Demetrios Tseas is a senior cryptocurrency risk analyst working for Ciphertrace, a Mastercard company, where he assesses dimensions of Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASP) counterparty risk and authors Virtual Asset Risk Assessments (VERAs), which are in-depth assessments, that quantify the financial crime, cybersecurity, regulatory and reputational risks associated with exposure to a particular VASP. He publishes monthly global crypto-related regulatory newsletters and educational blogs. He holds an MSc in blockchain and digital currencies, CAMS, CTCE, CCRS certifications in Ciphertrace Armada and Inspector, and has 35+ years of professional experience: 5 years in crypto, 18 years complementary financial services background, and 12 years in teaching.