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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TFOFR – INATBA Second Response with Amendment Suggestions

INATBA’s initial response on the AMLR was issued in March 2022. It featured three critical obstacles for the proliferation of crypto-assets set forth by the texts of the AML Package, and it focused primarily on the Transfer of Funds Regulation (TFOFR) – more commonly known as the Travel Rule – which inscribes the Consumer Due…

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INATBA Publishes Policy Notes on Crypto-asset Regulatory Sandboxes (Part 4 of 4)

INATBA is the global convener of the blockchain ecosystem, with 170+ members dedicated to promoting global adoption of blockchain and DLT technologies by bridging the gap between policymakers and industry stakeholders for mutually beneficial conversations. INATBA has 6 Working Groups, each dedicated to a specific niche within Blockchain. The Finance Working Group is set up…

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Blockchain and the Climate Adaptation Imperative: Social Impact and Sustainability Working Group publishes its latest report

With a growing set of climate change-induced impacts affecting human and environmental systems, adaptation to these changes is increasingly needed. However, society in general is mostly unaware of the required actions beyond mitigation. Stakeholders lack a ‘toolkit’ that provides resources on analytical, financial and operational technologies, particularly related to adaptation. This is particularly true for…

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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 Publishes Policy Notes on Non-Fungible Tokens (Part 3 of 4)

INATBA is the global convener of the blockchain ecosystem, with 170+ members dedicated to promoting global adoption of blockchain and DLT technologies by bridging the gap between policymakers and industry stakeholders for mutually beneficial conversations. INATBA has 6 Working Groups, each dedicated to a specific niche within Blockchain. The Finance Working Group is set up…

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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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