Memorandum of Understanding inked at virtual event organised by Global Fintech Institute and Blockchain Association Singapore

Demand for digital asset compliance jobs is expected to grow as more institutions get involved in digital assets

Singapore, 21 April 2021 – Global FinTech Institute (GFI), Singapore- based global professional credentialing body  for FinTech professionals, Blockchain Association Singapore (BAS), the leading industry association for Digital Asset and Enterprise Blockchain, and Elliptic Singapore Private Limited (Elliptic), a leading provider of Digital Asset Risk Management Solutions for Digital Asset businesses and financial institutions, today announced it has inked a Memorandum of Understanding to roll out a Digital Asset Compliance Certification at a virtual event earlier today. It will be the first Digital Asset Compliance training program available in Singapore for financial institutions, digital asset businesses and law enforcement.

The virtual event, organised by GFI and BAS, was subsequently followed by a webinar on the Future of Work in Blockchain. Panellists included Patrick Tay, Assistant Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Executive Secretary, Banking and Financial Services Union (BFSU); Tim Chapman, Vice President of Sales, Elliptic; Chia Hock Lai, Co-chairman of BAS and Professor David Lee, Chairman at Global FinTech Institute.

Speaking on the collaboration, Patrick Tay, Assistant Secretary-General, NTUC and Executive Secretary, BFSU, said, “In the next normal, some jobs may no longer exist, some jobs will be transformed, and new jobs are being created. The challenge remains for workers to be able to transit into these new and transformed jobs and acquire the new and in-demand skills. We are happy to see our BFSU partner BAS working with Global FinTech Institute and Elliptic Singapore to introduce training that would enable workers (especially the PMEs) to segue into these new opportunities created. We look forward to partnering with them to bring this programme to our workers.”

Tim Chapman, Vice President of Sales, Elliptic said, “Elliptic is very honored to be participating in the growth of the digital assets industry in Singapore. We are proud to work with BAS and GFI to support members of the workforce in acquiring new knowledge about the fast-growing digital assets industry, and equipping them with skills for their career development.”

“BAS is proud to work with GFI and Elliptic in bringing the Digital Assets Compliance Training Program to market as we are seeing tremendous growth and institutional interest in the digital assets industry,” commented Chia Hock Lai, Co-chairman of BAS.

“As the digital assets industry advances with increasing participation by institutions, the need for specialist digital assets compliance expertise is becoming increasingly urgent,” said Professor David Lee, Chairman at Global FinTech Institute. He added, “We are confident that a collaborative approach between academia and industry is the only effective way to develop competent compliance professionals in this growing field.”

The Digital Asset Compliance training program will be launched in 2021 with a comprehensive curriculum and certification that will include topics such as:

  • Fundamentals of Digital Assets
  • Privacy and Anonymity Enhancement Technologies
  • Blockchain Analytics
  • Illicit Typologies
  • Terrorist Financing
  • Cybersecurity and Hacking
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Sanctions
  • Emerging Digital Assets Developments

The Fiat and Digital Assets Economies are converging when it comes to the practice of compliance. Both financial institutions and digital asset businesses have a responsibility to exercise the same duty of care to be Anti Money Laundering (AML) compliant for digital assets. This Digital Asset Compliance Certification opens up new opportunities for compliance professionals to grow their AML and financial crime skills with certified digital asset compliance knowledge.

The program fills an educational gap in the market for a high-quality digital asset certification that is comprehensive, accessible, and supported by relevant and contextual evidence-based case studies from Elliptic’s Blockchain Analytics research and real-world cases. In a digital-first world, learners can access the course through an online learning platform that includes digital textbooks, examinations, and learning content that is secured to meet the strict security controls of banks.

GFI, BAS and Elliptic will make a further announcement on the course launch date in May 2021.


About Global FinTech Institute

The Global FinTech Institute, headquartered in Singapore, is a global professional credentialing body dedicated to creating greater collaboration, advocacy, ethics and knowledge for all FinTech professionals.

It aims to empower members and the community to leverage FinTech for growth and transformation, through engaging the community in the latest trends, issues and development in FinTech; facilitating collaborations with and knowledge-sharing among regional and international FinTech organisations; promoting best practices and co-developing standards and governance guidelines for the fair use of FinTech and providing education and training to build industry capabilities and groom talents in FinTech.

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About Blockchain Association Singapore

The Blockchain Association Singapore (BAS) seeks to empower its members and the community to leverage Blockchain and scalable technologies for business growth and transformation. The Association is designed to be an effective platform for members to engage with multiple stakeholders – both regional and international – to discover solutions and promote best practices in a collaborative, open, and transparent manner.

It aims to promote Blockchain literacy and build a strong talent pipeline for the digital economy in Singapore. BAS also aims to accelerate the development of blockchain companies operating in or entering into Singapore, and their subsequent integration and acceleration into the Singapore Blockchain Ecosystem.

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About Elliptic

Elliptic is the global leader in Cryptoasset Risk Management Solutions for crypto businesses and financial institutions worldwide. A 2020 WEF Technology Pioneer, Elliptic is backed by investors including Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, SBI Group, and Santander Innoventures, and has assessed risks on transactions worth several trillion dollars, uncovering activities related to money laundering, terrorist fundraising, fraud, and other financial crimes. Elliptic is headquartered in London with offices in New York, Singapore, and Tokyo.

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