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The KYC and AML/CFT Challenge

We are witnessing an unprecedented increase in regulatory compliance, especially around Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC).  Current infrastructures for procedures are failing under increasing, industries-wide regulatory demand for customer identity verification.

  • Outdated, laborious and expensive KYC processes, the lack of data availability for electronic checks, language barriers, and ambiguous and unclear interpretation of  legal directives, are just some of the big problems facing businesses that are required to verify identities.
  • This is resulting in increased customer attrition, reduced client on boarding and outright exclusion of the digitally unborn.
  • Users are frustrated with the constant need to share the same personal data with multiple companies.
  • They distrust security and fear the risk of identity theft from overexposure of their private information through insecure data transfer and storage facilities.

Blockchain-secured identity verification is the solution

KnowMeNow is building an autonomous framework that will allow customers to create, and own, their own identity profiles on their smartphones, whilst at the same time allowing regulated businesses to perform inexpensive, permission-based KYC reviews in a much faster, more reliable and compliant manner than ever before using the unique features of the blockchain technology.

  • A complete and radical transformation of the on boarding journey for the customer and vendor.
  • Total control over customer data access and ownership will result in greater sense of security and confidence in applying for KYC.
  • More insight for verifiers through recorded and verified customer profile history will reduce risk and improve compliance.
  • Higher volumes of transactions, with lesser risk of fraud, will result in increased revenues for vendors.
  • Vendors will also have the opportunity to capture a percentage of the unbanked market share by finally giving them access to services from which they are currently excluded.

Our Mission

We are frustrated by the increase in identity theft and lack of progress in protecting the public. KnowMeNow is motivated by four primary drivers:

  1. To be a primary agent in the fight against cybercrime
  2. To allow entities to trade more freely by lowering the risk of fraud and hugely damaging compliance breaches
  3. To thwart fraudsters and conmen who damage the lives of ordinary people
  4. Harnessing the power of the blockchain technology to tackle the problem

How the KnowMeNow Framework Works

KnowMeNow are building a secure, blockchain-based wallet that customers will install on their smartphones to create and store their personal data. This includes identity documents, addresses, and any Personal Identifying Information (PII) that may be required under regulation to access a service.

The information can be independently verified by trusted third parties, such as identity service providers, brick & mortar regulated agencies, governments and trusted professionals, such as lawyers. The verified data is digitally signed and stamped by the trusted third party and a hash is stored on the blockchain.  Customers who apply for services requiring verification of their identity can now securely share their trusted and verified identities with vendors.

Customers now gain back full control of their PII, as it is stored on their smartphone and shared only with their permission. Customers now determine who gets to see the data, which personal data from their wallet is shared and who can verify it.

  • An autonomous framework that is trusted by all since it is not owned by anyone
  • Designed to be open for adoption by different jurisdictions, industries and regulations
  • An identity technology accepted everywhere as it is agnostic to specific regulations
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Who is KnowMeNow for?

Companies

Regulated businesses in every sector such as finance, insurance, gaming, both online and offline, that need to meet KYC/AML compliance for their clients.

Unregulated businesses and social media, who want to know their customers to combat fraud, assist in risk profiling to offer risk based pricing. This is true, for example, for the car rental and insurance sector.

Governments at a national and international level who waste a staggering amount of taxpayers funds through identity fraud and manipulation.

Act as a passport for social inclusion, removing the barriers that keep many people, such as 'the unbanked', or new immigrants, from participating in many sectors of the economy.

Users

Customers who who use online and offline regulated and unregulated services required to go through a laborious application procedure during onboarding. Customers who are frustrated by:

  • Pain of going through KYC when they want a service
  • Frustration of going through same KYC service time and time again
  • Frustration at not getting full service until a known customer
  • Difficulty in international trading due to lack of trust
  • Fear of sharing personal data

Why KnowMeNow will set new standards

Frictionless KYC

KnowMeNow will have all the data ready, updated and compliant, allowing instantaneous on-boarding without ever needing any external or internal verification.

Sharing of data

With user consent, the data collected and verified, is shared and re-used.

Future proof 

Parameter driven architecture, allowing for the KYC level to be flexible, instantly re-aligning to changing regulatory requirements, client risk profiles, jurisdiction requirements, amongst others.

Regulatory compliant

The KnowMeNow ID will be compliant with regulations in all jurisdictions, including AML4 and GDPR. As specific regulations change, and new ID elements are required, only the new elements needed will be collected.

Community based monitoring

To fulfil regulatory monitoring obligations, clients will be monitored against global sanctions and PEP lists on a daily basis by the ecosystem participants.

Know Your Business

One of the first blockchain applications to extend the KYC offering to include Know Your Business regulatory compliant checks.

Consent driven

Data is never shared, used, or re-used, without the full consent of the user. This is a core principle of KnowMeNow.

Access to ALL Leading KYC IDVs 

KnowMeNow clients get exclusive access to every trusted, approved and verified IDV provider within its ecosystem.

The KnowMeNow Ecosystem

The currency in our ecosystem is our own cryptocurrency called KME. It will be the only currency accepted for KnowMeNow transactions in our ecosystem.

Users will be incentivised with KME payouts every time they share their profiles with verifiers, which will create a constant supply of KMEs in our ecosystem. When companies want to buy KnowMeNow services in our ecosystem they will need KMEs for the transactions.

Companies can buy KMEs from exchanges, or individuals, in the same way they do with any other cryptocurrency, and as large businesses start to adopt our services the demand for KMEs will increase.  Users holding KMEs will have an option to sell their coins to these entities through exchanges.

