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CRFCC Certification

A must have comprehensive Regulatory Compliance and Financial Crime Certification for all aspiring Crypto Compliance officers looking to understand Crypto Regulation, how crypto assets work, Risk Typologies and how to build a supporting Risk Based Compliance Framework to meet your day to day regulatory compliance obligations and proactively, holistically, effectively, efficiently and sustainably manage risk. 
Starting date

Upon Enrollment

Format

Online and Classroom
Course

Duration

12 months Access to Course Materials

Price

Pricing Options Upon Request

What you are going to learn

What the CRFCC can do for you?

Whether you are a compliance officer or aspiring compliance officer at a Virtual Asset (VA) entity or a Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP), this course comprehensively brings all participants back to basics on what is crypto, learning the fundamentals about different types of crypto assets, and then explains the regulatory landscapes, the risk typologies and then walks through the build of a solid risk based compliance framework to support a regulated crypto entity.

Throughout this course you will discover in partnership with Merkle Science, Lysis Academy and Virtual Risk Solutions:
  • Part 1: What is Crypto?
  • Part 2: Crypto Regulatory Requirements across the Globe
  • Part 3: Financial Crime Compliance in Crypto
  • Part 4: How to building a Crypto Compliance Framework and the usage and Implementation of Technology





Each part will be fully interactive and led by recognized industry experts consisting of:
a. Theory
b. Practical Application
c. Real Life Case Studies
d. Breakout "Workout" Sessions
At the end of each part of the course the training, there will be a knowledge test. Certification will be awarded to participants who obtain a result of 75% or above in each test.

You are encouraged during the course to:
  • Make use of the opportunities to network with other crypto compliance professionals from across the globe space
  • Interact and ask questions an bring new and innovative ideas into the discussions
  • Use materials provided and provide feedback on any ways the course and contents can be enhanced to improve your learning experience

Course Contents

Part 1: What is Crypto?
Part 2: Crypto Regulatory Requirements across the Globe
Part 3: Financial Crime Risk Typologies in Crypto
Part 4: The Building Blocks of an Effective Crypto Compliance Framework
Part 5: Usage and Implementation of Technology for Risk Management
In this Section we will walk through the fundamentals of how Crypto coins and other crypto assets have been developed and how they are being used, valued and transacted, including: 
  1. Where did Crypto come from?
  2. What is Bitcoin?
  3. Why was Bitcoin created?
  4. How does Bitcoin work?
  5. What is a Miner?
  6. What is a Crypto Wallet?
  7. How do I buy Crypto?
  8. What is a Crypto Exchange?
  9. How is Bitcoin valued? 
  10. What other types of Crypto exist?
  11. What is Blockchain?
  12. What is a cryptomixer?
  13. How do I use Cryptocurrency?
  14. Is Crypto susceptible to theft?
  15. What is Decentralised Finance (DeFi)?
  16. What are the Pros and Cons to usage of Crypto?
  17. What are the current regulatory/society obstacles to usage and legality?
  18. Future of Crypto and our financial instruments
In this session we will provide a recap from Part 1: What is Crypto?

We will then walk through the Crypto regulatory requirements we have been seeing evolving across the globe and appetite to Crypto usage including looking at: 
  1. The Speed of regulatory evolution
  2. What regulation is required?
  3. Variations in global approaches to Crypto asset regulation
  4. What can regulators do to better support regulatory development?
  5. Why does Crypto need regulation?
  6. Where are the risks in non-regulation?
  7. What do we expect going forward?
In this session we will provide a recap from Part 2: Crypto Regulatory Requirement's across the globe.

We will then walk through the types of financial crime risk typologies that we have seen in crypto asset usage including:
  1. What are the biggest misconceptions in Crypto and Financial Crime? 
  2. Key Enforcement Actions to date
  3. Crypto financial crime typologies
  4. Risk exposure by product type
  5. How does Money Laundering work in Crypto? 
  6. Are Ledgers Secure?
  7. Overview of Money Laundering in Crypto
  8. Hacks
  9. Phishing Emails 
  10. Ransomware
  11. Sanctions
  12. Scams
  13. Stolen Funds and Extortion
  14. Terrorist Financing in Crypto
  15. Dark web
  16. Effective Due Diligence and Monitoring 
  17. Cryptocurrency start-ups that are no longer around 
  18. What is the next step in the Crypto evolution?
In this session we will provide a recap from Part 3: Financial Crime Risk Typologies in Crypto. 

We will then walk through the key components required to build a base point effective compliance risk based framework to support your activities in day to day risk mitigation. This will include: 
  1. Where do we start in building a compliance framework?
  2. What is expected from Compliance?
  3. Compliance officer skill sets 
  4. Where are we seeing gaps in crypto firms compliance frameworks?
  5. What controls do I need to build into in my compliance framework?
  6. Level of Compliance 
  7. Building a governance framework
  8. Reporting and Assessments
  9. The need for technology
  10. Going Forward: Tech infrastructure build needs to future proof your risks
In this session we will provide a recap from Part 4: The Building Blocks of an Effective Crypto Compliance Framework.
We will then walk through the key considerations and needs for incorporation of technology into your BAU compliance framework. This will include:
  1. Evolving Challenges and need for Automation 
  2. Challenges in Sanctions
  3. KYC Limitations and Lack of Regulation
  4. Transaction Monitoring in Crypto
  5. What Technology can do
  6. The Technology Solutions

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