AML-Crypto Assets Seminar by ICPAK Pushed to October 2020 with Key Training Facilitators Announced

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The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), Kenya’s largest and official body of certified accountants, has put out a list of facilitators for the upcoming AML-Crypto Assets seminar slated for October 2020.

The seminar theme, dubbed, ‘Emerging Issues in Accounting, Financial Crime, and Dark Web Investigations,’ seeks to highlight the unique challenge for law enforcement officers trying to detect the proceeds of crime via cryptocurrencies.

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ICPAK had previously announced a similar seminar for the month of September 2020. It looks like the training has now been pushed to October 2020 with the key names of trainers already out.

The facilitators include:

  • Robert Whitaker – Former supervisory Special Agent with US Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) – Illict Digital Economy Program
  • CPA Samuel Kiragu – Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator
  • Adv James Manyonge – Corporation Secretary and Head of Legal, Compliance and External Relations at Financial Reporting Centre (FRC)
  • John Walubengo – Member, Kenya Blockchain & AI Taskforce

The seminar is targeted at the following professionals:

  • Accounting and finance professionals
  • Risk and regulatory compliance professionals
  • Law enforcement
  • Financial services regulators
  • Lawyers
  • Revenue authorities

Below is a breakdown of the course outline:

Day 1:

Session 1:

  • Block chain Technology and its impact to accounting profession
  • Introduction to crypto assets (Cryptocurrencies and Tokens/Coins​)
  • Crypto assets Accounting Standard Settings initiatives
  • Crypto Assets Taxation Issues

Session 2:

  • Virtual Assets anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing obligations
  • Illicit schemes involving cryptocurrencies
  • AML Risk involving cryptocurrencies

Day 2:

Law Enforcement session:

  • Cryptocurrency exploration using block chain analysis tools
  • Evidence considerations
  • Seizing cryptocurrencies best practices

 

Here are the seminar details:

 

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