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Compliance Challenges: Crypto and the Travel Rule

by BRANDI REYNOLDS

The “Travel Rule,” otherwise known as the funds transfer recordkeeping regulation, requires financial institutions, including non-bank financial institutions, to transmit transactions and customer details to the next institution for certain transmittals of funds. Federal regulators designed the rule to aid law enforcement agencies, both domestic and international, to detect, investigate and prosecute financial crimes such as money laundering by maintaining an information trail of transaction originators and beneficiaries. Read the full article here.

 

The OCC Guidance for Cryptocurrencies

by BRANDI REYNOLDS

On July 22, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) established Interpretative Letter 1170, which clarifies the national banks’ authority to provide custody services of cryptocurrency for all of their customers. This recently published guidance is just one of the current expansions made by the OCC in the context of modernizing the regulation of national banks. Read the full article here.

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