- About Us
Join the Startup Grind Sacramento, Granite City Coworking, and fellow members of the Startup Sac community to learn more about cryptocurrencies and the movers and shakers in the Greater Sacramento area helping to write history. The evening will feature engaging and lively panel discussions on various topics within the emerging and exciting cryptocurrency space. Our panelists will offer a balance of perspective on innovations, opportunities, and risk. Whether you’re new to crypto or a long-time enthusiast, you’ll enjoy learning something new from our dynamic crypto entrepreneurs in this interactive and exciting event. Let’s make this fully interactive! So bring your questions and thirst for crypto knowledge.
Seriously, the panel discussion is super interactive. Ask our panelists questions during the presentation, share your opinions, and (if you really have to) laugh at some of their really bad dad jokes.
Registration, Open Networking (6:30 pm)
Topic 1: Bitcoin & Crypto 101 (7:00 pm)
Topic 2: Bitcoin & Crypto Entrepreneurship: launching a business or project (in a compliant manner) (7:30 pm)
Topic 3: Bitcoin & Crypto and Financial System: From Facebook’s Libra to traditional monetary policy, can cryptocurrencies and traditional banking co-exist? (8:00 pm)
Open Networking (8:30 pm)
Joe Ciccolo is the Founder & President of BitAML, an international compliance advisory firm exclusively serving the bitcoin and cryptocurrency market. BitAML clients include bitcoin ATM operators, cryptocurrency exchanges, traders and trading platforms, crypto hedge funds, lending platforms, and crypto-cannabis solutions.
He is a frequent guest speaker at both bitcoin and compliance industry events, and regularly conducts formal training for federal, state, and local law enforcement, as well as traditional retail and investment bankers on both cryptocurrencies and crypto customer onboarding.
Prior to launching BitAML, Joe was a founding member of the AML compliance program of a top 100 U.S.-based online financial institution. He also served as a project manager for a top 20 global bank, where he led several AML audit remediation projects. Before entering the field of AML, Joe held leadership positions across various risk management disciplines.
Joe is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Anti-Money Laundering Certified Associate (AMLCA). He is a graduate of Northeastern University, College of Criminal Justice.
Graham McBain is the co-founder of LayerOne, a Sacramento startup that has developed geospatial technology, which delivers location data in the blockchain. LayerOne was recently acquired by San Diego-based XYO Network. In addition, Graham is the Director at McClellan Innovation Center. Graham is passionate about making technology accessible to everyone. His non-traditional background has shown him that people of all walks of life can find success if they can recognize opportunity and seize it. Blockchain technology is the largest shift in financial tools in generations. This change in how money is managed has the opportunity to move people out of poverty but will require the active involvement of passionate people. Graham believes that the work XYO is doing will help to create a fairer decentralized future.