Crypto.com Becomes First Firm to Incorporate CipherTrace Tool To Comply With New FATF Travel Rule

By Prashant Jha

Crypto.com

crypto.com, a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency payment platfrom with over a 3 million user base has become the first firm to use CipherTrace’s new traveler tool to comply with FATF’s global Anti-Money Laundering (AML) travel rule laws. The newly updated FATF guidelines are considered to be quite complex and thus a compliant solution from CipherTrace makes it easier for crypto companies to adhere to the updated regulations.

Antonio Alvarez, Chief Compliance Officer of Crypto.com said,

“It is essential for cryptocurrency platforms to comply with laws and regulations globally, including AML standards, in order to promote and encourage mainstream adoption. CipherTrace’s Traveler solution assures our partners and our customers that Crypto.com is in compliance with global guidelines, which are fundamental to the long-term viability of the cryptocurrency ecosystem.”

FATF updated its AML guidelines to include Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASP) that would require crypto companies to adhere to strict KYC rules and update the required info with the regulatory body.

CipherTrace Launched Traveler in March in Anticipation of New FATF Guidelines

CipherTrace launched its regulatory compliant tool traveler back in March in anticipation of the new FATF guidelines that required VASPs to update sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) to confirm cryptocurrency transactions in a secure and compliant manner. The said tool makes it convenient and easy for crypto firms to authorize and facilitate VASP to VASP transactions while adhering to all necessary FATF guidelines.

CipherTrace CEO Dave Jevans said,

“The stakes are high for crypto companies when it comes to meeting compliance standards, with fees and even jail time on the line, and so we are very pleased to announce Crypto.com as the first client using our Traveler product to ensure compliance with global travel rule AML standards. Traveler enables exchanges to overcome the sunrise issue, meeting their compliance obligations, even with VASPs in jurisdictions that have not yet codified travel rule guidance into local law.”

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