The publicly available training program developed through an unprecedented collaborative effort by the crypto ecosystem spans across four key learning modules, setting the bar for market integrity education among crypto users, investors, regulators and compliance professionals
NEW YORK, November 17, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Crypto Market Integrity Coalition ("CMIC"), an industry-defining alliance and pledge comprised of 42 leading crypto firms, announced today the launch of CMIC Academy: A first-of-its kind training program developed through an unprecedented collaborative effort by the crypto ecosystem. The program covers the most pertinent topics every crypto stakeholder should know, as crowd-sourced from the industry and regulator. Spanning 4 modules, the program covers crypto and DeFi basics, market structure, risk mitigation concepts and tools, and regulatory considerations. The CMIC Academy is delivered by leading practitioners from a wide array of crypto and DeFi firms, as well as former regulators:
Chris Giancarlo, Former Chair of the U.S. CFTC
Tyler Frederick, Markets Strategy Manager, Bitstamp
Patrick Campos, Chief Strategy Officer, Securrency
Jackson Mueller, Director of Policy & Government Relations, Securrency
Caroline Hill, Director of Regulatory Policy & Strategy, Circle
Jose Nunes, Chief Operating Officer, VAF - Virtual Assets Forensics Compliance
Nicholas Smart, Associate Director of Blockchain Intelligence, Crystal Blockchain
Bailey Hollabaugh, Financial Investigations Manager, Anchorage Digital
Lucas Moskowitz, Deputy General Counsel and Head of Government Affairs, Robinhood Markets, Inc.
Steven Valeri, Smart Contract Developer, Aave Companies
Nathan Ignoffo, Associate Director Market Surveillance, Gemini
Martin Leinweber, Digital Asset Product Strategist, MarketVector Indexes™
James Airo, DeFi Growth Analyst, Solidus Labs
Hedi Navazan, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Crystal Blockchain
Amit Sharma, Founder & CEO, FinClusive
Julia Baranovskaya, Chief Compliance Officer, NDAX
Spyridon Antonopoulos, Director of Solutions Architecture, Solidus Labs
Adam Hart, Senior Training Specialist, Chainalysis
Joe Baerenz, Senior Training specialist, Chainalysis
Evan Abrams, Associate, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Kate Goldman, Senior Policy Associate, Elliptic
John Kamal, Crypto Threat Analyst, Elliptic
Clara Medalie, Director of Research, Kaiko
CMIC Academy answers the global call from regulators and the public for more training and educational resources to fill knowledge gaps regarding the quickly evolving digital asset industry. The program’s syllabus includes more than 30 on-line courses spanning key topics from the basics of digital assets to regulatory challenges and crypto-specific risks and manipulation typologies. Upon completion of the full training program and a set of quizzes, users will receive a POAP (Proof of Attendance Protocol) NFT.
"CMIC Academy is made by the crypto industry, for the crypto industry, as well as for regulators and the broad public looking to engage with digital assets safely, constructively and responsibly. Everyone who engages with this content can develop a strong foundation on this fast-evolving space," said Kathy Kraninger, VP of Regulatory Affairs at Solidus Labs, the firm that initiated the formation of CMIC earlier this year. "Knowledge, training, education and awareness gaps have been flagged by regulators and advocates as key gaps to ensure wider and safer adoption, enabling crypto’s immense potential, while mitigating its risks. We’re thankful for the enthusiastic collaboration from CMIC members and the dedicated practitioners delivering the sessions - which made this important step towards greater market integrity possible."
CMIC, launched in February 2022 by 17 co-founding exchanges, firms and industry associations and now counts 42 signatories, gives a unified voice to the crypto industry’s commitment to continually improving market integrity and collaboration with regulators. The coalition - which defines itself as a community of interest rather than an SRO - takes on initiatives that promote market integrity, address gaps identified by its signatories, and furthers engagement with regulators. In July, dozens of CMIC members met with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce and CFTC Commissioner Caroline Pham for a roundtable discussion on what responsible market participants can do to enhance crypto market integrity, what the biggest risks to the industry’s growth are, and how the industry can work with regulators to mitigate those risks.
For more information on CMIC and to apply to be a member, please visit: www.cmic.global
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Trevor Davis, Gregory FCA for CMIC