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.
As a BICRA member, you can enjoy a variety of member benefits as well as special offers.
A BICRA membership is valuable for those at any level of the blockchain industry. We hope to build a community of ethical, compliant blockchain professionals. By joining, you will have access to the latest best practices and trends, guidance from regulation experts, and a sense of comfort knowing that the industry will develop and expand on its way to the best it can be.
To ensure transparency and assist in monitoring services provided by blockchain businesses and projects, all members will aim to publicly describe their fidelity of our core values. All members will adhere to BICRA’s Code of Conduct centered around our community of ethical and compliant members.
Members of BICRA agree to respond to periodic surveys, polls, and research by BICRA to ensure to our members that the Code of Conduct remains a living document. BICRA’s Code of Conduct may be amended and updated, as new principles are added on a-need and case-by-case basis.
They are not limited by confidentiality obligations and commercial responsibilities to our members, businesses, and customers. BICRA will provide the community with notice of issues that could negatively affect the blockchain industry, so to enable the members to react appropriately and in a timely fashion.
They also understand that even if a business or organization operates outside the purview of financial laws (including securities, collective or crowdfunding investment schemes, futures, or options) that they remain subject to all other laws. The legal obligations include, but are not limited to traditional legal principles applicable to consumer protections. Therein, all members of BICRA will seek to adhere to the BICRA Manifesto.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tel Aviv University
Paris XII University
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.
ISMRA & University of Canterbury
University of Caen
The Wharton School
Master Accounting and Finance
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.
HND, Business, Finance & Marketing
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.
University College Dublin
Dublin Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science
Master Computer Software Engineering
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.
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.
Université de Montréal
Master Political Science and Journalism
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.
Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)
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.
BICRA hopes to define what constitutes as an ethical blockchain token business through close monitoring of best practices and regulations.
Together members will promote integrity and transparency in the blockchain industry through a community of compliant players.
The goal is to enlist all blockchain players who will adhere to the values of BICRA. The main value is compliant, ethical blockchain practices.
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.
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.
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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