Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) — unique crypto assets hashed to a blockchain — have taken the world by storm. From Cryptopunks to NBA Top Shot, Beeple to Bored Apes, NFTs have impacted sports, pop culture, gaming and art. There are discussions of NFTs in healthcare, real estate, record keeping, and myriad other use cases where certification of authenticity is critical. How can businesses get involved safely?
Join the final TRM Talk of 2021 to hear answers to the big questions surrounding NFTs from Jennifer Lee, Head of Compliance at Anchorage Digital (which recently helped Visa with its historic purchase of a Cryptopunk); Cody Berlin, Chief Technology Officer at NFT marketplace Autograph, and Joe McGill, former U.S. Secret Service Agent and resident expert on illicit finance risks for NFTs at TRM Labs. We'll cover:
- What are NFTs?
- What are the use cases present and future?
- What are the risks and how are regulators and compliance teams working to mitigate them?
This webinar is hosted by TRM Labs, a blockchain analytics company. We work with crypto businesses, financial institutions and government agencies to monitor, detect and investigate fraud and financial crime in crypto.
Cody is CTO at Autograph, an NFT platform that brings together the most iconic brands and legendary names in sports, entertainment and culture to create unique digital collections and experiences. Cody comes from a background in cryptocurrency, distributed systems, and machine learning. After learning to program at a young age Cody has worked across multiple fields within software development ranging from teaching to full-scale production deployments. At Autograph, he is focused on building the core engineering team, product, and scalable blockchain solutions.
Head of Compliance, Anchorage Digital
Jennifer Lee heads the Compliance team at Anchorage and has over 18 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Anchorage, Jennifer was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs for its APAC Securities Division Compliance team and later ran the entity-level regulatory reporting team for Goldman in North America. Part of Jennifer’s experience at Goldman was to lead its global regulatory change efforts in Asia, including MIFID, Volcker, CFTC, Brexit regulatory adoption. Previous to Goldman, Jennifer was in sales and trading at a retail brokerage in California before finally moving into Compliance. She has a BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley and MBA from Santa Clara University, with concentrations in International Business and Finance. Jennifer also holds FINRA 24, 28, 57, 7, 63 licenses.
Global Investigations, TRM Labs
As a member of the Global Investigations team at TRM Labs, Joe provides investigative support to TRM's professional services clients and performs analysis on new and emerging threat vectors. Prior to joining TRM, Joseph McGill was a Criminal Investigator at the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General (USPS/OIG) where he investigated financial crimes. Previously, he managed complex financial crime and cyber investigations targeting transnational organized cybercrime groups at the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), San Francisco Field Office. In this capacity, McGill was assigned to the USSS Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF) where he ran darknet targeting efforts and digital currency investigations. In 2018, McGill was a finalist for USSS Special Agent of the Year and was also recognized for Significant Case of the Year - a case that over 50 digital currency phishing websites resulting in millions of dollars in losses and victims across the globe.
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.