In the space of a few short months, blockchain technologies and crypto-currencies have seen a shift from relative obscurity into mainstream investments. Driven largely by the meteoric rise in the price of Bitcoin, investing in these new technologies is now seen as a fertile ground for financial accumulation. As a result, established financial institutions are increasingly looking to provide blockchain based investment options to clients, but with this comes a high risk of exposure to criminal activities.
Schedule: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (EST)
This presentation will explain fundamentals of blockchain and crypto-currency technologies, how investments are currently conducted by the majority of consumers and where the risks lie in terms of fraud and crime. The presentation will further explain the complexities in establishing source of wealth, and the loopholes allowing money laundering, tax evasion and other activities where users profit from the proceeds of crime.