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Using Blockchain to Mitigate Financial Crime

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INATBA held an event on the topic of  “Using Blockchain to Mitigate Financial Crime” on 18th August. If you are interested to hear more about INATBA’s work, don’t hesitate to reach out to Morgane at morgane.stein@inatba.org or schedule an appointment with her directly through this link. You can watch the recording of the event in…

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Sustainably Designed Blockchains and Incentivising Climate Action

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On the 27th of June the INATB SISWG and the GAB on Climate Action & United Nations SDGs co-organized an event on “Sustainably Designed Blockchains and Incentivising Climate Action.” The event aimed at showcasing the potential of blockchain in Digital Measurement Reporting and Verification (DMRV) and to see how it can be used to scale…

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INATBA Report Digital Credentials and Self Sovereign Identity Workstream

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Find the report download form at the bottom of this page Transactions in the global economy and society rely upon trust, where each transacting party is confident that the other is who they claim to be, and that the information provided is true. How to ensure this trust in a digital world has become an…

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The Booming Power of DLT in the Agriculture Sector

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The conflict in Ukraine has caused a serious crisis in the agriculture sector. Not only have Ukrainian farmland, machinery and livestock suffered critical damages – the situation in the region has also resulted in a massive decline in the supply of many food products and a global increase in food prices due to Ukraine’s crucial…

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Industry views on solutions for eID in Europe. Event Follow-Up

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On 8th July, the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) organised a panel discussion on the topic of Industry views on solutions for eID in Europe as part of a hybrid event Blockchain: A key enabler to innovation in Europe and the world organised in Brussels by the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum and…

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INATBA’s Position on DLT-Based CBDC Development

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The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) welcomes the rising interest in and development of Central Bank Digital Currencies across the world. In July 2021 the European Central Bank (ECB) decided to launch a two-year investigation of the Digital Euro. The ECB is researching how a digital euro could be designed and distributed to…

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Mobile Driver’s Licence (mDL) & Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) Comparison – Updated

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by INATBA Identity Working Group    We have recently seen a lot of developments in the area of Digital Identity, including Mobile Driver’s Licenses or mDLs, and see it playing a significant role across many sectors in the near term. First, let’s briefly describe Digital Identity as a means to make identity claims without physical…

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MiCA & TOFR Concluded – Measuring INATBA’s Impact

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Finally, the world’s most impactful regulation on crypto assets is a reality! Over the past two years, INATBA has been active on the Markets in Crypto Asset Regulation (MiCA). This was arguably the most important regulation that the Finance WG has worked on during that time, since it is the first international regulatory regime that shall…

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TOFR Compliance Tools – How CASPs Can Achieve ML/TF Compliance

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Solutions proposal by the INATBA Finance Working Group   The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body that has acted as the global money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) watchdog for over 30 years. FATF, which features over 200 jurisdiction and policy making organizations, sets international standards that aim to prevent these illegal…

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TFOFR – INATBA Second Response with Amendment Suggestions – Update

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INATBA’s initial response on the AMLR was issued in March 2022. It featured three key 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 (TOFR) – more commonly known as the Travel Rule – which inscribes the Consumer…

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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

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  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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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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INATBA Working Groups: Making a Difference in the Blockchain Ecosystem

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INATBA Working Groups convene events, publish reports and discuss the most pertinent topics in the global blockchain ecosystem. View the full brochure by clicking the image below.

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MiCA & TOFR Concluded – Measuring INATBA’s Impact

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Finally, the world’s most impactful regulation on crypto assets is a reality! Over the past two years, INATBA has been active on the Markets in Crypto Asset Regulation (MiCA). This was arguably the most important regulation that the Finance WG has worked on during that time, since it is the first international regulatory regime that shall…

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INATBA Publishes Policy Notes on Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (Part 2 of 4)

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Find the report download form at the bottom of this page 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…

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INATBA Publishes a Joint Report with the European Commission on Blockchain Standardisation

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Find the report download form at the bottom of this page INATBA, the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications, is committed to serving as a convener of critical conversations on global standards for blockchain and other DLT. Its Standards Committee, co-chaired by Ismael Arribas, Monique Bachner and Gilbert Verdian, works closely with global standards-setting bodies…

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INATBA Publishes Policy Notes on Decentralised Finance (Part 1 of 4)

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Find the report download form at the bottom of this page 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…

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Highlights from Blockchain for Social Impact Report

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Authored by the INATBA Social Impact Working Group, INATBA’s new report on blockchain for social impact analyses the role of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Working Group is also launching the development of an impact measurement framework. Contact social-impact-wg-cochair@inatba.org to get involved.

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INATBA Publishes Report on Blockchain for Social Impact

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Blockchain for Social Impact UN SDGs

Find the report download form at the bottom of this page.  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 15 different Working Groups and Committees, each…

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INATBA Policy Position on Market in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) Regulation

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Ahead of the announcement of a new MiCA and PRR-centered event series, INATBA is releasing its policy position on the two proposed regulations from the European Commission. These positions contain insights from INATBA’s 170+ members. The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Application (INATBA) welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) Regulation;…

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INATBA Publishes Report on Climate Action and Governance with Climate Ledger Initiative

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INATBA is proud to announce the publication of its latest report on blockchain for climate action, co-produced with Climate Ledger Initiative. The findings of this report will be discussed in a 15 June roundtable event, register here.  Abstract: This report provides an overview of the most relevant governance challenges facing blockchain-based climate actions on the…

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INATBA Climate Action and Real Estate Working Groups Work with FIBREE to Publish Preliminary Report on Unique Object Identifiers (UOI)

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INATBA Education Working Group Publishes Report on Blockchain Education

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Blockchain & Metaverse: Why All the Hype? Event Follow-Up

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INATBA hosted the first in a series of events on the topic of Metaverse, titled Blockchain & Metaverse: Why All the Hype?, exploring what opportunities as well as challenges and threats this new digital space brings. Attended by more than 120 representatives of the industry, public sector and the academia, the session was introduced by…

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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

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  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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This Week at INATBA: DeFi Event Series

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This Week at INATBA is a weekly series that highlights INATBA events, opportunities and announcements. This week, we invite you to join us for our upcoming DeFi event series.

