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Crypto & Blockchain: Compliance, Security & Investigative Tools | (with Ari Redbord, TRM Labs) | Web3

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Have you ever wondered how organisations can protect against cyber threats such as ransomware attacks? In our latest podcast episode, we had the pleasure of hosting Ari Redbord, Head of Legal & Government Affairs at TRM Labs, to discuss why it’s essential to protect against security threats when working with crypto and blockchain.

In this episode, we explored how blockchain technology can improve transparency and accountability in financial transactions, while also revolutionising the way transactions are conducted. But with great power comes great responsibility, and we also discussed the importance of regulatory compliance and the need for strong security measures to protect against ransomware attacks.

Ari Redbord provided valuable insights into the current state of the crypto and blockchain industry, including the challenges and opportunities that come with it. From the potential for blockchain technology to transform financial services, to the importance of building tools and technologies that can be used by organisations of all sizes, this episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the future of finance.

Listen to the podcast to explore:
🔹 Engaging with regulators in the crypto and blockchain space
🔹 Blockchain’s potential to enhance transparency and accountability in finance
🔹 Robust security measures to combat ransomware attacks and other threats
🔹 Revolutionising financial transactions through crypto and blockchain
🔹 Building versatile tools for use by financial institutions and universities

Episode Guest

Ari Redbord

Head of Legal & Government Affairs at TRM Labs

Ari Redbord is the Head of Legal and Government Affairs at TRM Labs, the blockchain intelligence company. Prior to joining TRM, Ari was the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary and the Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the United States Treasury. In that position, Ari worked with teams from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and other Treasury components to use sanctions and other regulatory tools effectively to safeguard the financial system from illicit use by terrorist financiers, weapons of mass destruction proliferators, drug kingpins, and other rogue actors, including Iran, Syria, North Korea and Venezuela. In addition, Ari worked closely with regulators, the Hill and the interagency on issues related to the Bank Secrecy Act, cryptocurrency, and anti-money laundering strategies. Prior to Treasury, Ari was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia for eleven years where he investigated and prosecuted terrorism, espionage, threat finance, cryptocurrency, export control, child exploitation and human trafficking cases.

Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Global Head, Future of Finance at Citi

Ronit Ghose is the Global Head, Future of Finance, Citi’s think tank for the future of money and technology. Ronit’s current areas of focus include Digital Assets, the Metaverse, Web3, the applications of AI to Finance and other frontier topics. Previously, Ronit was Global Head of Banks and Fintech Research for Citi.

Ronit is an Advisor to various Governments, Universities, VC investors and tech firms in the UK, UAE and Africa. Prior to joining Citi, he worked at the British Bankers’ Association and was a research assistant in the UK Parliament for a former Prime Minister. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford & a postgraduate diploma from the University of London.

Gaurav Dhar

Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners

Gaurav is a seasoned leader in the FinTech industry and currently serves as the Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners in Dubai. He is also a board member of Deem Bank, The Mena Fintech Association and TiE Dubai.

With over 19 years of experience at Marshal, he has established himself as a pioneering force in the development of FinTech ecosystems and solutions. 

By devoting his personal time to working with innovators, he has built an extensive network of relationships with VCs, incubators, accelerators, start-ups, and angel syndicates, both locally and globally.

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