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Interview with Gilson Costa: Navigating Virtual Asset Compliance in an Evolving Financial Landscape

Gilson Costa, a known name in the financial industry with a background in Compliance, F&O Collateral Management, and High Growth Tech Sales, founded VAF Compliance after being part of the initial team of one of the first fully regulated crypto exchanges in the Middle East.

As the CEO since December 2021, Gilson has established VAF Compliance as a leading consultancy service offering compliance and AML support, policy and procedure writing, and regulatory license application assistance across the MENA region.

In this interview with UNLOCK Blockchain, Gilson discusses VAF Compliance’s expertise in virtual asset compliance and how their services differ from other providers.

He also share insights on ensuring effective risk and compliance programs, identifying potential money laundering or terrorist financing risks, and navigating regulatory requirements in the virtual assets sector.

Moreover, the interview covers Gilson’s thoughts on recent scandals in the crypto market and his advice for investors, as well as the challenges and measures taken to ensure compliance with local and global regulations.

Anna K.

Anna K. is an editor at Unlock Blockchain. She pursued her studies in Translation at USJ, and later obtained an MA in Conference Translation and another in International Relations. Anna has worked in reputable organizations such as the ICC, UNDP, ESCWA, STL and An-Nahar Newspaper. She also has 3 years of experience in digital marketing, which allows her to combine the best of both worlds.

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