Shaping the Future of Digital Asset Regulation

Notabene's Regulatory and Compliance team builds bridges between VASPs and regulators, fostering a collaborative environment for crypto compliance.

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Meet our Regulatory and Compliance Experts

Maintaining a lead in regulatory compliance isn't just an option—it's essential for your business's success and integrity. Our Regulatory and Compliance team offers unparalleled expertise in navigating the complex regulatory compliance landscape within the Web3, fintech, and digital assets sectors.

At the helm is Lana Schwartzman, a distinguished crypto veteran and former Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) whose deep insights and vast experience in the sector set the foundation for our team's success. Alongside Lana, Catarina Veloso brings her exceptional legal and technical acumen to the forefront, enhancing our team's ability to tackle complex compliance challenges with precision and innovation. Our approach is proactive and forward-thinking, focused on engaging regulators and critical policy developments to help educate and shape the compliance landscape.

Lana Schwartzman

Head of Regulatory and Compliance

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Catarina Veloso

Regulatory & Compliance, Senior Associate

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What We Do

  • Travel Rule compliance in line with your local regulation
  • Counterparty sanctions screening
  • Self-hosted wallet identification

Our Regulatory and Compliance team specializes in navigating the complex world of crypto compliance. We're not just observers but proactive participants in shaping policy and regulatory guidance.

Here's how we make a difference:

Global Industry Leadership

At the core of the crypto regulatory compliance realm, we lead with innovation, actively shaping Travel Rule policies through our role in the FATF's Virtual Asset Contact Group and as co-leaders of CryptoUK's Travel Rule working group.
By crafting informed consultation responses, we ensure our clients' perspectives are represented at the highest levels, advocating for a balanced and forward-looking regulatory framework.

Regulatory Sandboxes

In preparation for the UK's Travel Rule enforcement date, we participated in the UK’s FCA Regulatory Sandbox.

Our testnet program allowed VASPs to explore Travel Rule compliance, offering insights to address challenges. Our efforts contributed to shaping the UK's compliance guidelines through valuable feedback.

International Collaboration and Testnets

We run testnet programs globally with cohorts of VASPs, sometimes observed by local regulators. We have completed them in the UAE, Singapore, Japan, the UK, and Hong Kong.

These programs allow VASPs to gain practical experience with Travel Rule compliance in a safe sandbox environment. These are also important forums to educate participants on the key challenges of the Travel Rule and for peers to engage in discussions about effective solutions.

Active Dialogues with Financial Regulators

We maintain a constant dialogue with international regulatory bodies, offering global insights from implementing and operationalizing Travel Rule and influencing the evolution of crypto regulations worldwide.

We maintain an active dialogue with key bodies, shaping the regulatory landscape around the world.

Regulatory Insights and Updates

Dive into the latest regulatory insights, webinars, and thought leadership articles from our Regulatory and Compliance team.

Consultation Responses

Master regional Travel Rule compliance with Notabene's certification program

Articles

Webinars

Insights From the State of Crypto Travel Rule Compliance Report 2024 — EMEA / Americas

Learn about exclusive Travel Rule compliance insights from our private industry study. Uncover current industry challenges and learn strategies for success in 2024.

Insights From the State of Crypto Travel Rule Compliance Report 2024 — EMEA / Americas
10/31/2023

Pre-Transaction Decision-Making in Crypto: Preventing Illicit Activity Before Transaction Settlement

In this on-demand webinar, we will explore pre-transaction decision-making in crypto. Learn how complying with the Travel Rule before transaction settlements can protect your company from illicit crypto activity. Gain insights from recent UK guidelines and much more.

Pre-Transaction Decision-Making in Crypto: Preventing Illicit Activity Before Transaction Settlement
03/13/2023

Everything Intermediary VASPs Need to Know About The Travel Rule

This webinar explores the obligations and responsibilities of Intermediary VASPs under different jurisdictions, providing essential insights for custodians on navigating these roles.

Everything Intermediary VASPs Need to Know About The Travel Rule
07/03/2023

Why Travel Rule & Counterparty Risk Management Is Required To Get Your VARA License

During this webinar, Lana Schwartzman, Notabene’s Head of Regulatory & Compliance, will host compliance experts, as they discuss where Travel Rule sits in the VARA Rulebook and why it is important. 

Why Travel Rule & Counterparty Risk Management Is Required To Get Your VARA License

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