[Webinar] Understanding Virtual Assets and VATPs


This course provides a comprehensive overview of Virtual Assets (VA) transactions and VA exchanges, focusing on potential offences and associated risks.

Participants will gain an understanding of the intricacies involved in conducting transactions with VAs and the regulatory landscape surrounding VA exchanges. By the end of the course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to identify and prevent potential offences in VA transactions and exchanges, ensuring a safer and more secure environment for virtual asset activities.


1. What are Virtual Assets (“VA”)?
2. Types and Use Cases of VA
3. Risks of investing in VA
4. VA-related Products and Services
5. VA Storage: hot and cold wallets and the potential fraud
6. Traditional Finance vs decentralized finance (DeFi) and the risks of DeFi
7. Technology underlying VA - Blockchain and Consensus Mechanisms
8. How VA Exchanges Work
- Travel Rule
- Transaction Monitoring

Who should attend

This course is primarily targeted at practitioners carrying out VA-related activities, asset managers, brokers and traders and sophisticated professional investors who may consider investing in virtual assets.

It is also applicable to senior management such as responsible officers, managers-in-charge, directors, CIOs, COOs, CEOs of the financial institutions.

Speaker/Course Instructor

Byron WONG
Mr Byron Wong is currently the Chief Compliance Officer of AnchorX Limited, a stablecoin issuer in Hong Kong.

Byron has over 19 years of experience in the financial sector, with strong expertise in compliance. He has held key positions as Head of Compliance at Hashkey Group, Ping An of China Asset Management, and China Re Asset Management in Hong Kong. At Hashkey Group, Byron led his team in obtaining VATP licenses under both the SFO and AMLO regime. He also served as Head of Operation / Chief Operating Officer at GF Asset Management and Eastern Bay Investment Management. Byron began his career at Deloitte and worked as an Enforcement Officer at the SFC.

He holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Accounting from City University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance with the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Date & Time
Friday, 31 May 2024 (6:30PM - 8:30PM)
Virtual Platform
Relevant Subject
Type 1 - Dealing in securities
Type 4 - Advising on securities
Type 9 - Asset management
SFC:2.00, PWMA:2.00
All Member: HK$560
Staff of Corporate Member: HK$560
Non-Member: HK$1120