Crypto Travel Rule Regulations in



Central Bank of Bahrain

Travel Rule required from
Travel Rule regulation still pending
January 1, 2020
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Who is the regulatory authority in [country]?

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What is the minimum threshold for the Crypto Travel Rule in [country]?

Travel Rule information transmission obligations apply regardless of transaction amount. 

What personally identifiable information must VASPs collect and share for the Crypto Travel Rule in [country]?


Information accompanying all accepted crypto-asset transfer as well as wire transfer must always contain:

(a) The name of the originator;

(b) The originator account number (e.g. IBAN or crypto-asset wallet) where such an account is used to process the transaction;

(c) The originator’s address, or national identity number, or customer identification number, or date and place of birth;

(d) The name of the beneficiary; and

(e) The beneficiary account number (e.g. IBAN or crypto-asset wallet) where such an account is used to process the transaction.

Are there differences in customer PII requirements for cross-border transfers versus transfers within [country]?

AML-2A.2.1: Capital Market Licensees (including crypto-asset licensees) must consider all transfers of accepted crypto-assets as cross-border transfer rather than domestic transfer.

What are the non-custodial or self-hosted wallet requirements in [country]?

Information collection obligations as described below 👇

AML-2A.2.11: The CBB recognises that unlike traditional fiat currency wire transfer, not every accepted crypto-asset transfer involves (or is bookended by) two institutions (crypto-asset entities or financial institution). In instances in which an accepted crypto-asset transfer involves only one financial institution on either end of the transfer (e.g. when an ordering financial institution sends accepted crypto-assets on behalf of its customers, the originator, to a beneficiary that is not a customer of a beneficiary financial institution but rather an individual user who receives the accepted crypto-asset transfer using his/her own distributed ledger technology (DLT) software, such as an unhosted wallet), the financial institution must still ensure adherence to Paragraph AML-2A.2.7 for their customer. 

The CBB does not expect that financial institutions, when originating an accepted crypto-asset transfer, would submit the required information to individual users who are not financial institutions.

 However, financial institutions receiving an accepted crypto-asset transfer from an entity that is not a financial institution (e.g. from an individual accepted crypto-asset user using his/her own DLT software, such as an unhosted wallet), must obtain the required originator information from their customer.

Why choose Notabene for crypto Travel Rule Compliance in [country]?

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