10th October 2018, 09.00-12.00
City of London Club, 19 Old Broad St, London, EC2N 1DS

Why attend

Who should attend



There continues to be questions and debate about the regulation of Cryptocurrency sector and given the virtual, international and cross border nature this is an extremely complex topic.

Crypto firms currently have to carefully assess the point at which their business activities put them into the regulatory spotlight. Some find that their wider business activities require FCA regulation, whereas others may invite regulation because of the market kudos and respectability it brings.

This comes against the backdrop of dynamic international regulatory environment. Some jurisdictions are taking draconian action, whereas others, such as Switzerland, Gibraltar and Malta, are actively courting Crypto firms. The UK will be adopting the 5th Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) in 2019 and this will require many Crypto firms to comply with Money Laundering Regulations for the first time. Coupled with this, the UK’s taskforce on the regulation of Crypto assets is due to report in the Autumn.


To register for this free business briefing please use the form opposite. Places are limited so we would urge you to book as soon as possible.

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Bringing the Crypto sector together with legal and compliance experts, we will discuss the key questions and providing clarity and direction:

  • WHEN Crypto-related businesses activities have to be regulated by the FCA

  • HOW Crypto firms can get FCA authorised, including the changes to their business models that might be required to satisfy the FCA

  • WHAT structures, systems and processes Crypto firms will need to adopt to meet the FCA’s rules and standards

Who should attend?

This morning briefing has been designed to help you understand the current and emerging regulatory environment so that you can be better prepared and consider the potential impacts to your business plans. It will particularly benefit:

  • Directors, Senior Management and Risk and Compliance Executives of new start up and existing Crypto firms, as well as those from FinTech, Payment Services and Capital Market firms that offer cryptocurrency services

  • Non-Executive Directors and Entrepreneurs that become involved with or actively invest in Crypto firm



08.30- 09.00


Registration, coffee and pastries.

09.00 – 09.05 


Welcome and introduction

Paul Morrison, Head of RegTech, Compliancy Services introduces the seminar and speakers.

09.05 – 09.35


Understanding which firms can and cannot become authorised by the FCA

Jonathan Rogers, Financial Services Partner at Taylor Wessing demystifies a complex subject by examining which type of Crypto firms need to get FCA regulated, why it is compulsory for some and not an option for others.

09.35 – 10.05


Becoming authorised and regulated by the FCA

Getting an FCA licence is not easy. Ben Mason, Chief Executive Officer, Compliancy Services explains the steps Crypto firms need to take to become authorised by the FCA.

10.05 – 10.25


Running a regulated firm

Kumar Ved, Managing Director, Compliancy Services discusses the management challenges faced by regulated firms and how these can be addressed. If not anticipated, new operational and governance processes can prove to be a significant obstacle to building a profitable business.

10.25 – 10.50


Coffee break, an excellent chance to network

10.50 – 11.05


Risk and insurability

Nathan Sewell, Chief Executive Officer, Protean Risk considers the insurance market appetite for Crypto risks.

11.05 – 11.45


Panel discussion and Q&A

Ben Mason, Chief Executive Officer, Compliancy Services facilitates a panel discussion where you will be able question the experts on topics from regulatory obligations to MLD5.

Jonathan Rogers, Financial Services Partner at Taylor Wessing

John Burns, Payment Services Director, Compliancy Services

Further panellists to be confirmed

11.45 - 11.55


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