Blockchain Industry
Compliance & Regulation
Association

BICRA opens dialog between Blockchain players and Regulators



 

Founded in 2018 by privacy regulation professionals, Blockchain Industry Compliance and Regulation Association (BICRA) is created to fill the gap between the worlds of blockchain and regulation. By forming a community of blockchain professionals, BICRA aims to ensure that members are in compliance with regulations all over the world through transparency and integrity. BICRA hopes to recognize those who are encompassing our values.

The real world application of blockchain technologies today have allowed for money laundering scams and fraudulent transactions, which regulators, auditors, and government officials must investigate. To improve AML (Anti-Money-Laundering) and KYC (Know-Your-Customer) standards, utilizing blockchain smart contracts for compliance and AML policies are both a necessity and an ethical solution to wrongful blockchain practices. BICRA will guide the blockchain industry in improving transparency of transactions and ensure user privacy.

With the continuous growth of the blockchain token industry more government regulations are iminent, and the stakes are high if businesses do not comply. BICRA, through reporting and legal guidance, ensures compliance of our members and offer best practice guidelines to strengthen compliance measures.



MEMBERSHIP

Influential. Around the world.


5

CONTINENTS


10+

MAJOR CITIES


120+

MEMBERS

Unique Perks & Privileges

As a BICRA member, you can enjoy a variety of member benefits as well as special offers.

BICRA Core Values

COMPLIANCE

Compliance to federal regulations are vital to maintaining a successful business. Whether the company be in financial services, media, or blockchain, it will not succeed without being compliant. BICRA hopes to help in the effort to maintain compliant business practices.

ETHICS

Ethics is the cornerstone for a successful company. Consumer trust comes from the practices of the company, and if those practices are ethical the trust grows. BICRA wants to make sure our members have ethical practices in place to ensure consumer trust and avoid regulatory mishaps.

TRANSPARENCY

One of BICRA’s core values is transparency since it is such a large factor in compliance and ethics in any industry. Through transparency, BICRA will be able to ensure that our members have ethical practices and are compliant to regulations around the world.

INTEGRITY

By joining BICRA, members will be showcasing their dedication to a company culture of integrity. Integrity comes in many forms, at BICRA we hope that compliance will be the strongest part of our members business integrity.

CYBER SECURITY

Through ethical and compliant practices, blockchain businesses can prevent money laundering, fraud, and other issues that come with misuse of the blockchain. By outlining the regulations they are facing, BICRA will assist members in preventing these non-compliant occurrences and foster transparency between states, businesses, regulators, and consumers.

EDUCATION

At BICRA, we are dedicated to making sure the blockchain industry will continue to grow in an ethical and compliant fashion. We hope to educate our members on best practices, ethics, and compliance in the blockchain industry through our reporting and membership community.

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIRMAN

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Florian Seroussi  

Florian has been a privacy advocate throughout his career. Entrepreneur with a global investing and advisory track record (over 30 tech investments, including Weebly, Pixowl, Gorgias, Open Garden, and Shade.io). Florian co-founded Labotec, Global Roaming (NASDAQ), OMC, and CLEARS (BlockChain Identity Clearing).

Holding a Masters from Tel Aviv University, Florian is guiding strategy with a deep understanding of market dynamics across web and mobile and a personal passion to solve information overload.

Education

Tel Aviv University
Masters

Paris XII University
B.A.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Privacy Contributor, VentureBeat
  • Data Privacy Advisor, CLRS
  • Public Speaker, over 120 participations

Book

  • Co-author, KYC & AML in the New World

BANKING & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

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Remy Wilders  

With more than 20 years of experience Remy brings an in depth understanding of the banking industry regarding business, regulations, communication and customer data management. Remy also co-founded, in 1999, Bantry Technologies an Irish smart card company which was later bought by Trusted Logic in 2003.

Education

ISMRA & University of Canterbury
MS

University of Caen
MBA

Activities & Affiliations

  • Banking Consultant, Apside
  • Compliance Director, CLRS
  • Fintech Advisor

Book

  • Co-author, KYC & AML in the New World
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Keith Fitzgerald 

Broad experience leading strategic initiatives and corporate finance transactions for growth-stage and Fortune 500 technology and healthcare clients.