We will fix the price per transaction for KnowMeNow services to a Euro equivalent so when the value of KMEs rise the amount of KMEs needed to transact will go down.  We control the pricing model for transactions within our ecosystem so as the value of KMEs rises we can lower the price per transaction for our services.  This way the speculation of the coin will never impact the cost of our service.

Plus, as with established benchmarks, the value proposition of KMEs will naturally enhance by having a finite amount of KMEs in issue.

KnowMeNow Token Details

Token Symbol
Price 1 KME = €0.10
Minimum contribution No minimum applies after the presale has ended
Recommended Minimum Purchase per Person 10,000 KMEs (€1,000)
Maximum contribution and supply of tokens Maximum number of tokens available is 800,000,000 (800 million KME Tokens)
Hard Cap €30,000,000 (all unsold tokens will be retained by the Company)
Accepted Cryptocurrencies Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC) and BitcoinCash (BCC), ETH Classic (ETC), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), Waves (WAVES)
Accepted FIAT Currencies Euro
Exchanges We will endeavor to procure the listing on reputable exchanges as soon as possible after the issuance of tokens.

Token Sale – Use of ICO funds:

Platform Development : 25%
Marketing and PR : 20%
Partnerships and Acquisitions : 28%
ICO Costs : 11%
Admin and Operation : 16%

KMEs Distribution Structure

Description KME Vol Token % Euros equivalent
Total Supply 1 Billion 100 100 Million
Seed Investors 10 Million 1 1 Million
Pre-Sales 20 Million 2 2 Million
Crowd Sales 280 Million 28 28 Million
Ecosystem Incentives 200 Million 20  20 Million
Team & Advisors 100 Million 10  10 Million
Bounty and Bonus 100 Million 10  10 Million
Reserved by KnowMeNow 200 Million 29  29 Million

Project Timeline

A quick overview of our business milestones.

Q3

2016

Conception of idea and research

2016

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Q2

2017

Full time commitment of co-founders; Initial Seed funding

Q3

2017

Drafted 1st whitepaper; JitKYC concept and name concluded

2008

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Q4

2017

Team grows to 8 experts; Web site launched; infographic video Launched

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The Core Team

JitKYC founders, Damian Mifsud and Godwin Schembri, bring both knowledge and proven experience within the Identity Verification and technology industries.  They are experts in compliance issues and regulations within multiple industries and jurisdictions.

The JitKYC founding team has been carefully assembled to compliment each member's value to the project. Whilst we are all from diverse backgrounds, with comparable skill sets, experiences and connections in our chosen fields, we all share one common belief. We believe that blockchain technology can be used as a force for good. And we believe JitKYC is one such project whose time has come.

DAMIAN MIFSUD
DAMIAN MIFSUDCO-FOUNDER & CEO
Damian has over 15 years of experience in compliance and payments for regulated financial businesses. His career spans some major financial institutions such as Barclays Merchant Services…
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GODWIN SCHEMBRI
GODWIN SCHEMBRICO-FOUNDER & CTO
Godwin has over 25 years experience in software development in the payments industry. With many years spent as CTO leading product innovation, solution architectures, cloud and mobile deployments …
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PHILIP BUGEJA
PHILIP BUGEJACRIMINOLOGIST
Our inhouse criminologist, Philip can smell a crime before it is committed and in addition, is a specialist in Anti Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, He was involved within the financial crime unit …
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ALEX BUSTOS
ALEX BUSTOSCOMPLIANCE GURU
Alex is a lawyer with nearly 20 years experience in law, banking, risk and financial services. He has worked as a Head of Compliance, Risk, Legal and a Money Laundering Reporting Officer at a number…
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CLAYTON J. ZAMMMIT
CLAYTON J. ZAMMMITDIGITAL STRATEGIST
Clayton has over 12 years of experience in the software development, digital strategy and production space. During this time, he has worked for and collaborated with various organisations …
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REUBEN PORTANIER
REUBEN PORTANIER ADVISOR - GAMING
Reuben is the former CEO of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). With Reuben at the helm, the market regulated by the LGA grew by 34% between 2009 and 2013, whilst he introduced new methods of…
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WAYNE PISANI
WAYNE PISANIADVISOR
Wayne Pisani, is a Grant Thornton partner responsible for the corporate and financial services team in Malta where he deals with a wide range of asset protection structures and global cross-border trust…
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PATRICK TABONE
PATRICK TABONEADVISOR - EU INTEGRATION
Patrick Tabone was made Chief of Staff to the Maltese Minister of Foreign Affairs at the age of 26, and was a member of Malta's Core Negotiating Group during Malta's negotiations for accession to …
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NICK AYTON
NICK AYTONADVISOR
Nick is a Top100 Fintech Influencer and number 21 on Rise Top100 Blockchain people. A writer, speaker and educator of all things Blockchain and Cryptocurrency …
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EDWARD EVANS
EDWARD EVANSADVISOR
Edward has been working in the financial sector for over 28 years, initially for Smith & Williamson Chartered Accountants before joining HSBC Investment Management in London as …
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SRIRAM NATARAJAN
SRIRAM NATARAJANADVISOR
Sriram is a Cards/ Payments and Fintech specialist with over 27 years of experience spanning across various global markets. Sriram has managed portfolios across retail banking and cards in …
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STEVIE AQUILINA
STEVIE AQUILINAHEAD OF PROJECTS
Stevie joins the team from one of the big-four audit firms. In her previous role, Stevie focused on the firm's Payment Services offering across Advisory, Tax and Audit. Within the Payment Services space…
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