Unveiling the secrets of counter-terrorist financing

Unveiling the Secrets of Counter Terrorist Financing – A CTF Workshop You Can’t Afford to Miss!

We are excited to announce the upcoming Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF) workshop organised by the Estonian Digital Assets Union (EDAU). As an organisation dedicated to representing, advising, and connecting companies in the field of digital assets, EDAU aims to create an open and understandable business environment in Estonia. This premier event will focus on the often-forgotten topic of CTF, shedding light on its importance and providing valuable information and guidelines from renowned professionals.

The Concept:

The CTF workshop will present the topic from five different angles, covering various market participants:

1. Overall Trends and Background by Dr Hans-Jakob Schindler
Dr Schindler, a senior director at the Counter Extremism Project, and an active member of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime will share trends and findings on how crypto assets are used to finance terrorist activities.

2. Supporting Numbers and Challenges by Thomas de Zoete, Chainalysis
De Zoete is a NatSec Programs Lead at Chainalysis where he works with governments all across the globe to strengthen their programs regarding cryptocurrency. He assists those responsible for national security to combat cryptocurrency-financed threats and close intelligence gaps with training, advanced data analytics, research and investigative services.

3. Investigation – Practical Case by Thomas Ball
CEO, and founder of BerFin Advisory and ex.N26, will present a practical case on the operations of right-wing extremism financing in one of the EU countries, drawing on his extensive experience in the Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) industry.

4. The Regulator- Overview of the current situation by the Estonian FIU
TF Expert from the Estonian FIU will present the identified trends, share good practices, and give guidelines to the market participants.

5. The CASP – Dejan Davidovic, Kriptomat
The co-founder and Chief Operating and Integrity Officer at Kriptomat will serve as the moderator for the event, presenting the perspective of CASPs, who play a vital role in preventing illicit transactions and contributing to CTF.

Date: June 14, 2023, from 09:00 to 14:00
Venue: Ülemiste Technopolis, Valukoja 8 11415, Tallinn
Format: An in-person workshop
Admission and registration: Limited to 150 people, admission €22, Registration LINK

09:00 – 09:30: Registration and morning coffee
09:30 – 09:40: Opening remarks
09:40 – 10:20: Session 1 – 30 minutes keynote + 10 min Q&A
10:20 – 10:55: Session 2 – 25 minutes keynote + 10 min Q&A
10:55 – 11:20: Coffee break
11:20 – 11:55: Session 3 – 25 minutes keynote + 10 min Q&A
11:55 – 12:30: Session 4 – 25 minutes keynote + 10 min Q&A
12:30: Closing EDAU panel and remarks – all presenters + EDAU board


Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to gain valuable insights from industry experts and join the discussion on Counter Terrorist Financing. Save the date, and stay tuned for further updates on the event, including the registration details. We look forward to welcoming you to this enlightening and engaging workshop!

EDAU – Connecting the Digital Assets Community