INTERPOL, in partnership with the Basel Institute and Europol organised Global Conference on Money Laundering and Digital Currencies, which is hosted by the Government of Qatar, represented by the National Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC), in Doha 16-18 January 2017.
In his opening address, H.E. Sheikh Fahad bin Faisal Al Thani, Deputy Governor, Chairman of the National Anti- Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC), warned that the downsides of virtual currencies could become a threat to national security. H.E. referred to this conference as a unique opportunity for different authorities to cooperate and enhance their capabilities in conducting investigations in any crimes related to virtual currencies; and in establishing a network of practitioners and experts of this field to offer best practices and guidelines on information exchange and on the way VCs are used in money laundering as well as how can this money be tracked down and retrieved.