Blockchain Forum - Jan 30
Digital asset investing
Teresa Anaya, director of financial institution strategy, Blockchain Intelligence Group
Hamiz Awan, founder, Plutus21 Capital
Dmitriy Berenzon, research partner, Zenith Ventures
Jon West, founder, Vercey Blockchain Consulting
- What are the different types of digital assets?
- For whom are digital assets an appropriate investment?
- What criteria should be used to evaluate digital assets?
- What obstacles need to be overcome to purchase digital assets?
- What are the risk issues related to digital assets?
- How are digital assets secured?
- What is the current state of digital asset regulation?
Teresa Anaya has over 25 years of experience in accounting and information technology with most recent 10 years in fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing investigations. Ms. Anaya draws her knowledge and experience from her work performing investigations for global financial institutions, including investigating reason for failure of financial institutions in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008. Her area of expertise is in the financial institution vertical, specific to global "Know Your Customer" standards, transaction monitoring and suspicious activity reporting. She is often engaged by global regulators for her knowledge and expertise related to illicit activity and mitigation strategies for the risk involved with transactions involving cryptocurrency. Ms. Anaya co-developed the Certified Cryptocurrency Training Certification program with Robert Whitaker, who is a former Special Agent with US Homeland Security. She has been the key note speaker for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, including speaking for the ACFE in Abu Dhabi and most recently invited to the CAII -- Peru's leading Anti-Corruption Conference. Ms. Anaya is a Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, ITIL 3 Certified and a Certified Bitcoin Professional.
Hamiz Mushtaq Awan is a Partner and the Founder at Plutus21 Capital, an investment firm focused on blockchain technology and digital assets. Prior to starting Plutus21 Capital, Hamiz worked in various roles at J.P. Morgan, Pearigee Partners, and Provasi Capital Partners. Hamiz graduated as a Don Jackson Fellow from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Finance from the Alternative Asset Management Center.
Dmitriy Berenzon is the Research Partner at Zenith Ventures where he focuses on investment due diligence and publishing widely circulated industry research. Previously, Dmitriy worked with CoinFund, a blockchain-focused cryptofund, where he conducted investment due diligence and research, and co-founded a crypto-asset portfolio management platform, where he led business development and operations. Prior to this, Dmitriy was an Assistant Vice President with Deutsche Bank Labs, where he engaged with startups, investors, and academia to discover, evaluate, and adopt innovative technologies into the Bank. Prior to this, Dmitriy was an Associate in the Strategy & Business Development team within Deutsche Bank's Global Transaction Banking (GTB) Division, where he supported senior management with the development, execution and monitoring of GTB's strategies, governance and operating models. Dmitriy received his MBA at the University of California, Berkeley-Haas School of Business.
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