Adella Toulon-Foerster

Managing Partner

“All information looks like noise until you break the code.”

I co-founded and ran a digital gold brokerage in 2001 and built white label online gold-backed payment systems. Naturally, the concept of a technology that forms the basis of a monetary ecosystem which uses immutability was a seamless progression.

I am a legal and financial professional passionate about Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, the blockchain, and the budding legislation and regulation surrounding those new technologies. After all, given the lessons learnt after the PATRIOT Act, understanding the legislative climate under which building cutting edge financial services and platforms sit can be the difference between success and failure. This has been the focus of my career since my work with digital gold currencies in the early 2000’s. My innovative compatriots range from mom’s basement coders to the largest exchanges in the world and at this point, and I could probably write the book on “what not to do, and how to do it instead.”

My expertise includes:

  • Banking Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and Know Your Customer (KYC) rules
  • Written and on-going AML compliance programs/FinCEN requirements and guidances
  • State-by-state money transmitter laws and licensure requirements
  • Python/Solidity/Blockchain-like platforms, Bitcoin, scripting and markup languages
  • Creative solutions

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