A Conversation with Director Kenneth A. Blanco of FinCEN

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As the Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the Financial Intelligence Unit of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Kenneth A. Blanco is on the forefront of domestic and international financial crimes. In this virtual “fireside chat,” Director Blanco sits down with Chainalysis Head of Global Policy Jesse Spiro to discuss where FinCEN is focusing in terms of virtual assets today, including how they are approaching noncompliant foreign exchanges and regulatory arbitrage.

About Director Blanco:

Mr. Blanco is the Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a Bureau within the Department of Treasury, established to support law enforcement and global efforts against domestic and international financial crimes via the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information from the financial sector. FinCEN administers regulations to guard against money laundering and terrorism financing and enforces compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act, among other authorities delegated to the Director through the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001.

About Jesse:

Jesse Spiro is the Global Head of Policy for Chainalysis. Previously, he was the Head of Threat Finance and Emerging Risks for Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv, where he oversaw global engagement and research on threat finance, including terrorism, proliferation, cyber crime, organized crime, smuggling, trafficking. He is a 2018 National Security Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Financial Threats Council, and on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Human Trafficking Task Force. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.

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