Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce Digital Currency Report Released, Stoeckert Served as Expert Witness

Earlier this week, the Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce released its report on virtual currencies titled “Digital Currency:  You Can’t Flip This Coin!”  Stratis Advisory’s Brian Stoeckert had the pleasure to speak as a witness before the Committee when they traveled to New York in February 2015. In a nut shell, the Committee… more

Treasury Issues 2015 National Money Laundering Risk Assessment, Highlights Vulnerabilities and Risks of MSBs

On Friday, June 12, 2015 the U.S. Department of Treasury issued National Money Laundering Risk Assessment (NMLRA) and the National Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment (NTFRA).  According to Treasury, the purpose of these assessments is to help the public and private sectors understand the money laundering and terrorist financing methods used in the United States, the risks that these… more

What We Said: ACAMS 3rd Annual AML & Financial Crimes Conference Canada

On June 8, 2015, Stratis Advisory’s Brian Stoeckert participated on a virtual currency panel entitled “Retooling Compliance Programs to Address Virtual Currencies” at the ACAMS 3rd Annual AML& Financial Crimes Conference in Toronto, Canada. The panel tackled a number of issues regarding Canadian and U.S. AML regulation of virtual currency use, companies operating in the ecosystem, and predictions… more

Article Published: Virtually Here – Bitcoin, But the Beginning

In the May edition of Money Laundering Bulletin, the magazine for career-minded professionals in the anti-money laundering field, Stratis managing partner, Brian Stoeckert, authored “Virtually Here – Bitcoin, But the Beginning.”  Money Laundering Bulletin, based in the United Kingdom, brings the latest analysis of money laundering regulation, methods, trends and policing, helping members avoid anti-money laundering breaches in organisations… more

Article Published: Virtual Currencies Continue to Peek Through the Shadows

In the March-May edition of ACAMSToday, the magazine for career-minded professionals in the anti-money laundering field, Stratis managing partner, Brian Stoeckert, authored “virtual currencies continue to peek through the shadows.” ACAMSToday is distributed to the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) international community, which consists of bankers, regulators, lawyers, accountants, law enforcement officials, etc. The article covers… more

CoinComply and FC Strategy Group Merge to Form Stratis Advisory

CoinComply, a leader in compliance solutions for digital currency and FinTech companies, and FC Strategy Group, a provider of financial crimes advisory services, strategy, intelligence, and expert testimony to financial institutions and their legal counsel, have merged to form Stratis Advisory. The merger will enable both companies to meet growing demand for risk and compliance management solutions… more

FinCEN Director: Examinations of Virtual Currency Company BSA/AML Programs are Starting. Are you Ready?

On February 12, a number of anti-money laundering (“AML”) and Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) experts participated in an AML regulation panel on virtual currencies at the Foreign Affairs Cryptocurrency Forum at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Among those on the panel, including CoinComply’s Brian Stoeckert, was FinCEN’s Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery.   A number of topics were… more

What We Said: Foreign Affairs Forum on Cryptocurrency Policy

On February 12, 2015, CoinComply’s Brian Stoeckert participated on an anti-money laundering (“AML”) regulation panel at the Council on Foreign Relations, Foreign Affairs Cryptocurrency Forum in New York City. The panel was moderated by Richard Abel, Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Director of FinCEN, John Beccia, General Counsel, Circle,… more

What We Said: Summary of Brian Stoeckert’s Testimony at the New Jersey General Assembly Digital Currency Hearing

Earlier today, the New Jersey General Assembly held a hearing on digital currency. CoinComply’s resident AML and digital currency expert, Brian Stoeckert, testified on a variety of topics including the following: Background of U.S. AML laws and regulations How the U.S. has interpreted such laws and regulations related to virtual currency The impact of FinCEN’s 2013 interpretative… more

Brian Stoeckert to Testify at New Jersey General Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee Hearing on Digital Currency

CoinComply’s anti-money laundering (“AML”) and digital currency expert, Brian Stoeckert, will be testifying at the New Jersey General Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee Hearing on Digital Currency on February 5, 2015.  Based on his extensive experience in assisting financial institutions and non-bank financial institutions comply with AML and sanctions laws and regulations, he will discuss an overview… more