Exploring the key issues we can expect to hear about in 2023
About This Webinar
As we move to a more decentralized world, policy makers globally are asking the same question: what does regulation look like for DeFi?
In this TRM Talks, we are joined by an all-star panel of builders and innovators, former regulators and law enforcement officials, for a roundtable discussion on the unique regulatory challenges and opportunities in decentralized finance.
Ari Redbord (moderator)
Head of Legal and Government Affairs, TRM Labs
Ari Redbord is Head of Legal and Government Affairs at TRM Labs, a blockchain analytics company. Prior to joining TRM Labs, he served as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary and the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the United States Department of Treasury. In this capacity, he worked with teams from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and other Treasury and interagency components on issues related to sanctions, the Bank Secrecy Act, cryptocurrency, and anti-money laundering strategies.
Previously, Mr. Redbord served as a Senior Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, where he investigated and prosecuted cases related to cryptocurrency, terrorist financing, sanctions evasion, export control, child exploitation and human trafficking. He has received numerous awards from FinCEN, the FBI, and the United States Attorney's Office, including the Attorney General's Award for leading an interagency task force dedicated to prosecuting those who abuse and exploit children.
Associate Managing Director, K2 Integrity
Alex Levitov is an associate managing director at K2 Integrity who works with financial institutions, technologyfirms, and jurisdictional authorities to identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with moneylaundering, terrorist financing, bribery and corruption, sanctions evasion, and other forms of illicit financial activity. He assists clients in developing counter-illicit financing regulations, guidance, policies, procedures, and risk assessment tools, with a focus on digital assets and other emerging technologies, cross-border payments, trade- and proliferation-related risks, and financial inclusion objectives.
He has trained and advised financial sector supervisors, compliance officers, and front-line employees at all levels regarding global counter-illicit financing standards and best practices. Prior to joining K2 Integrity, Alex was a principal in the financial crimes practice at Promontory Financial Group and previously served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University.
Executive Director, Blockchain Association
Kristin is the Executive Director of the Blockchain Association, the Washington DC-based trade association representing more than 90 of the industry’s leading companies. Kristin serves as a liaison between policymakers and the cryptocurrency industry to assist in the creation of legislation and regulation that promotes the growth of the cryptocurrency ecosystem in the U.S.
She is also a leading, public voice advocating for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry through top-tier media interviews, op-eds and letters to the editor, and global speaking engagements.
Prior to leading the Blockchain Association, Kristin helped blockchain and technology companies achieve their public policy objectives in Washington. She served as a Senate and congressional aide on Capitol Hill for nearly ten years, much of which was spent focusing on technology policy. Kristin is a board member of the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web, Skybridge Capital’s G and GII Funds, the Flow Foundation, and Prime Trust.
Executive in Residence, Terranet Ventures & Former Director of Cybersecurity and Secure Digital Innovation, National Security Council
Carole House is an Executive in Residence at Terranet Ventures. Previously, she was the Director for Cybersecurity and Secure Digital Innovation for the White House National Security Council (NSC). Carole joins the NSC from the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), where she led cybersecurity, virtual currency, and emerging technology policy efforts as a Senior Cyber and Emerging Technology Policy Officer.
Prior to FinCEN, she worked as a Presidential Management Fellow supporting the White House Office of Management and Budget's Cyber and National Security Unit and the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on cybersecurity, supply chain risk management, and critical infrastructure protection policy issues.
General Counsel, Espresso Systems & former Acting Director, FinCEN
Michael Mosier is General Counsel at Espresso Systems, which is developing configurable privacy for digital assets with decentralized private computation. He served as Acting Director, Deputy Director, and the first Digital Innovation Officer of the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). He also was Counselor (for Cybersecurity & Emerging Technology) to the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.
Previously, Michael was Chief Technical Counsel at Chainalysis; an Associate Director of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control; a Deputy Chief at the Department of Justice’s Money Laundering Section; and White House National Security Council Director for Transnational Organized Crime. He began his public service with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
Co-chair, CNAS Task Force on FinTech, Crypto, and National Security
Chris Brummer is a co-chair of the CNAS Task Force on FinTech, Crypto, and National Security. He is also the Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professor of Financial Technology at Georgetown University Law Center and Faculty Director of the Institute of International Economic Law. Chris earned a Ph.D from the University of Chicago and graduated from law school with honors from Columbia. He serves on the board of directors at Fannie Mae and K2 Integrity, and is a scholar in residence at Paradigm.
Head of Policy, Uniswap Labs
Salman Banaei is Head of Policy at Uniswap Labs. Salman entered the policy realm during his public service at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from 2009 to 2013 where he held a variety of roles, including an Economist in the Market Surveillance Section, an Attorney-Advisor in the Division of Market Oversight, and Senior Counsel & Policy Advisor to the late Commissioner Bart Chilton. In 2010, he earned Chairman Gary Gensler's Staff Excellence Award. While in the private sector he co-led the policy functions most recently at Chainalysis and prior to that at IHS Markit (now a part of S&P Global). While at IHS Markit, he also spearheaded digital assets initiatives as Head of Blockchain, including product development relating to carbon and syndicated loan markets.
Head of Business Development, TRM Labs
Patrick South leads the Business Development team at TRM Labs. Prior to joining TRM, he was the Chief Development Officer at the Chamber of Digital Commerce, where he grew the association’s membership base to include global financial services entities, leading cryptocurrency businesses, and some of the largest professional services firms. In addition to development, Mr. South focused on organizational strategy and member relations. Prior to his experience at the Chamber, Mr. South was an Executive at Accenture, where he managed a portfolio of programs across the defense and intelligence sectors and oversaw their federal blockchain practice.