Digital Assets
Asia 2023

Hosted by Regulation Asia

Thursday 23 February 2023 - Singapore

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Agenda

Event Open

09:15 AM SGT N/A

Registration and Networking

Opening Remarks

09:45 AM SGT Online

Bradley Maclean, Co-Founder, Regulation Asia

Opening Regulatory Keynote

09:50 AM SGT N/A

Speaker to be announced in due course

Panel 1: Risk, Resilience and Integrity: The Role of Regulation in a Post-FTX World

10:05 - 10:50 AM SGT N/A

With the developments in the crypto regulatory space in Singapore and Hong Kong to mitigate AML/CFT risks through the adoption of the FATF guidelines, and the recent collapse of FTX, how are regulators stepping in to improve industry best practices, market integrity and resilience? By dissecting cross border market abuse, and the use of trade surveillance, this panel will look at how legislative measures potentially impact existing licensing and enforcement trends of crypto markets in the APAC region.

Speakers to be announced in due course

Presentation/Fireside Chat: Exchange Wars: Detecting and Disrupting Future Cross-Market Abuses

10:50 - 11:10 AM SGT N/A

A push for increasing regulation could potentially prevent cross-market abuse in crypto markets, including for trading between fiat and virtual assets, while also increasing investor protection and helping to legitimise crypto as an asset class. In this session, we look at the evolution of market abuse and the data sources available to regulators to assess this risk while they consider what the future of regulation and enforcement may look like.

Speakers to be announced in due course

Networking Break

11:10 - 11:30 AM SGT N/A

Rest, relax and visit the sponsors booths!

Panel 2: Risk, Reporting and Hedging: Risk Management for Crypto Assets

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM SGT N/A

FTX, Terra and Three Arrows contagion effects have signalled the need for increased regulation and transparency in crypto markets. With the recent proposals aiming to set global standards for jurisdictions to consider in their local frameworks, we assess how existing stress testing practices and risk models can mitigate risk and consider the need for future reporting requirements for crypto assets.

Speakers to be announced in due course

Fireside Chat/Presentation: What’s Next for Digital Assets? Institutional DeFi and Project Guardian

12:15 - 12:35 PM SGT N/A

Initiatives like MAS’ Project Guardian has prompted extensive discussions on the future applications of blockchain technology in financial markets. In this session, we explore the future of Institutional DeFi, peer to peer lending, automated market makers, and broader developments in the digital asset space to promote innovation and improve efficiency in financial markets.

Speakers to be announced in due course

Lunch & Networking Break

12:35 - 1:35 PM SGT N/A

Grab lunch whilst meeting our sponsors and networking.

Afternoon Keynote Address

1:35 PM SGT N/A

Speaker to be announced in due course

Fireside Chat/Presentation: Trust but Verify: Moving Beyond Traditional KYC

1:50 - 2:10 PM SGT N/A

With the global nature of crypto transactions, what are the cross-border challenges to managing on-chain KYC? This session will explore how law enforcement agencies, FIs and VASPs are tackling this by measuring and assessing the robustness of the tools and standards that on-chain KYC provides.

Speakers to be announced in due course

Panel 3: Shades of Grey: Risks and Rewards of Dealing with FATF Grey Lists and Nascent Emerging Regulatory Frameworks

2:10 - 2:55 PM HKT/SGT N/A

While several jurisdictions like Pakistan to the Philippines have exited the grey lists, there still remain a high number of jurisdictions with strategic AML/CFT deficiencies on the FATF grey list. Across the globe, higher risk customers can operate using OTC desks, shell VASPs and nested exchanges, particularly in unregulated and under-regulated jurisdictions. In this session, we discuss how these jurisdictions can move out of the grey lists, by managing these risks and staying compliant with more developed regulatory frameworks and best practices in the crypto space.

Speakers to be announced in due course

Panel 4: From Freeze to Cease: Asset Recovery for Digital Assets in Asia

2:55 - 3:40 PM SGT N/A

To fully address issues such as cybercrime, fraud and market abuse issues in crypto, mechanisms and processes need to be in place to recover assets. In this session, we explore how law enforcement agencies, exchanges and regulators are addressing the issue of asset recovery, including seizure success rates across different jurisdictions.

Speakers to be announced in due course

Networking Break

3:40 - 4:00 PM SGT N/A

Rest, relax and visit the sponsors booths!

Fireside Chat/Presentation: Emerging Typologies: The Nexus between NFTs, Fraud, ML and Terrorism Financing

4:00 - 4:20 PM SGT N/A

According to reports, terrorist groups and other illicit actors have been leveraging NFT sales to raise funds to further their causes. Combined with copy-mints, rug-pulls and money laundering, how are law enforcement agencies and financial institutions tapping on technology and data to tackle this issue?

Speakers to be announced in due course

Panel 5: State-Backed Bad Actors: Trends in Sanctions Busting and Cybercrime

4:20 - 5:05 PM SGT N/A

Private blockchains have proven to be a lucrative realm for sanction-hit nation states and kleptocracies to use cryptocurrencies to fuel their activities. For instance, mixers like Tornado Cash have enabled North Korea to launder proceeds obtained through crypto exchange hacks, ransomware attacks and other illicit activities. This session will look at the typologies state-backed bad actors have been applying to bypass sanctions, as well as the emerging technologies that can help to mitigate such risks.

Speakers to be announced in due course

Closing Remarks

5:05 - 5:10 PM SGT N/A

Nick Wakefield & Bradley Maclean, Co-Founders, Regulation Asia

Networking Reception

5:10 - 7:00 PM SGT N/A

Join us for a time of networking with our sponsors!

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Please reach out to Nick Wakefield to find out more.

Registration

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