Managing the Risks of Virtual Currencies: How Threats and Regulations Are Shaping the Virtual Currency Landscape

September 16, 2021

In support of the Dubai International Financial Center’s Blockchain Week, the Dubai Financial Services Authority, Kharon, and TRM Labs hosted a discussion of the DIFC’s approach to regulating virtual currencies, the current sanctions evasion risks of virtual currencies, and the changing global regulatory landscape.

This session examines the current approach for compliance, financial inclusion, investment and trading, and national security, as well as key outstanding questions of how to maximize the potential of virtual currencies and mitigate risks that they may pose.


Brian Stirewal
Dubai Financial Services Authority

William G. Rich
SVP, Public Sector and Emerging Markets

Ari Redbord
Head of Legal and Government Affairs
TRM Labs