“AML/CFT regulations are an open door for abuse” – Lyudmyla Kozlovska at the FATF Global Conference

“AML/CFT regulations are an open door for abuse” – Lyudmyla Kozlovska at the FATF Global Conference

29.09.2023

Between March and July 2023, the EU AML/CFT Global Facility co-hosted and sponsored a series of regional consultations for nonprofit organisations (NPOs), FATF Regional Style Bodies, and Financial Intelligence Units with the aim of collecting, documenting, and analysing practices of meaningful engagement between the NPO sector and relevant (inter)governmental stakeholders. On 26-27 September 2023 in […]

TABConf2023: Bitcoin against transnational persecution

TABConf2023: Bitcoin against transnational persecution

25.09.2023

From 6 to 9 September 2023, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation Lyudmyla Kozlovska took part in the ‘TABConf2023 — A Technical Bitcoin Conference‘ in the US city of Atlanta. As part of the event, she gave an interview to the largest educational platform dedicated to Bitcoin — Area Bitcoin Education.  “I am here […]

How to engage in dialogue with regulators to scale up Bitcoin deployment

How to engage in dialogue with regulators to scale up Bitcoin deployment

21.07.2023

The EU has become one of the first jurisdictions to introduce comprehensive regulations on crypto-assets. Ukraine has announced its ambition to become a “pioneer” in implementing the European version of the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation, MiCA. As the third country in the world in terms of cryptocurrency usage, Ukraine has been working on the regulation […]

Why AML/CFT regulations are no solution. Lyudmyla Kozlovska at BTC Prague 2023

Why AML/CFT regulations are no solution. Lyudmyla Kozlovska at BTC Prague 2023

11.07.2023

President of the Open Dialogue Foundation Lyudmyla Kozlovska participated in the largest and most influential event dedicated to Bitcoin in Europe — BTC Prague 2023, which was held in June in the Czech capital. On the first day of the conference, 8 June 2023, she spoke on the panel ‘Regulations Are Not The Solution‘, which […]

Ukrainians use Bitcoin to resist Russian aggression: Lyudmyla Kozlovska in ABC interview

Ukrainians use Bitcoin to resist Russian aggression: Lyudmyla Kozlovska in ABC interview

06.07.2023

“For people affected by conflict or crisis, cryptocurrencies can be a lifeline because funds can reach people faster than traditional money,” Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, said in an interview with the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) radio station in July 2023. The President of ODF explained how her Foundation used Bitcoin to […]

Crypto thrives in crisis zones as investors flee crash

Crypto thrives in crisis zones as investors flee crash

23.06.2023

Read the full article: reuters.com

Showing Humanitarian Face of Bitcoin at Central Bankers’ Forum

Showing Humanitarian Face of Bitcoin at Central Bankers’ Forum

13.06.2023

The Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) was invited to the May 2023 Digital Currency Conference (DCC) in Mexico City, a high-profile gathering for central bankers, bankers, and the financial services industry, to discuss the role of digital currency in times of crisis and humanitarian aid. ODF’s Chief Advocacy Officer, Katarzyna Szczypska, argued in her closing keynote […]

Bitcoin the basis for freedom: panel discussion at BTC Prague conference

Bitcoin the basis for freedom: panel discussion at BTC Prague conference

08.06.2023

At the beginning of June 2023, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation Lyudmyla Kozlovska moderated the panel discussion Bitcoin Is Justice at the annual conference BTC Prague — Europe’s most important event dedicated to Bitcoin. The panellists shared their experiences of financial exclusion and gave examples of how Bitcoin helps to fight oppressive regimes […]

New cryptocurrency regulations will hurt NGOs and whistleblowers

New cryptocurrency regulations will hurt NGOs and whistleblowers

25.04.2023

Members of the European Parliament have voted on the first regulatory framework that will directly affect cryptocurrencies. The Czech Pirate Party opposed the proposal, claiming that it would lead to mandatory registration or identification of cryptocurrency owners. This will pose a problem, for example, for the funding of dissidents such as Russian opposition figure Alexei […]

Italian legislators: stop and prevent the abuse of AML/CFT laws by dictators

Italian legislators: stop and prevent the abuse of AML/CFT laws by dictators

19.04.2023

On 17 and 18 April 2023, a delegation led by the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) conducted an advocacy mission to Rome to raise awareness on the abuse of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT) rules perpetrated by authoritarian regimes as a tool for transnational repression, and to expose how Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan […]

Crypto community plays role in delivering humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Crypto community plays role in delivering humanitarian aid to Ukraine

10.04.2023

Read the full article: globebanner.com

David Berlind’s Interview with Open Dialogue Foundation President Lyudmyla Kozlovska

David Berlind’s Interview with Open Dialogue Foundation President Lyudmyla Kozlovska

30.03.2023

Read the full article: blockchainjournal.com See also: Crypto’s role in aid to Ukraine: Kozlovska at the Blockchain Summit (March 22, 2023) as well as other interviews with Lyudmyla Kozlovska: Interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska: her story, her struggles, and her achievements (February 23, 2024) Lugano’s Plan ₿. Defending Human Rights with Bitcoin: Interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska […]

Crypto’s role in aid to Ukraine: Kozlovska at the Blockchain Summit

Crypto’s role in aid to Ukraine: Kozlovska at the Blockchain Summit

22.03.2023

Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, was one of the speakers at the Blockchain Summit on “How Blockchain Impacts Humanitarian Aid and Charitable Giving”, held on 21 March 2023 in Washington DC. Within two days of the start of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. The Open Dialogue Foundation, together […]

“Bitcoin resists tools of oppression” — Lyudmyla Kozlovska for BitCorner

“Bitcoin resists tools of oppression” — Lyudmyla Kozlovska for BitCorner

15.03.2023

In March 2023, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF), gave an interview to Juan Cienfuegos, founder of BitCorner — the first Salvadorian podcast dedicated to Bitcoin. During the interview, she spoke about Bitcoin’s role in the field of human rights, the CBDC, the war in Ukraine and financial exclusion. Lyudmyla Kozlovska told […]

Can the EU’s anti-money laundering reform help dictators?

Can the EU’s anti-money laundering reform help dictators?

07.03.2023

Joint submission of the civil society coalition regarding the Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering and terrorist financing Can the EU’s anti-money laundering reform help dictators? As the European Union gets closer to adopting […]

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