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JMLSG Crypto assets Transfers (‘Travel Rule’)


This guidance relates to the provisions of The Money Laundering Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (MLRs) that implement the travel rule for cryptoasset transfers in the UK'

ALL Crypto assets-related provisions in the MLRs apply only to crypto exchange providers and custodian wallet providers as defined in the MLRs Reg 14A (cryptoasset businesses). Part 7A of the MLRs imposes requirements on cryptoasset enterprises relating to the information they must send, receive and verify as part of a cryptoasset transfer (the ‘travel rule )

The travel rule requires transfers of cryptoassets to be accompanied by certain identifiable information on the originator (person who owns and allows the transfer of the cryptoasset) and the beneficiary (intended recipient of the cryptoasset).

Cryptoasset businesses must take all reasonable steps to ensure that they comply with the travel rule requirements.

The travel rule forms part of broader anti-money laundering obligations to have adequate procedures in place to detect and prevent money laundering, terrorist financing and proliferation financing (ML/TF/PF).

The guidance is intended to assist firms in designing and implementing the systems and controls necessary to mitigate the risks of transferring cryptoassets in connection with ML/TF/PF.


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