CipherTrace has a slim fix for crypto’s FATF "travel rule" problem
Blockchain security firm CipherTrace has released a free, open-source way for cryptocurrency exchanges to share user data while maintaining confidentiality.
Blockchain security firm CipherTrace today announced that it is finally ready to release its purported solution to help cryptocurrency firms comply with new, stringent anti-money laundering standards recommended by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
The free, open-source product, dubbed TRISA, is designed to enable
crypto firms to abide by the FATF’s new Travel Rule—a recent agreement among its 37 member nations to require that “virtual asset service providers” (VASPs), including cryptocurrency exchanges, share information about their clients with each other when moving funds between companies.
When the new rule was first announced in June, many within the cryptocurrency industry wondered if FATF had delivered the end of "crypto anonymity" for good.
But, according to CipherTrace, TRISA (shorthand for Travel Rule Information Sharing Architecture) will now allow crypto exchanges to comply with the Travel Rule without sacrificing the privacy and confidentiality of their customers.
The cybersecurity firm first announced that a solution to the FATF Travel Rule would be forthcoming in July, shortly after the FATF released its recommendations. In its initial announcement, CipherTrace said it would partner with identity solutions provider Shyft for its Travel Rule compliance product, though today’s announcement makes no mention of the company.
Major crypto exchanges such as Binance are already “considering” implementing TRISA, according to CipherTrace’s statement.