BTCNEXT exchange (hereinafter - “BTCNEXT exchange”, “BTCNEXT”) Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer Policy (hereinafter - the “AML/KYC Policy”) is designated to prevent and mitigate possible risks of Noah Ark Technologies ltd., which is the Company with a Provisional Regular License authorized to conduct Virtual Currency Exchange business activities. The License #04-01-2019 is issued at the Cagayan special economic zone and Freeport Philippines, being involved in any kind of illegal activity.
Both international and local regulations require Noah Ark Technologies ltd to implement effective internal procedures and mechanisms to prevent money laundering, terrorist financing, drug and human trafficking, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, corruption and bribery and to take action in case of any form of suspicious activity from its Users.
Anti-money laundering and know your customer policy (AML&KYC) In order to protect Assets of our customers and to ensure the compliance with international trade standards we operate exclusively in accordance with the legislation on combating illicit money laundering and countering the terrorism financing. To monitor the accordance with legal requirements and recommendations of FATF, we have established a Compliance department developing Anti-money laundering and Know your customer (AML / KYC) procedures, obligatory for all employees and determining the policy of engagement with any person which have registered on the website BTCNEXT.io. Compliance Department is intended to ensure that all the operations of the Company are consistent with the international standards to combat money laundering and all the documents provided by the Customer are up-to-date and comply with relevant legal requirements.
By performing the registration on our Website the Customer makes complete and unconditional acceptance of the policy conditions, agrees with the following rules and undertakes to observe them:
1. All clients of BTCNEXT Exchange are treated in the same manner, therefore the AML (Anti Money Laundering) requirements are the same. The only difference may be levels (Tiers) for requesting additional information from clients trading only crypto and from clients trading both, crypto and fiat.
2. If you successfully pass the KYC which is associated with relevant tier, you will obtain all benefits foreseen for this Tier. Usually we try to perform KYC procedures as soon as possible, however in separate circumstances it may take several days;
3. Corporate and institutional customers are recognized as customers with Tier 3 from the beginning, however they are subject for enhanced KYC measures from the beginning. If you are corporate or institutional customer please follow the requirements of Appendix 2 to this AML&KYC policy;
4. Upon the request of the Company the additional documents and information should be provided by the Customer. Filling of respective KYC questionnaire may also be an obligatory requirement under Company’s sole decision. The Customer agrees with such requirements of the Company and agrees to follow them;
5. The withdrawal of Assets is carried out only to the account that belongs to a person identified as a Customer of the Company (the owner of a Trading Room). The withdrawal of Assets to third parties is prohibited. Internal transfers between the Company’s customers are also forbidden.
6. The Company is obliged and has the right without obtaining prior consent to share with financial institutions and law enforcement agencies any information about the Customer, as required by applicable law, and the Customer gives the Company its consent to these actions. In order to comply with this paragraph, the Company holds a records about Customer’s transactions during five years at least.
7. The Customer undertakes to follow the legislation, including international one, aiming to combat illicit trafficking, financial fraud, money laundering and legalization of funds obtained by illegal means. The Customer undertakes to use its best effort to avoid direct or indirect participation in illegal financial activities and any illegal transactions using the Company’s Website and Services.
8. The Customer guarantees the legal origin, legal ownership and the right to use the Assets transferred to its account.
9. In case of the evidence of suspicious transactions at the Customer’s account, cash replenishments from untrusted sources (for example, the data of Assets’ sender and Trading Room’s owner is different) and / or any actions with attributes of fraud (including any refunds or cancellation of payments), the Company reserves the right to conduct an internal investigation, to block or close the Customer’s Trading Room or any Account, cancel any payment or trading order and to suspend operations on the Accounts before the end of the official investigation. When making the decision the Company is guided by the provisions of the applicable law, FATF recommendations or by common practice.
10. The Company has the right to request additional information about the Customer if the method of withdrawal Assets is different from the depositing method. The Company also reserves the right to block the Customer’s Trading Room or any Account during the investigation if the Customer refused to provide the additional information requested by the Company.
11. In the course of investigation the Company has the right to request additional copies of documents confirming the identity of the Customer, as well as copies of bank cards used to replenish the account, payment documents and other documents confirming the lawful possession and legal origin of funds. The Company also has the right to demand the provision of original documents for review in case of any doubts from Company’s side.
12. The Company does not provide Services to the persons who are residents of jurisdictions that are identified by the FATF as high risk and non-cooperative jurisdictions having strategic AML/CFT deficiencies, namely North Korea and Iran;
13. The Company doesn’t provide services to citizens and residents of U.S.A.;
14. The Company’s refuse to perform the operations that from Company’s point of view are considered to be a suspicious, using of preventive measures (such as blocking or closing of a Customer’s Trading Room or any Account) is not the reason for civil liability of the Company for failure to fulfill obligations to the Customer.
15. The Company is not obliged to inform the Customer or other persons about the measures taken to fulfil the AML/CFT legislation. Also the Company is not obliged to inform Customers or other persons about any suspicions, about the reasons of refuse of execution of a Customer’s trading order, of refuse to open the Account, need for providing Customer’s documents, etc.
Verification measures for corporate and institutional customers
This policy is applied for the corporate and institutional Customers only. For this category of Customers, we allow to apply tier 3 from the beginning, but they have to go through the obligatory enhanced verification process.
We reserve the right to refuse You in provision of services if during the process of verification, it is discovered that You do not correspond with our KYC requirements. Also we have a right to terminate our existing relationships with You in any time in case if You are considered to be violating our KYC requirements.
Upon our request any additional documents and information should be provided by You, and if You refuse to provide such documents or information this also may lead to our refuse or termination of provision of services.
To open a Trading Room as a corporate or institutional Customer, please follow the link on website and fill the expanded questionnaire. Please be advised that you should have necessary powers from your company in order to fill the questionnaire. Also please upload listed below corporate documents in Your Trading Room profile. Then You should wait for the following instructions from the manager.
The following supporting documentation must accompany the Customer’s completed questionnaire:
Memorandum and Articles of Association;
Certificate of Incorporation;
Certificate of Incumbency (dated within the last 3 months);
Financial statements for the last two years, or company bank statements for the last three months;
Copy of Register of Shareholders;
Copy of Register of Directors;
Proof of Registered Address (original utility bill or bank statement displaying the company’s name and registered address dated within the last three months);
Proof of Operating Address (original utility bill of bank statement displaying the company’s name and operating address dated within the last three months);
Individual verification of Authorized Representative (copy of passport verified by notary); Individual verification of all active Directors (copy of passport verified by notary and residential utility bill not older than 3 months);
Individual verification of Shareholders/Beneficial Owners with a holding of 25% or more:
- Individual shareholders (copy of passport verified by notary and residential utility bill not older than 3 months);
- Corporate shareholders (a complete list of supporting documentation for each company as listed above);
Confirmation of source of funds. For corporate clients audited bank accounts is a priority.