Education

The Wharton School
Master Accounting and Finance

Activities & Affiliations

  • Banking Consultant, Apside
  • Mergers and acquisitions execution
  • Sourcing and identifying potential M&A opportunities
  • Valuation expertise
  • Deal structuring
  • Due diligence
  • Capital structure analysis

Industry experience

  • Consumer internet
  • Software and SaaS
  • Data centers
  • Semiconductor
  • Healthcare services
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemicals
  • Financial services

MEMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Thomas Power  

Thomas is a renowned social media expert, professional speaker, and entrepreneur who also is a blockchain strategist. Thomas is in the top ten of the 100 "Best in Blockchain & Cryptocurrency" by RiseGlobal, and in the top 15 of "The Most Influential People in Crypto" by Crypto Weekly. Power sits on the Board of Directors of 9Spokes, has published seven books and spoken at over 1,000 events.

Education

Croydon College
HND, Business, Finance & Marketing

Activities & Affiliations

  • Bloomberg Listed PLC Director
  • Over 300,000 social media followers
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Simon Cocking  

Simon Cocking is Chief Editor at Irish Tech News, CryptoCoinNews and InvestInIT - with over 1.5 million+ combined unique monthly views and growing. He is the top ranked member of the ‘People of Blockchain’ (#1 Jan - April & June - August). He is also a business mentor and advisor working with 135+ successful ICOs to date. He has also been named many global Twitter influencer lists in the last 12 months. He is an accomplished public speaker at events including TEDx, Web Summit, and overseas in Amsterdam, Dubai, Kiev, Singapore, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Tbilisi, Riga, Porto, Dublin and Helsinki in the last 12 months. He has been based in Ireland for over 22 years and has cofounded or founded seven successful companies.

Education

University College Dublin
Innovation, entrepreneurship

Dublin Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science
Master Computer Software Engineering

COUNTRY MANAGER

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Yannick Lescure  

Yannick focuses on the various facets of cryptocurrency that revolve around the blockchain technology, whether that’s trading utilities or negotiating distribution agreements. Prior to joining BICRA, he has been working in the several industries for over 20 years which makes him a polyvalent asset. He is proactive, adaptable to changing needs, and a strategic thinker.

Education

Cergy-Pontoise University
Master

Activities & Affiliations

  • Various experiences in
    Public, Private, and PPP projects
  • Entrepreneurship Advisor, CLRS
  • Public Relations

DATA RESEARCH

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Jan Vailhé  

Regulatory information management and monitoring : Crypto assets, compliance AML - CTF, privacy.
CIP (Customer Identification Program), KYC (Know Your Customer), Screening lists.
GDPR (DPIA) & compliance with data protection legislation (USA, Asia etc.).
Regulatory monitoring : Crypto assets, AML - CTF, eIDs.

Education

Université de Montréal
Cyberfraud certificate

Sciences Po
Master Political Science and Journalism

Activities & Affiliations

  • Founding member and secretary
    Sciences Po Canada

AMBASSADORS

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Lori Kong  

Accomplished Project, Portfolio, and Program Management Professional with 8+ years of expertise leading global teams and delivering complex, cross-functional, operational, and IT Transformation projects across North America.

She advocate for effective Communication, Diversity, and believe Excellence is attainable when the right people, processes, and resources are aligned.

Education

Ryerson University
Project Management

OCAD University
Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)

Activities & Affiliations

  • Participant, ShyftHACK
  • Lead Organizer, Fishackathon
  • Panel Judge - EcoHacks 2018

MISSION

Integrity, Ethics, Compliance & Data Privacy.

At BICRA our first and foremost goal is to foster an ethical framework for the blockchain industry to comply with state mandates and legislation, while helping governments, institutions, and consumers have greater trust in one another.


DEFINE

BICRA hopes to define what constitutes as an ethical blockchain token business through close monitoring of best practices and regulations.

PROMOTE

Together members will promote integrity and transparency in the blockchain industry through a community of compliant players.

ENLIST

The goal is to enlist all blockchain players who will adhere to the values of BICRA. The main value is compliant, ethical blockchain practices.



ASSIST

BICRA aims to assist blockchain players in being fully compliant to nation specific regulations on every continent. Through reporting, BICRA will help those, whether veterans or emerging in the blockchain industry, ensure regulatory compliance.

GUIDE

BICRA hopes to guide our members in the direction of compliance and ethics. By becoming a member, BICRA will assist you in making sure your practices are the best practices in the blockchain industry.

REPORT

With our newsfeed, BICRA will be reporting on the best practices currently being implemented in the blockchain world to keep our members updated. Members will also be able to see new guidelines and regulations from around the world.

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