Web3, Crypto and Fintech Compliance Virtual Symposium

Remixing Financial Crime Compliance

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    Virtual Event

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    July 13, 2023


Get in the mix with ACFCS as we explore how financial crime compliance and risk management will be front and center in the evolution of crypto and fintech, and what that means for your organization and career.

In one day filled with knowledge and expert viewpoints, you’ll learn the latest strategies to take on fraud threats plaguing fintech and crypto firms, perspectives on what it takes to build strong consumer protection practices, views from regulators on top areas of focus, and how to update your skills in light of a transforming financial world.

Fintech, crypto and Web3 are diverse and rapidly developing fields, and it’s likely you have some questions! That’s why all sessions are built with interaction and dialogue in mind, from extended Q&A to case studies and short practical exercises. You’ll also leave with resource guides, job aids and practical takeaways to help with further learning and development.



How to get customer due diligence and KYC right at online-only crypto and fintech firms – and how new approaches to identity can help

The latest updates on fraud threats facing fintech and Web3 firms – from social engineering to bot attacks and much more – and strategies for countering them 

Insights from law enforcement on effective SAR/STR reporting and collaboration to confront organized crime threats and fraud 

The state of play in crypto regulation in 2023 and what it means for financial crime compliance and risk exposure at traditional financial institutions 

Career advice on breaking into compliance roles at crypto and fintech firms, and opportunities to network and connect with other passionate professionals 



Now in its fourth year, the symposium has drawn a healthy mix of crypto firms, fintechs, law enforcement, regulators and traditional financial institutions (especially banks, MSBs and securities firms). As a virtual event, we expect a larger and more varied audience than ever before. It’s a gathering point for new and old players in the financial industry to meet, exchange ideas and push things forward in financial crime risk management.

The symposium is designed for those with mid-level and advanced experience in compliance, investigations and enforcement primarily at financial institutions, fintechs and virtual asset service providers (VASP).

That said, nearly anyone with responsibility for financial crime prevention and detection will find value.

Some examples include:

  • Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) officers, managers, and analysts 
  • Law enforcement 
  • AML officers, managers, directors, analysts 
  • Directors, analysts and other roles in financial intelligence units 
  • Chief Compliance Officers 
  • Internal and external auditors 
  • Fraud managers, investigators and analysts 
  • Professionals in threat intelligence roles 
  • Regulators 
  • Investigators or analysts in intelligence agencies or military with a nexus to financial crime 


9:00 AM - 9:50 AM ET
Welcome and Keynote - DeFi and Illicit Finance


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET
The Worst of Times for Crypto, the Best of Times for Compliance?


12:00 PM - 1:10 PM ET
Fake People, Real Fraud - Preparing for Illicit Use of AI, Deepfakes, and More


1:20 PM - 2:10 PM ET
Pig Butchering - A Case Study on a Fraud Epidemic


2:20 PM - 3:20 PM ET
Regulatory Report - Sanctions Outlook, Consumer Protection and New Insights on Emerging Regs in Crypto and Fintech

In this session, one non-profit organization details their tireless work against Human Trafficking, highlighting individuals who have suffered the lasting effects of this crime.


3:30 PM - 4:20 PM ET
Identity Crisis - Rethinking Customer Identity to Escape the Chaos of Online CDD/KYC

The House Always Wins? The State of Play in Casino and Gaming AML ComplianceNetworking and Discussion


4:30 PM - 5:20 PM ET
Law Enforcement Spotlight - Trends in Crypto Crime, Advice on SAR/STR Filing, and More


5:30 PM - 6:30 PM ET
Web3 Compliance Happy Hour and Career Jam



Eric Hergert

Acting Supervisory Special Agent


Jessica Houghton

Sanctions Compliance Officer