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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.

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Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Ronit Ghose is the lead author of Citi’s GPS Bank of the Future and FinTech report series – the first edition has had more than 250,000 downloads making it the most read report ever published by Citi, and one of the most read FinTech reports ever published. Since joining Citi in 1997, Ronit has covered banks in the Americas, Asia and EMEA. He is the Global Head of Future of Finance in Citi Research. He is also an Advisory Board Member at the Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Ronit previously worked at the British Bankers’ Association and as a research assistant in Parliament. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford, a postgraduate diploma from the University of London and is a CFA charter holder.

Gaurav Dhar

Gaurav Dhar is the CEO of the Payments Solution Provider Marshal in Dubai. Gaurav has been working at Marshal for over 19 years now He strives to continually be on the frontier of building FinTech ecosystems and solutions. His personal time is spent on working with and investing directly in innovators, with a view to the future of Fintech both locally and globally via his cache of relationships which include VCs, incubators, accelerators, and start-ups and Angel Syndicates. In his position as a board member of the MENA FinTech Association and several advisory positions to international family offices, start-ups, and funds, he looks to grow the relationships within the FinTech and start-up ecosystem to contribute towards the education of budding disruptors and eventually the growth of economies and the job market where possible in the MEA Region and abroad.

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