Yaya Fanusie, senior fellow at the Center on Economic & Financial Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, spent seven years as an analyst of economics and counterterrorism in the CIA, briefed President George W. Bush on terrorism and spent three months in Afghanistan providing analytics to senior military officials.

Yaya Fanusie

Yaya Fanusie. (Courtesy photo)

Recently, he co-authored the report, “Bitcoin Laundering: An Analysis of Illicit Flows into Digital Currency Services,” the first public domain analysis on digital currency laundering.

On Monday, Feb. 25, he will give a talk at University of Delaware.

National Security Implications of Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain Tech,” co-sponsored by the Cybersecurity Initiative, First State Fintech Lab, Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Institute for Financial Services Analytics, will explore ways that blockchain tech can be criminally abused, and what cybersecurity professionals should know as cryptocurrency becomes more and more common.

The free event, held at Evans Hall on the UD campus in Newark from 3 to 5 p.m., includes a post-talk networking reception.

Register here.


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