The use of virtual assets such as cryptocurrencies has expanded hugely around the world. Thousands of new users are added each day, and more individuals now use cryptocurrencies than trade on stock exchanges. Yet, as with all emerging technologies, there are risks that cryptocurrencies can be used for illegal activity such as money laundering and terrorist financing.

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The Basel Institute on Governance is offering a new Cryptocurrencies and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Training course aimed at law enforcement officials, professionals in AML compliance and FinTech/RegTech fields, as well as policymakers and investigative journalists.

Delivered over four three-hour online sessions, the course covers the essentials of how to detect and prevent the use of virtual assets for illicit activities. 

The 4th Global Conference on Criminal Finances and Cryptocurrencies, co-organised by the Basel Institute on Governance, INTERPOL and Europol and hosted this year by INTERPOL, closed yesterday with a convergence around seven key recommendations for strengthening the global response to new financial crime threats relating to cryptocurrencies.

The 4th Global Conference on Criminal Finances and Cryptocurrencies, hosted by Interpol, will take place virtually this year on 18-19 November 2020. 

Co-organised by the Basel Institute on Governance, Interpol and Europol, the conference gathers cryptocurrency experts, money laundering investigators and other law enforcement representatives from around the world. 

The next virtual training workshop on FinTech AML Compliance, delivered jointly by the Basel Institute and law firm MME, will take place on 27–28 October.

It's aimed at FinTech / RegTech managers, policy makers and compliance professionals who want to upgrade their knowledge and skills in anti-money laundering compliance in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. 

Join the Basel Institute's Federico Paesano and MME's Chris Gschwend for two days of online interactive classes, case studies and live demos.