Brian Stoeckert Delivers TED Talk on FinTech to Executive Roundtable of Global Banks and Law Enforcement

Brian Stoeckert Delivers TED Talk on FinTech to Executive Roundtable of Global Banks and Law Enforcement

On August 19, 2015, Stratis’ Brian Stoeckert delivered a TED Talk-style presentation on financial technology (FinTech) at an executive roundtable session consisting of executives from some of the world’s leading global banks and senior federal law enforcement officials.  The session took place before the 11th Annual SAS Counterterrorism and Financial Crime program in Cary, North Carolina. As one… more

Stratis Speaks on Trends in Alternative Payment Risks

On August 19, 2015, Brian Stoeckert from Stratis participated in a session on Trends in Alternative Payment Risks hosted by the ACAMS Carolinas Chapter at the SAS campus in Cary, NC.  The event was held on the evening before the SAS 11th Annual Counterterrorism and Financial Crimes Forum. Among the topics covered were providing banking services to traditional… more

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

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

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

BitLicense 2.0 Released: Enhanced 4 Pillars of AML + VCTR Remain

Today, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) released the latest version of its BitLicense regulation aka a separate so-called ‘money transmitter license for Virtual Currency Business Activity.’   Another 30-day comment period will be in effect once the proposed regulation is entered into a “later edition of the New York State Register.” As we… more

What We Said at Manhattan District Attorney’s Office 5th Annual Financial Crimes and Cybersecurity Symposium

Yesterday, CoinComply’s managing director Brian Stoeckert, participated in a panel on virtual currencies at the invite-only Manhattan District Attorney’s Office 5th Annual Financial Crimes and Cybersecurity Symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  The event was hosted by DANY’s Cybercrime and Identity Theft and Major Economic Crimes Bureaus. Brian took center stage to open the… more

Bitcoin Law Conference: A Broader View of Crypto Regs

New York Law School held a #BitcoinLaw Regulation and Transactions conference earlier today in New York City.  A panel of industry experts, including CoinComply’s Brian Stoeckert, discussed the new landscape of federal and state regulations for cryptocurrencies.  A brief highlight of the topics discussed in the session are identified below: Is Bitcoin ‘money’ per se? Impact of… more