Blockchain Unpacked is a videocast and podcast series hosted by Jason Boud of RegTech Associates and Crystal Blockchain’s Marina Khaustova.

Every month, with our special guests, we explore the real-world impact of criminal activity beyond the blockchain.

Latest episodes

“Crypto isn’t going away… the underlying technology is a game changer.”

In our debut episode, Jason and Marina are joined by special guest, Carol van Cleef of the Luminous group. Questions explored included looking at how regulators reacting differently in the case of SVB compared to FTX.

Episode 1 51 min

“If firms lack the funds to do KYC, they probably lack the funds to do business.”

Jason and Marina were joined by special guest, Jonathan Dixon from Eventus to discuss all things MiCA.

Episode 2 49 min

“Blockchain analytics solutions are like a gift from the gods.”

Natasha Powell, Chief Compliance Officer at BCB Group was joined by her colleague & Head of Financial Crime, Kym Routledge in this episode where the benefits of analytics tools were hailed as gifts from the gods.

Episode 3 50 min

“How investigators leverage blockchain analytics technology.”

Jason and Marina were joined by Rob Moore, a former communications specialist in the British Army turned private investigator, for a conversation with a particular focus on crypto-related hacks.

Episode 4 48 min

“Why is it so complicated for VASPS to comply with the Travel Rule?”

Harm Aarts, Co-founder of Travel Rule solution firm 21 Analytics shares valuable insight related to Travel Rule compliance challenges for both regulators and VASPs before offering top tips into how firms can start the compliance journey right away.

Episode 5 55 min

“Be bold and learn.”

Sabih Behzad, Deutsche Bank’s Head of Digital Assets & Currencies Transformation for Corporate and Investment Banking tells us why the bank wants to build a custody function for digital assets.

Episode 6 45 min

“Compliance is an opportunity, rather than an obligation.”

In Episode 7 of Blockchain Unpacked, Martin Moloney, Secretary General of IOSCO explained the organization’s pragmatic approach to regulating this space.

Episode 7 56 min

“Blockchain analytics are a game-changer in tech innovation and crime prevention.”

Jason and Marina are joined by Mike Castiglione, ex-CIA analyst, to explore the role of blockchain analytics in helping us stay informed during times of global conflict.

Episode 8 39 min

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