Rising adoption of cryptocurrencies, the proliferation of centralized and decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges, as well as ongoing rise of Decentralized Finance trading and lending protocols, all lead to amplified risks that go beyond the well-known risk of cryptocurrency theft. In his course, Dr. Boris Richard of FTI Consulting identifies such growing risk factors and discusses various types of data-intensive investigations prompted by or designed to mitigate such risk factors. The course also discusses current trends in crypto-related litigations many of which are caused by realizations of risk either previously unknown or underestimated in the public blockchain community.
Boris Richard is a Managing Director in FTI Consulting Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment and is based in Washington DC. At FTI, Dr. Richard focuses on cryptocurrencies, blockchain economics, initial coin offerings, STOs and digital token valuation and performance. He has a thorough understanding of the evolving regulatory and enforcement framework for cryptocurrencies and digital assets in the U.S. and abroad, the ongoing securities industry efforts in applying blockchain technology to the issuance and trading of traditional securities, as well as a comprehensive perspective on the emerging private litigation involving ICOs and digital tokens. He is actively involved in public discussions, blockchain events, panel presentations, education and publishing on the issues of cryptocurrencies and crypto regulation. Dr. Richard complements his expertise in cryptocurrencies with 23 years of experience in fixed income capital markets and economic and litigation consulting in the areas of bond trading, mortgage-backed and structured finance securities, and fixed income derivatives. He has extensive expertise in rates products, Treasury and Eurodollar futures, interest rate derivatives and agency and private-label RMBS as a sell-side market strategist, bond trader and a buy-side hedge fund quantitative portfolio manager.