Stratis Trains Regulators on FinTech and Blockchain

Stratis Trains Regulators on FinTech and Blockchain

On August 11, 2016, Brian Stoeckert, was honored to present before several hundred regulators in person and via live streaming at the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (FFIEC) IT Conference in Arlington, VA.  He covered the evolution of blockchain technology, where it’s going, and what to expect going forward for financial institutions.  Moreover, he also shared the… more

Building a Company From the Underground Up

From Yahoo.com: Crackle has released an extended trailer for its new scripted drama series StartUp starring Martin Freeman, Adam Brody and Edi Gathegi. Also unveiled today – new key art (see below) with the tagline “Building a company from the underground up.” The 10-episode hourlong series, set among the unconstrained yet opportunist streets of Miami, focuses on the… more

SONY’s New Series, “StartUp” Trailer Released

Martin Freeman (“Sherlock”) and Adam Brody (“The League”) will star in a new Crackle original scripted series, “StartUp.” Sony’s free streaming network released the first teaser trailer of the 10-episode drama… According to Indiewire, “StartUp” will explore what happens when a brilliant tech idea gets to the hands of the wrong kind of “tech entrepreneurs.”  Watch the trailer below:

FinTech White Paper: Risk and Compliance Insights for FinTech Startups, Banks and Investors

Disruptive innovation in FinTech is creating significant new market opportunities and FinTech innovators are leading the way with new platforms and business models that promise to transform the current landscape. Startups, investors and banks all have a stake. Find out what you need to know about managing compliance risk in the new world of FinTech.  Read our… more

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

Stratis Participates in International Bank Executive Seminar and Talks Alternative Payment Systems

On August 4, 2015, Brian Stoeckert from Stratis participated in an executive seminar for an international bank in New York City.  The private invitation-only event included executives from banks around the globe.  Mr. Stoeckert was the opening session and provided an overview of alternative payment systems, highlighting how these new systems are pushing the traditional financial system… 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

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