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September 7, 2021
Compliance
10 Key Tips for Crypto Compliance Officers
Notabene Advisor Charles Senatore shares quick tips on how the compliance team can shift from an obstacle to business growth to its most powerful catalyst.
August 19, 2021
News
5 Key Takeaways from HM Treasury's Crypto Travel Rule Amendments
On July 22, 2021, HM Treasury released a consultation that mandated the Travel Rule for UK VASPs. Read our key observations.
August 10, 2021
News
Top 10 Takeaways from the European Commission's Crypto Travel Rule Proposal
On June 20, 2021, the European Commission published a proposal for regulating the transfers of funds and certain crypto-assets. Read our key takeaways.
August 4, 2021
News
5 Key Takeaways: Germany's implementation of the FATF Travel Rule
The German Federal Ministry of Finance recently released a draft bill entitled the Crypto Securities Transfer Regulation, which included increased “duties of care” surrounding the transfer of crypto assets. Read our key takeaways.
July 7, 2021
News
5 Key Observations: FATF’s Second 12-Month Virtual Assets & VASPs Review
The world’s foremost anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism funding (CFT) regulator shares its second twelve-month review of their revised FATF standards on virtual assets and VASPs.
June 28, 2021
Compliance
How to turn compliance from an obstacle to a competitive advantage
Former Director of the Southeast Region of the SEC and current advisor to Notabene, Charles V. Senatore shares insight on how crypto firms can approach regulatory regimes, steps compliance officers can take to become an integral part of product teams, and the path from compliance officer to business decision-maker.
June 15, 2021
Partners
Notabene & Elliptic Partner to Provide FATF Solution to VASPs & Banks
Notabene and Elliptic launch a ready-to-use solution that complies with FATF Recommendations to virtual asset service providers (VASPs) and financial institutions (FIs). VASPs and FIs can automate the exchange of counterparty information during cryptoasset transactions securely and privately.
May 12, 2021
Product Updates
The five questions about Notabene’s protocol-agnostic approach
With many protocols on the market, Notabene simplifies travel rule compliance by integrating multiple messaging layers into one platform.In response to the sunrise period, Notabene offers a ready-to-use solution today - TRNow.
May 5, 2021
Customers
Singapore-based crypto firms tested automated Travel Rule transfers using Notabene
We’re excited to share that a select group of our Singaporean customers, Luno, Crypto.com, and Xfers, have successfully completed the second phase of Notabene’s Travel Rule testnet. This makes them one of the first VASPs ready to roll out full Travel Rule compliance at scale on their platforms.
April 22, 2021
News
Notabene turns one today!
It’s been one year since we started Notabene, and what a crazy ride it has been! Check out everything we have done so far.
April 19, 2021
Press Release
Notabene welcomes Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann & Charles V. Senatore
Today, we are excited to welcome Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann and Charles “Chuck” V. Senatore to the Notabene team as our advisors.
April 13, 2021
Customers
Luno Partners With Notabene to Become Travel Rule Compliant
Luno, a leading global cryptocurrency company based in London with over 7 million customers in 40 countries, has partnered with Notabene, the end-to-end Travel Rule compliance platform. With Notabene’s help, Luno is rolling out Travel Rule compliance starting with Singapore.
March 24, 2021
Compliance
FATF Crypto: Summary of the Virtual Assets Guidance [MARCH 2021]
The FATF released its updated guidance on the risk-based approach for virtual assets and VASPs. Read our summary on how this may impact the industry.
March 17, 2021
Compliance
Identify crypto transaction type & apply relevant regulatory duties
Over the past year, the Travel Rule has become a critical issue for many crypto businesses. Throughout 2020, companies focused on finding a solution that would allow them to transmit their customers’ data to other crypto businesses in a secure and privacy-preserving way. However, when you take a closer look at the Travel Rule and how its implementation impacts day-to-day business processes, being compliant requires a lot more than just data transmission.
March 17, 2021
Partners
Notabene & Chainalysis Partner to Scale Crypto Travel Rule Solutions
Find out more about how Notabene and Chainalysis partnership is bringing scalable a Travel Rule Solution to cryptocurrency businesses and VASPs.
March 9, 2021
Press Release
Crypto.com, Luno, Onchain Custodian & others on Test Crypto Travel Rule Testnet with Notabene
Participating virtual asset service providers (VASPs) are preparing to roll-out compliance with the Travel Rule for the Singapore market as early as April.
