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The Rise of Crypto: What is the Future of Risk?

by Lauralee Dhabhar, on Apr 29, 2022 11:08:29 AM

Cryptocurrency and virtual currencies have come to prominence in discussions about risk and compliance practices in financial institutions, specifically as it relates to anti-money laundering, illicit activities, and sanctions requirements. But there is still much that is misunderstood. What is it, and what is it not? What are the largest myths? What is the future of a risk practice with cryptocurrency as a new, viable, component to account for?

Watch below for the full conversation between distinguished panelists:

Ananya Kumar
Assistant Director of Digital Currency
Atlantic Center’s Geoecomonics Center

Soribel Feliz
Program Manager for Trust and Safety Operations

Melanie Teplinsky
Senior Fellow for Tech, Law, & Security Program
American University

Illustration by eamesBot/

If you would like to learn more about cryptocurrency and its impact on banking and global economics, check out the resources below.

From Giant Oak:

Four Ways to Transform Cryptocurrency

Cracking Crypto: How to Use AI-powered OSINT to Screen for Cryptocurrency Risk

More Resources:

"Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money" by Nathaniel Popper

"The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking" by Saifedean Ammous

Chainalysis 2022 Crypto Crime Report

The Atlantic Council Geoeconomics Center


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