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Adam Vaziri

REGULATORY & BLOCKCHAIN LAWYER
Director


Adam Vaziri is a blockchain lawyer and set up Diacle to assist blockchain & fintech projects with compliance. Diacle is based in London and Hong Kong. He is a tireless blockchain entrepreneur and labelled a ‘bitcoin pioneer’ by Bitcoin Magazine. It is now his third term as director of UKDCA, which lobbied and achieved the most favourable regulatory environment for cryptocurrency in the world. Adam runs bitlegal.io a global tracker for blockchain law since 2014 and featured by CNN and Washington Post. Adam ran first suite of blockchain hackathons across the world: UK, India, HK and Malaysia under HackCoin. Adam is a member of Chain-Finance which provides dedicated news/events for the blockchain financial services industry

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Craig James

PAYMENTS COMPLIANCE EXECUTIVE
Director


Craig's passion for practical regulation has made him one of the most respected experts in the e-payments sector. He is one of the few leading authorities in this sector who has worked globally with a range of regulators and governmental bodies, to help inform and shape regulation for this and other linked industries. Craig is co-founder of Diacle Ltd, providing specialist regulatory advice to e-money and payments institutions. He is a highly experienced compliance and regulatory specialist and MLRO and has been Director and Non-Executive Director for several successful organisations. He brings considerable business experience and knowledge, along with a full understanding of balancing risk management, regulation and performance. Craig is also Non-Executive Director of the prepaid industry body ‘PrePaid International Forum’. A ‘not for profit’ organisation which liaises with, and educates, regulators worldwide on the intricacies of Electronic Money as well as providing support and education to proponents of prepaid throughout the world. His talent for engaging others in this sometimes dry arena has made him a popular speaker at industry events and has given him the opportunity to provide industry feedback and training to both industry and regulators.

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Neil Hare-Brown

IT SECURITY & RISK MANAGEMENT

Neil has spent his career in the field of Cyber Risk, Information Security and Digital Investigations. Neil a technical background specialising in the security of operating systems and security components, Neil has worked in Finance at Natwest as an IS Auditor and as Information Security Manager at Charterhouse Bank. In the last 18 years he has concentrated on support for law enforcement in the investigation of computer crime for the Police, Government and international commercial organisations. Neil manages all IT security policy development for blockchain companies at Diacle.

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Nigel Reed

COMPLIANCE

With nearly 20 years of experience within the cards and payments markets, Nigel has exceptional knowledge in his field and a proven ability to deliver regulatory advice in a commercially viable manner. Nigel has a built a successful career over many years with some of the leading e-money and payments providers in the world, including Neteller and a number of international banking groups. Nigel’s specialist skills lie in the complex areas of fraud and operational risk, and he has a proven reputation for significantly reducing fraud and generating considerable efficiencies in these areas. Nigel’s ability to educate and engage with clients to deliver practical and often innovative solutions to complex business models has generated excellent feedback from our clients.

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Michael Harrison

IP REGULATIONS

Michael is a highly experienced trade mark and patent attorney. He was the president of the council of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys from 2005-2006. Michael - working with other software based patent attorneys - manages all IP registrations for Diacle. 







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