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Soups Ranjan

Soups Ranjan

CEO - Sardine

Soups is the co-founder and CEO of Sardine.AI, a VC-funded company with the mission to “confidently load money into a digital wallet,” where Sardine takes care of fraud and compliance issues related to money movement and instantly funds the money in the wallet. Prior to founding Sardine, Soups was head of crypto for Revolut and head of data & risk for Coinbase. He has held roles in cyber security and AI/Machine Learning at many Silicon Valley companies over the last 15 years. Soups also holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice Univ where his thesis was on preventing application-layer DDoS attacks. One of his lifelong passions is matching wits against fraudsters and he founded a popular risk community called RiskSalon that allowed many companies to learn from each other.

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Fraud prevention in Web3

Abstract

The web as we know it has evolved over the last 30 years, from Web1, with static text and images, to the rise of Web2, the centralized internet we know today. And we’re now witnessing the beginning of Web3, where everything is decentralized, and ownership and control are more evenly distributed. While Web3 presents many opportunities for growth and innovation, in 2021, fraudsters took home a record $14 billion in cryptocurrency due to the rise of decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms. For Web3 to fully reach its potential, our approach to fraud prevention must change.

In this talk, you will learn:

  • How fraud models must innovate for better fraud protection in Web3
  • The types of device data and behavioral signals needed to identify Web3 fraudsters
  • How fraud operations teams can move quicker and make better decisions to detect and investigate Web3 fraud