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Crypto and Compliance: How to hodl* your license to operate
In recent years, cryptocurrencies and virtual assets have grown in popularity amongst institutional and retail investors and there has been a boom in new crypto providers coming to market. This has been coupled with an increased regulatory focus that aims to prevent the misuse of virtual assets for money laundering and terrorist financing, similar to the framework that governs traditional financial institutions and instruments.

However, the global nature and client base of virtual asset service providers mean it can be challenging to understand what standards and regulations apply. This means that cryptocurrencies, often operating with very lean compliance teams, need to find agile and efficient ways to carry out onboarding and due diligence processes to allow them to manage the scale of the millions of customers and transactions that move through their platforms on a monthly basis.

Join Refinitiv and some of the world’s leading cryptocurrency providers to discuss:

  • Emerging cryptocurrency regulations: interpreting the latest FATF guidance and ‘travel rule’
  • Manage onboarding and due diligence compliance challenges
  • What does good looks like? Best practices for implementing efficient, automated and scalable screening 

*Yes, we mean "hodl"
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Format:  On-Demand Webinar


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Chief Executive Officer

Pelle Braendgaard is CEO and co-founder of Notabene. He was the co-founder and head of uPort, the Identity platform from ConsenSys built on Ethereum. As an early member of the Financial Crypto community, he built pre blockchain crypto platforms, helped develop OAuth, and brought Bitcoin to Africa with Kipochi.

Chief Compliance Officer
100x Group

Malcolm Wright is Chief Compliance Officer at 100x Group. He was previously Chief Compliance Officer for Diginex in Hong Kong, and prior to that Revolut in London. In his earlier career, Malcolm held senior several leadership roles within Thomson Reuters’ (now LSEG) anti-financial crime business, including overseeing the delivery of World-Check One. He also sat on the leadership team that brought the world’s first KYC Managed Service to market.

Malcolm speaks internationally on a variety of topics in particular the FATF Recommendations for Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs). He also sits on international committees including chairing the Advisory Council and AML Working Group at Global Digital Finance (, an industry-led initiative in setting codes of conduct and best practices for the virtual asset industry. In this respect, Malcolm has led industry and regulator conversations regarding FATF Recommendations for VASPs as well as developing an industry AML Code of Conduct. Most recently, Malcolm co-founded and co-led the Joint Working Group for interVASP Messaging Standards ( that developed the widely-adopted IVMS101 message data standard for FATF 'travel rule' compliance.

Malcolm is an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute’s Centre for Financial Crime Studies in London (

Compliance and AML Director
HashKey Group

Jason joined HashKey Digital Asset Group in July 2020 as Compliance and AML Director. He oversees the AML and Compliance function and advises the business on Compliance and AML related matters. 

Prior to joining HashKey Digital Asset Group in 2020, he worked in Compliance in Private Banking and Brokerage Services for 7 years.

Jason holds a Master of Law in Commercial Law degree from the University of Edinburgh, an International Diploma in Governance Risk & Compliance from the International Compliance Association and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMs).

Of Counsel
Simmons & Simmons JWS

Grace has over a decade of experience advising financial firms on regulatory and fintech matters in Southeast Asia, with a focus on Singapore and Hong Kong. A former in-house counsel at MAS, Grace regularly interacts with key regulators and is closely involved in regional regulatory reform initiatives, including working with ASIFMA to develop AML/KYC best practice guidelines for financial institutions and digital asset exchanges.

Grace advises payments providers, digital assets exchanges and brokers, SVFs, merchant acquirers, and other companies on licensing and payments services regulations, and AML policy uplift and implementation in Asia. She sits on the board of Singapore's key blockchain association ACCESS, is part of GDF’s AML Working Group, and is a member of the Anti-Money Laundering Committee of the Law Society of Singapore.

Proposition Sales, Risk

Neil looks after the sales of Refinitiv’s Risk and Compliance solutions to Fintechs, Corporates and Banks in the ASEAN region. He joined Refinitiv in 2014 and has helped banks, regulators, police forces tackle money laundering and terrorist financing through intelligent use of data.