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Digital Skills, Finance, AML & Compliance

ICA Learning: Demystifying Crypto

Course details




Online self-study (you will have access to the course for 1 month). Commence this training at any time.

Course Overview

Once considered solely a tool of online communities and having a strong association with abuse by the criminal underworld, these assets are now mainstream and are being used by businesses across the globe.

Understanding these terms still remains a challenge for many, particularly those working in financial services who may have clients working with these currencies and assets or take them as payment methods.

This short course will provide clarity around the range of terms used, the key features of these devices, the risks associated with them and also how they might be used as a control mechanism.

Course Content

You will study this course in your own time and at your own pace, and you have 1 month to complete it.

You will:

  • Discover how the relationship between financial services and technology has evolved over time
  • Understand the benefits of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT)
  • Explore what blockchain means and how they are used
  • Learn about cryptocurrencies, Fiat currencies and the key features of Bitcoin
  • Understand the risks associated with cryptocurrencies and how technology can be used to reduce financial crime

Course Benefits

This short course has been designed for:

  • Compliance professionals involved with or new to assessing and managing financial crime risk associated with crypto assets
  • Those familiar with crypto assets who need an understanding of financial crime and the vulnerabilities of crypto assets
  • Crypto assets of other FinTech innovators who need an understanding of financial crime and the boundaries of regulation
  • Anyone wishing to gain knowledge, or recap their existing knowledge of crypto assets either on their own or in connection with their role in financial crime.


At the end of this course your understanding will be tested with a quiz and you will be awarded a certificate of completion once the course is complete.

Next Steps

Whilst the GTA facilitates the training for ICA qualifications, you need to enrol online directly with the ICA. Scroll down when you reach this page and enter Guernsey when it asks ‘Where are you based?’ You can then follow the process to enrol.

Course Tutor

  • The International Compliance Association (ICA)

    The International Compliance Association (ICA) is the leading professional body for the global regulatory and financial crime compliance community. It is also the provider of internationally recognised, professional, certificated qualifications in anti-money laundering; governance, risk and compliance and financial crime prevention.

    Being a member of the ICA, a global community, is a mark of prestige and shows that you have reached a standard of excellence in your professional career.

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