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This Week at INATBA: Decentralised Identity Event

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Join our Identity Working Group for a debate discussion based on their Position Paper published in November.

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INATBA Hosts Event with Climate Ledger Initiative on Climate Action and the Governance Challenge

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On 3 November, INATBA hosted a roundtable discussion on Blockchain for Climate Action and the Governance Challenge to gain insights into governance challenges in blockchain applications for climate action.

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INATBA Hosts Lost in Translation: Culture and Language as a Barrier to Global Blockchain Infrastructure Roundtable

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In the third installment of our series on “Transacting Beyond Borders,” the INATBA Standards, Governance, and Interoperability Working Groups discussed the intercultural and multilingual barriers that standardisation communities must address when working across borders.

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INATBA Hosts Roundtable on CBDC, Stablecoins, and Seigniorage Shares

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The important and current topic of CBDCs and Stablecoins inspired INATBA’s Finance Working Group to invite multiple industry-leading stakeholders to the CBDC, Stablecoin and Seigniorage Shares roundtable held on 12 November 2020.

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INATBA Roundtable Highlights Need for European Investment in Blockchain

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INATBA recently convened an online discussion to raise awareness about the European Commission’s new blockchain and AI investment fund. The 100 million euro European Investment Fund (EIF) is now fully operational and has signed its first agreement with Fly Ventures Fund in Berlin.

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INATBA Convenes Land Registry Roundtable, Highlights Blockchain Use Cases

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Global experts in real estate and land registries joined an INTBA-led roundtable to discuss the many ways that blockchain technology is impacting the industry and how it will affect the sector’s growth in the near future.

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INATBA Convenes Global Education Roundtable on Blockchain Targets and Content

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INATBA brought together global thought leaders in education and blockchain to discuss how the emerging technology can best improve academic institutions around the world, fostering partnerships between the private and public sectors.

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Using Blockchain to Mitigate Financial Crime

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INATBA held an event on the topic of  “Using Blockchain to Mitigate Financial Crime” on 18th August. If you are interested to hear more about INATBA’s work, don’t hesitate to reach out to Morgane at morgane.stein@inatba.org or schedule an appointment with her directly through this link. You can watch the recording of the event in…

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Sustainably Designed Blockchains and Incentivising Climate Action

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On the 27th of June the INATB SISWG and the GAB on Climate Action & United Nations SDGs co-organized an event on “Sustainably Designed Blockchains and Incentivising Climate Action.” The event aimed at showcasing the potential of blockchain in Digital Measurement Reporting and Verification (DMRV) and to see how it can be used to scale…

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INATBA Report Digital Credentials and Self Sovereign Identity Workstream

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Find the report download form at the bottom of this page Transactions in the global economy and society rely upon trust, where each transacting party is confident that the other is who they claim to be, and that the information provided is true. How to ensure this trust in a digital world has become an…

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The Booming Power of DLT in the Agriculture Sector

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The conflict in Ukraine has caused a serious crisis in the agriculture sector. Not only have Ukrainian farmland, machinery and livestock suffered critical damages – the situation in the region has also resulted in a massive decline in the supply of many food products and a global increase in food prices due to Ukraine’s crucial…

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Industry views on solutions for eID in Europe. Event Follow-Up

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On 8th July, the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) organised a panel discussion on the topic of Industry views on solutions for eID in Europe as part of a hybrid event Blockchain: A key enabler to innovation in Europe and the world organised in Brussels by the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum and…

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INATBA’s Position on DLT-Based CBDC Development

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The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) welcomes the rising interest in and development of Central Bank Digital Currencies across the world. In July 2021 the European Central Bank (ECB) decided to launch a two-year investigation of the Digital Euro. The ECB is researching how a digital euro could be designed and distributed to…

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Mobile Driver’s Licence (mDL) & Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) Comparison – Updated

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by INATBA Identity Working Group    We have recently seen a lot of developments in the area of Digital Identity, including Mobile Driver’s Licenses or mDLs, and see it playing a significant role across many sectors in the near term. First, let’s briefly describe Digital Identity as a means to make identity claims without physical…

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TOFR Compliance Tools – How CASPs Can Achieve ML/TF Compliance

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Solutions proposal by the INATBA Finance Working Group   The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body that has acted as the global money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) watchdog for over 30 years. FATF, which features over 200 jurisdiction and policy making organizations, sets international standards that aim to prevent these illegal…

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TFOFR – INATBA Second Response with Amendment Suggestions – Update

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INATBA’s initial response on the AMLR was issued in March 2022. It featured three key 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 (TOFR) – more commonly known as the Travel Rule – which inscribes the Consumer…

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Blockchain & Metaverse: Why All the Hype? Event Follow-Up

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INATBA hosted the first in a series of events on the topic of Metaverse, titled Blockchain & Metaverse: Why All the Hype?, exploring what opportunities as well as challenges and threats this new digital space brings. Attended by more than 120 representatives of the industry, public sector and the academia, the session was introduced by…

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