Authentication , Blockchain & Cryptocurrency , Multi-factor & Risk-based Authentication

Cryptocurrency and Knowing Your Customer

Alberto Yepez, co-founder and managing director, ForgePoint Capital

Alberto Yepez of ForgePoint Capital says cryptocurrency poses new challenges for accommodating the "know your customer" process of confirming that "you're doing business with the people that you want to be doing business with."

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent San Francisco Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit, Yepez also discusses:

  • Why cryptocurrencies are like the early days of the internet;
  • How to enable blockchain and cryptocurrency security;
  • Self-sovereign identity and its role in healthcare.

Yepez, co-founder and managing director at ForgePoint Capital, is one of the pioneers of the cybersecurity industry, having served as an entrepreneur, CEO, board member and investor. He currently focuses on cybersecurity investments.


About the Author

Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Director, Banking and Payments

Holland, an experienced security analyst, has spent the last decade focusing on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times. He holds an MSc degree in information systems management from the University of Stirling, Scotland.




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