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Merkle Meets: Tornado Cash Redesignation, Market Turmoil, and What's Next for Crypto Regulation

Monday November 21st | 10am ET

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Jeff Bandman (Moderator)


Bandman Advisors


Christopher Perkins



Hillary Rosenberg

Hillary Rosenberg

Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Servicing & Digital

BNY Mellon


Ian Lee

Founding Team & Global Director of Partnerships

Merkle Science

Why attend?

Special Highlights: FTX filed for bankruptcy on November 11, 2022. What does this mean for cryptosphere, what are Merkle Proof of Reserves and how will the regulators respond ?

On November 8, 2022, the US Department of Treasury announced that it is "redesignating" Tornado Cash as a sanctioned entity, overtly alleging that North Korea has used the crypto mixing service to support its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program. While the implications of redesignation are still sinking in the Web3 industry is once again spurred into compliance.

The OFAC had originally sanctioned  Tornado Cash in August 2022, which had given rise to burning questions including several direct/ indirect risk exposure, the consequences this policy decision will have on smart contracts, decentralization, and neutrality of technology as well as on users’ privacy.

With the U.S. Treasury doubling down on sanctions compliance there is a rising need for the Web3 industry to put in place a robust and effective sanctions screening and compliance program.

What will you learn?

Special Highlights: Learn more about the FTX-fuelled crypto contagion, how it can be avoided, Merkle Proof of Reserves as a gold standard for compliance and will the industry see overregulation?

Join “Merkle Meets” where Jeff Bandman will be joined by regulators and compliance experts will discuss a range of topics including:

  • Impact of the recent Tornado Cash sanctions and compliance guidelines
  • How to implement an effective transaction monitoring program and build a robust sanctions compliance program?
  • How to assess sanctions exposure — direct and indirect — with an increased focus on geolocation tagging
  • Potential litigation actions associated with Tornado Cash sanctions in addition to the existing lawsuits involving novel legal claims under the Administrative Procedure Act and the U.S. Constitution

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