February 24, 2021
Compliance
Meeting Singapore’s latest data security and privacy guidelines
Notabene has taken significant steps to meet MAS’s new requirements for technology service providers. Our efforts will help companies streamline the vendor assessment process and allow them to start implementing the Travel Rule quicker.
November 24, 2020
Product Updates
Note from Pelle, our CEO, about Notabene’s mission
In the light of our recent fundraising round, Notabene's CEO Pelle Brændgaard shares some thoughts on Notabene today and on our mission. We started Notabene specifically to help regulated companies have the confidence to send and receive more transactions on behalf of their customers. We believe this will ultimately allow broader adoption of crypto and DeFi by everybody and push the technology into mainstream usage.
November 23, 2020
News
Notabene raises seed round to bring confidence to crypto transactions
We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone for Notabene — we have raised $1.765 million in venture capital led by Castle Island Ventures, joined by Green Visor Capital, Lynnet Capital, Dialectic, Pardon Makumbe, and more. This seed round brings our total funding to date to $2.3 million with some of our early supporters including Y Combinator, Signature Ventures, Joachim Sonne, and others.
October 19, 2020
Partners
Merkle Science & Notabene partner to help VASPs with FATF’s Travel Rule
Merkle Science, a leading provider of blockchain transaction monitoring and intelligence solutions, has partnered with Notabene to help companies dealing with cryptocurrencies comply with the Travel Rule. Notabene is a compliance platform designed to bridge crypto markets with traditional financial systems. The company helps financial service companies comply with new crypto regulations coming into effect such as the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Travel Rule for virtual asset service providers (VASPs). 
October 6, 2020
Product Updates
Notabene introduces a free, public-data directory for crypto companies
Notabene created a free, public-data directory for all VASPs, regardless of which Travel Rule protocol they support. The directory allows companies to search for counterparties and easily determine which, if any, Travel Rule protocol they are using. It also provides access to relevant business information, helping counterparties build trusted relationships and take first steps towards Travel Rule compliance.
August 18, 2020
News
Notabene joins Y Combinator's family by attending the class of summer 2020
We're excited to announce that Notabene is participating in Y Combinator's Summer 2020 batch!
July 28, 2020
Product Updates
Notabene's TR:Now allows VASPs to implement the Travel Rule now
While the crypto industry has made significant stride toward proposing technical solutions for the Travel Rule, crypto companies still face many challenges when it comes to implementation of the guidelines.
July 20, 2020
News
Implementation issues in virtual assets regulation: A review by FATF
This report highlights a number of issues that regulators and representatives from the private sector have raised during implementation and asked for greater clarity and guidance on them. We have summarized these issues below. To shed more light on these issues and how to resolve, FATF is likely to introduce additional guidance by October 2020. 
July 20, 2020
Compliance
Regulatory Frameworks for Virtual Assets: A Progress Review by FATF
In June 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released a global regulatory framework for the crypto industry. One year later, on July 7th 2020, FATF released a report containing a 12-month review and assessment that measures implementation of these guidelines by jurisdictions and the private sector.
July 20, 2020
News
Time Is Running Out to Implement the Travel Rule, Says FATF in Review
On July 7th 2020, FATF released a report containing a 12-month review and assessment, measuring implementation of these guidelines by jurisdictions and the private sector. The release of the report followed a virtual Plenary meeting held by the FATF on June 24th, 2020. In the review, the travel rule is highlighted as “the issue of most focus in terms of VASPs’ compliance with the revised FATF Standards.” What were the key findings of this review, and what does it mean for compliance teams in the crypto industry? 
July 9, 2020
Product Updates
Proposed solution to Travel Rule deadlock
On June 3, Malcolm Wright, Chief Compliance Officer at BitMEX introduced the “Travel Rule Discovery” problem. In the article, the proposed solution is to build a centralized “Global List of VASP” (GLoV). We at Notabene think there is a better solution for this.
June 23, 2020
Product Updates
Travel Rule compliance made simple
Today we are launching Notabene, a new crypto compliance platform for the financial industry. Notabene combines our expertise in financial markets and privacy-preserving systems to enable the industry to solve its most pressing challenge - regulatory compliance.
June 17, 2020
News
The Travel Rule will lead to greater adoption of Crypto
The new global Virtual Assets framework as well as the Travel Rule itself are the biggest opportunity crypto has had for crossing the chasm into the mainstream. Lack of regulatory clarity was always the primary stumbling block for crypto adoption and poor links with the traditional financial industry.
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