Methods for Detecting & Preventing Crypto Financial Crime
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When: April 4th, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
Where: On24 Webinar

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Complimentary Webinar, courtesy of Thomson Reuters

From Ponzi schemes and fraud scams to ransom attempts and money laundering, cyber criminals have exploited virtual currency to facilitate various kinds of criminal activity. Commonly believed to be anonymous, virtual currency is used to obscure the source, destination, and owner of illicit funds, presenting major challenges to regulators and law enforcement agencies.


Join Coinbase's BSA Officer Daniel Sankey as he speaks about the development and evolution of financial crime in the crypto space. Methods and strategies utilized by Coinbase to detect and prevent criminal activity will be discussed and shared, including a case study regarding a pending investigation into one of the oldest virtual currency exchanges now believed to have absconded with their customer's funds.


We will discuss how Coinbase has met the challenges posed by virtual currency in order to maintain regulatory compliance and ensure growing legitimacy of virtual currency. Mr. Sankey has received numerous awards from regulatory and law enforcement agencies for valuable intelligence provided by his Team.

This webinar is eligible for 1 CFCS credit. A recording of the presentation, slides, and certificate of participation will be available for ACFCS members only.

About the Presenters

Daniel Sankey,BSA Compliance Officer, Coinbase

Daniel Sankey is the BSA Compliance Officer at Coinbase, one of the nation’s leading digital currency exchanges. In 2015, Daniel was hired to build out the Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) program for Coinbase and stepped into the role of BSA Compliance Officer at the beginning of 2017. He is currently responsible for overseeing the operations, policy, and procedure of Coinbase’s BSA Compliance program. In this capacity, he works to ensure Coinbase maintains is regulatory obligations as they pertain to the prevention, detection, and reporting of suspected money laundering and terrorist financing.

Daniel has over a decade of experience in the financial services industry. He started his career at Wells Fargo bank where he worked for eight years in online fraud prevention and, later, in BSA compliance as it relates to SARs. He spent a year at Square where he developed a quality control program for SAR operation. Daniel has been recognized as the ACAMS Professional of the month in April of 2017 and has presented at several ACAMS events on blockchain investigations. Daniel has provided training to various federal agencies including the IRS, FBI, and DA’s offices in San Francisco and New York. Daniel graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley.

Gina Scialabba Jurva, Manager, Thought Leadership, Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute

Gina (Scialabba) Jurva, Esq., is an attorney and Manager, Thought Leadership for Enterprise Content – Corporates & Government for the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute. Gina works on solutions to some of the world’s most pressing fraud issues including anti-money laundering (AML), e-commerce fraud, and government fraud, in addition to risk and regulatory compliance.

In previous roles at Thomson Reuters, Gina worked as the Manager for the Risk & Compliance platform. She was also a Senior Legal Writer and Editor. Additionally, she spent a combined 11 years as a deputy district attorney handling both misdemeanor and felony cases and later, her own legal practice defending clients in criminal matters.

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