Joanna Marathakis

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. 

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Friday March 6th, 2020

Following the (Digital) Money - Case Studies on Blockchain Tracing in Fraud, Sanctions Evasion and More

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.