INATBA Launches A Metaverse Task Force

This initiative will address regulatory deficiencies in the Metaverse concerning privacy, custodianship, censorship, accessibility, and monopolisation. BRUSSELS, November 23, 2022 — The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) launching a joint Task Force focusing on the Metaverse Regulations The Metaverse is viewed as heralding a new age in the web experience, combining standard internet…

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INATBA’s European Parliament Event Recap: Are Crypto-Assets Different? – Ensuring Proportionality and Technological Neutrality in the AML Standards of the EU

  INATBA, alongside the leadership of the Vice President of the Parliament, MEP Eva Kaili, hosted a debate in the Parliament which focused on the Travel Rule Requirements, otherwise known as the TFOFR. The participants of this event included:  Paul Tang, MEP, ECON Joana Neto, European Banking Authority Chris Brummer, Professor of Law, Georgetown University…

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The Planet is Choking, What Can Supply Chains Do? Event Follow – Up

Supply Chain Follow Up

INATBA’s Social Impact and Sustainability Working Group hosted the first in a series of events in collaboration with INATBA’s Governmental Advisory Body (GAB) on the topic of The Planet is Choking, What Can Supply Chains Do?, exploring how supply chains can incorporate innovation (in particular blockchain technology) into their processes to support climate action. Attended…

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Anti-Money Laundering Package (AMLR & Travel Rule – Initial Response)

The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Application (INATBA) welcomes the European Commission’s (Commission) Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Package. We have been actively engaging our 170-member base to assess the impact of the proposed requirements of the Transfer of Funds Regulation recast (TFOFR, or Travel Rule), AML Directive (AMLD) and Regulation (AMLR) and the proposal for an…

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Social Impact and Sustainability Working Group Announcement

In January 2022, INATBA restructured the Working Groups (WGs) of the association in order to prioritise actions. The WGs were reduced from thirteen to the following six: ● Finance ● Identity ● Privacy ● Education ● Social Impact and Sustainability (Previously Social Impact and Climate Action WG) ● Standardisation Committee (Standards, Interoperability & Governance) The…

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INATBA is Delighted to Announce Our Six Vibrant Industry Work Groups’ Newly Elected Chairs

We thank all members, particularly those who volunteered as candidates, to make a positive difference in the industry.   Congratulations to the newly elected Chairs who are:   Education WG: Chiara Ventura (Blockchain Italia) Wim Stalmans (The Blockchain Academy)   Finance WG: Andrea Minto (LEXIA Avvocati) Dimitrios Psarrakis (XReg Consulting)   Identity WG: Daniel Bachenheimer…

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2021: Highlights from an Incredibly Productive Year at INATBA

INATBA 2021

By INATBA Executive Director, Marc Taverner As another year draws to a close, I want to take the time to showcase some of the work INATBA has accomplished with support from its incredible members over the past 12 months. It has been another year of uncertain times, but together we focused on digital ways of…

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Will We See NFTs in the Louvre and Prado?

by INATBA Executive Director, Marc Taverner  Like most sectors, the art world (including galleries, collectors, and museums) is susceptible to foundational disruption. Unlike most sectors, it had yet to be significantly impacted by crypto and blockchain – until 2021. Now, every gatekeeper in the art world – from gallery owners to museum curators – need…

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Earth Day 2021: A Discussion on Climate Adaptation

With insights from Bara Greplova, Future Energy Foundation, Joerg Walden, iPoint-systems gmbh, Khalid Belghiti, Scrypt Media, Jo Bronckers, FIBREE, Ira Feldman and Karl Schultz, Climate Chain Coalition What is climate adaptation and how does it differ from climate mitigation? A common conception about climate change is to (only) think about, in tandem, coal-fired power emissions…

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In the World of Blockchain, Policy Exists in a (Old) Vacuum

How blockchain’s breakneck innovation evolves against control By INATBA Executive Director, Marc Taverner If you attended any blockchain or crypto conference in 2016/2017, you’ll be familiar with this statement, which echoed endlessly across nearly every panel: “Blockchain/bitcoin/ethereum/crypto/ICOs/smart contracts/digital identity need the same regulatory approach the government had to the internet – so true innovation can…

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