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Who Should Attend

Program Overview

Concepts & Objectives

Grants for Bankers



Day 1 and 2: AML Compliance Bootcamp

Date: October 21-22, 2015

Location: Times Square Offices, New York, NY

INDUSTRY: $1,495


Gain attendance certification for continuing education


Who Should Attend

All involved with digital asset and digital currency industries including:

  • AML Compliance Professionals
  • Payments Professionals
  • Attorneys
  • Accountants
  • Auditors and Independent Reviewers
  • Others interested in all digital currencies, crypto and non-crypto

Program Overview

AML compliance is complex even in the simplest organizations.ᅠ In the world of digital currencies, it often seems even more so due to new and unfamiliar business models, and rapidly developing technology.ᅠ Regulators are struggling to understand digital currency compliance too.ᅠ And potential business partners -- especially banks -- may simply be scared off.


Successful AML compliance requires an understanding of two different sets of laws: the federal Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and related federal criminal statutes.ᅠ Participants will first learn which recordkeeping and reporting requirements imposed by the BSA apply to different types of business models.ᅠ Secondly, participants will gain a better understanding of the federal criminal statutes, which apply to everyone -- individuals and organizations -- regardless if they are a money services business (MSB) or not. Participants will learn why they are at risk, and develop strategies to mitigate those risks.


Working side-by-side with peers, this course provides a solid foundation for developing an AML compliance program that is designed to detect and deter the use of the organization for money laundering, terrorist financing and other criminal activity.

Program Concepts & Objectives:

Assemble framework for building or enhancing AML compliance programs:

  • Develop a working knowledge of the elements essential to effective AML compliance and the framework of a comprehensive, written compliance program - including a risk assessment.
  • Gain a better understanding of FinCEN’s recordkeeping, reporting and other regulatory requirements – SARs, CTRs, Travel Rule and more.
  • Working interactively with classmates and instructors, explore how criminals could abuse your business models and how to assess and mitigate that risk.


Learn how to meet the expectations of regulators (IRS, SEC, state money transmitter regulators, and others) and banks:

  • Through hands-on exercises, develop skills to create policies and procedures to comply with BSA’s recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
  • Review and revise your organization’s existing policies and procedures.
  • Learn how protect your organization, discovering ways to detect and deter money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crimes.


Prepare for your next AML compliance review, whether conducted by your bank, a regulator or an auditor:


  • Gain insight into the impact of recent criminal cases, enforcement actions, and ever-evolving regulatory standards and expectations, and how they will affect your organization.
  • Enhance understanding of the different roles and responsibilities various employees, business partners, and others may have in the compliance process.
  • Learn what compliance responsibilities and obligations can and cannot be allocated among employees and partners.


Attendance certification for continuing education credits.



Digital Chamber Offers Grants To Bankers To Attend AML Compliance Bootcamp for Digital Currency


The Chamber of Digital Commerce is now accepting applications from bankers who would like to attend the Anti-­‐Money Laundering Compliance Bootcamp for Digital Currency in  New York City on April 30 to May 2, 2015. The deadline to apply is April 22, 2015, 5 PM/PT. The bootcamp has been approved for continuing education credits by ACAMS and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), and for CLE in California and New York. The grants will be awarded to employees of banks or credit unions that demonstrate a strong desire to better understand digital currencies and gain greater awareness of the AML and OFAC compliance efforts within the digital currency community.


Through the generous donations of its members and sponsors, the chamber is offering two grants valued at up to $3,595 each to bankers to cover the cost of tuition for the bootcamp. The chamber believes banks will be more willing to provide digital currency companies with banking services if they better understand their AML compliance efforts, the steps that can and are being taken to reduce risks, the issues digital currency companies face, and how similar these issues are to those facing banks. The course is ideally suited for banks  that are considering offering digital currency related services.



Carol Van Cleef

Esq. Partner,
 Manatt Phelps & Phillips

Maureen Sanders Piccillo

Executive Director, AML Training Institute and former US Internal Revenue Service’s National AML Program Manager

Here are some Testimonials we've received from our attendees.


“I got ten times my investment back in knowledge at the AML bootcamp,”

Jon, Chief Compliance Officer at Ziftr


“I walked away with $20,000 in consulting services from the two-day course,”

Patrick, an exchanger


“I found the bootcamp to be indispensable in moving forward with my bitcoin business. The wealth of compliance-related knowledge presented in this seminar is a must-have for anyone trying to operate within the regulatory landscape of the U.S.”

Galiano Tiramani, Digital Currency Arbitrage Specialist


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