Kunal Bhasin

Partner & Co-Lead, Cryptoassets & Blockchain CoE, Advisory Services

KPMG in Canada

Kunal is the Partner and Co-Leader of KPMG in Canada's Cryptoassets and Blockchain CoE. He possesses over 12 years of experience conducting and leading compliance and risk assessments, and technology audits for crypto, fintech, TradFi and technology sectors.  He has been involved in the blockchain and crypto space since 2015, and has been with KPMG since 2018 where he was tasked to build the Crypto & Blockchain Advisory practice. He led the firm’s strategy for its products and services related to cryptoassets, and recently led the firm’s crypto treasury, NFT and metaverse initiatives. Kunal continues to work with the community, regulators, as well as financial services and institutional investors in both the traditional finance and crypto space globally for promoting and enabling the institutionalization of cryptoassets while managing risks. He has supported organizations’ design and helped to implement the operational and security framework for cryptoassets’ foundational capabilities such as custody, anti-money laundering (AML) and risk management programs. Kunal also chairs the Canadian Blockchain Consortium’s Virtual Asset Service & Technology Provider (VASTP) Committee, where he brings leaders together to address key challenges faced by the industry.

  • MBA, Schulich School of Business

  • Bachelor of Engineering (I.T), Pune University, India

  • Agile Project Management (LinkedIn)


  • Certified Bitcoin Professional (C4)

  • Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator (CCI)

  • ITIL V3 Foundation

  • Chair, Virtual Asset Service & Technology Provider Committee – Canadian Blockchain Consortium

  • Board Member, Canadian Blockchain Consortium