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A couple of thoughts on the crypto market, regulations and all in between

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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 Tips
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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