John Collins Thomas Blissenden Jay Albanese

Cryptocurrencies and crime – Evaluating the cryptocurrency global regulatory regime complex

A Talk by John Collins , Thomas Blissenden and Jay Albanese

About this Talk

Blockchain technologies have facilitated the promise of decentralized finance (known as DeFi) and the proliferation of cryptocurrencies and virtual assets. This panel examines the organized crime implications of these technological developments. In particular it focuses on the regulatory, geopolitical and technological implications of these trends. It also points to the regulatory changes underway in response to these emerging technologies and the continued roll-out in multilateral, regulatory and law enforcement capabilities to limit the risks and challenges posed by these technologies.

13 October 2022, 11:30 PM

11:30 PM - 12:45 AM

About The Speakers

John Collins

John Collins

Director of Academic Engagement, GI-TOC

Director of Academic Engagement at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.


Thomas Blissenden

Thomas Blissenden

Senior Liaison Officer, AUSTRAC

Senior Liaison Officer for Southeast Asia based at the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur


Jay Albanese

Jay Albanese

Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Professor in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University and specializes in organized crime, corruption, ethics and transnational crime.