeff Billingham is VP of Capital Markets with Chainalysis, the leading provider of anti-money
laundering solutions for cryptocurrency businesses, financial institutions, and government
agencies. In his role he leads strategic development with financial institutions that seek to
understand their exposure to the cryptocurrency marketplace and develop new cryptocurrency-
related products. Prior to joining Chainalysis, Jeff led blockchain and cryptocurrency
partnerships at IHS Markit.
Founder, Empyreal Logistics
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As the number of crypto-related businesses multipies and a growing number of individuals hold cryptocurrencies, saying “we don’t bank crypto" is no longer a viable, risk-based compliance approach. In this session, experts discuss how to approach existing and prospective customers engaged in crypto activities. While we can’t answer whether your institution should bank crypto companies, presenters will discuss their own experiences working with banks that have done just that, as well as give insights from the crypto companies that have made it through the onboarding process. We'll also reveal how financial institutions already have exposure to the crypto world - whether they know it or not - and what they can do about it.
By now, most of us know that Bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies aren't really anonymous - Transactions can be traced along the blockchain, a fact that can be crucially important in criminal investigations, threat intelligence and risk management. In this session, members of law enforcement illustrate exactly how they followed the digital money using real-world cases, and give insights on how criminals are exploiting cryptocurrencies along the way.
Last June the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued its long-awaited guidance on the regulation of virtual assets, including cryptocurrencies, ushering in a new era for all stakeholders in the crypto space. For regulators, the guidance creates new pressure to ensure that crypto firms are in full compliance with their fincrime mandates. For both crypto exchanges and banks, the guidance raises thorny compliance challenges, including compliance with the Travel Rule and visibility into crypto transactions. On this session, hear from regulators and crypto compliance experts on how they're responding to the guidance and what comes next.
Distributed ledger technologies, or blockchains, go far beyond cryptocurrencies. From digital identities to smart contracts and much more, there is an explosion of blockchain-based applications that could have major impacts on financial crime compliance. But separating faction from fiction can be tricky. This session cuts through hype to give real-world case studies on blockchain tech already in use in fincrime compliance, and a look ahead to what's coming in the future.
At first glance, cryptocurrencies and hawala networks seem worlds apart – One a hot new “trustless” technology, the other an ancient system with trust at its very core. Yet the two systems for moving value intersect in a number of ways, with funds, users and brokers increasingly moving between crypto and hawala networks. Likewise, some of the lessons learned from regulatory frameworks and policy around hawalas may have applications to the increasingly regulated crypto space. In this session, a financial crime expert with deep experience studying and investigating hawalas brings his insights, and answers your questions!
In Massachusetts, recreational cannabis sales topped (funnily enough) $420 million in 2019. Yet the enduring conflicts between state legalization and federal law have kept most financial institutions far away from the potentially lucrative sector. Despite this, there are financial institutions sucessfully serving the legal cananbis industry, while managing the many financial crime risks. In this interactive session, you'll hear directly from institutions banking marijuna-related businesses - Come with your questions and get answers!
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