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Getting Started With TRISA

Welcome to TRISA

The Travel Rule Information Sharing Architecture (TRISA) is a global, open source, secure, and peer-to-peer protocol for Travel Rule compliance. TRISA helps Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) comply with the Travel Rule for cross-border cryptocurrency transactions.

  • Step 1 – Join TRISA’s Global Directory Service (GDS). The GDS is a network of trusted VASPs and members. Any market participant with a legitimate business purpose can join TRISA. Most operators start by registering for Testnet x.509 identity certificates at no cost. It takes 2-5 business days to complete the validation process. Once verified and ready to move to production, operators can submit to join TRISA’s Mainnet, also at no cost.
  • Step 2 – Implement Envoy. Envoy is TRISA’s encrypted P2P messaging service that helps compliance teams securely exchange originator and beneficiary information for cross-border digital asset exchanges. Envoy is designed to be accessible, flexible, and secure. Envoy is open source so operators can elect to set up, configure, and host their own Envoy server. This gives operators the ability to customize Envoy for their tech stack, use cases, customer base, and jurisdiction. Envoy is also available as a turnkey managed service through Rotational Labs, TRISA’s technical partner. Depending on the implementation option, Envoy can take as little as 3 business days to implement with the managed service or 3-6 months with the open source implementation.

Learn More: From “The Basics” to “Working with Secure Envelopes”

TRISA has created a brief guide to help operators, regulators, compliance officers, and technical implementers understand how TRISA’s messaging protocol works. Learn how to become a TRISA-verified VASP, along with member benefits and responsibilities. Please send feedback to [email protected].

TRISA is an open-source framework to support VASPs in sharing sender and receiver information to comply with Travel Rule requirements without compromising privacy. By applying a proven Certificate Authority (CA) model, TRISA reliably identifies and verifies VASPs to enable interoperability and ensure Personally Identifiable Information (PII) stays private and not sent to the wrong entity. The peer-to-peer design eliminates a single point of failure and provides resilience against attacks and scales to accommodate extreme volumes. VASPs and financial institutions can immediately begin using TRISA to comply with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) requirements as well as Travel Rule guidelines.

The guide is divided into seven segments:

  1. The Basics
  2. Getting Certified
  3. Member Benefits
  4. Member Responsibilities
  5. Global Directory Service
  6. Working With Secure Envelopes
  7. Additional Resources

Get to Know TRISA

The complete guide is available for download via SlideShare. The videos are hosted on TRISA’s Youtube channel. Each video covers one segment of the guide. Videos are 2-6 minutes in length, depending on the topic.

View & Download Guide on SlideShare

Getting Started With TRISA

View the playlist on Youtube

TRISA Youtube Channel

Additional Resources & Support Channels

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