Joseph Ciccolo, CAMS, AMLCA Founder & President of BitAML
Joe is the Founder & President of BitAML, a compliance advisory firm exclusively serving the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency market. Founded in 2015, BitAML has served hundreds of innovative clients including bitcoin ATM operators, cryptocurrency exchanges, OTC desks, trading platforms, DeFi projects, NFT marketplaces, cryptocurrency hedge funds, prepaid crypto cards, and lenders.
BitAML works closely with clients to develop and integrate custom written AML, consumer protection, and cybersecurity policies and procedures designed to exceed regulatory expectations. The consultancy also conducts independent AML reviews, provides on-demand compliance support, annual AML training, and compliance project management for high-growth potential financial institutions in the cryptocurrency space.
In addition to his leadership role with BitAML, Joe serves on the Board of Directors of the Digital Currency Traders Alliance (DCTA), a nonprofit organization that educates policymakers about the cryptocurrency sector, promotes consumer protection, and advocates for everyday consumers.
Joe is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Anti-Money Laundering Certified Associate (AMLCA). He is a graduate of Northeastern University, College of Criminal Justice.