Category: Licensing

TP ICAP
December 01, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

TP ICAP obtains FCA registration for institutional crypto exchange

The platform will use the TP ICAP’s electronic OTC platform, Fusion, to give clients access to a non-custodial cryptoasset exchange for order matching and trade execution. Fusion Digital Assets will offer diversified liquidity from market makers around the world to its clients. Trenholme added: Over time, we believe blockchain will lead to the tokenisation of…

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Binance
November 30, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Binance acquires Japanese crypto platform Sakura Exchange BitCoin

Takeshi Chino, general manager of Binance Japan, said: The Japanese market will play a key role in the future of cryptocurrency adoption. As one of the world’s leading economies with a highly-developed tech ecosystem, it’s already poised for strong blockchain uptake. We will actively work with regulators to develop our combined exchange in a compliant…

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Binance
October 21, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Binance secures crypto license in Cyprus

Under the new CASP license, Binance can offer crypto services such as pot, custodian, staking, and card services. The CySEC authorisation follows similar registrations in Europe for Binance including in France, Italy and Spain. The crypto exchange also expanded its presence in the Middle East with registrations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Kazakhstan. Changpeng Zhao…

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Coinbase
October 11, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Coinbase obtains in-principal approval in Singapore

Coinbase has been working to increase its presence in the Lion City. Last year, the crypto company announced Singapore as a tech hub for Coinbase. Since then, the exchange has hired and trained product managers and engineers on Web3 technologies. The announcement further detailed that the team leading the firm’s venture business, Coinbase Ventures, has…

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October 04, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

BitMEX gains regulatory approval in Italy

Alexander Höptner, CEO of BitMEX, commented: This is a major step in our regulatory journey as we seek to become regulated in key jurisdictions around the world, validating that we are operating in line with Italian anti-money laundering regulatory requirements. These steps we are taking are also recognition of the importance of having a clear…

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Binance
September 30, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Binance announces launch in New Zealand

Binance’s CEO Changpeng Zhao said: New Zealand is an exciting market with a strong history of fintech innovation and our team of Binancians in New Zealand are working hard to bring the freedom of crypto to Kiwi. The exchange also revealed that General Manager Ben Rose will take the helm of Binance New Zealand. Rose…

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September 28, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Crypto.com obtains regulatory approval in France

Kris Marszalek, CEO of Crypto.com, commented: The European market is central to the long-term growth and success of Crypto.com and we are tremendously proud to now receive registration in France from the AMF. We look forward to continuing to work with the AMF and the ACPR as we introduce our products and services in France,…

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Coinbase
September 22, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Coinbase secures regulatory approval in the Netherlands

Nana Murugesan, Vice President, International and Business Development at Coinbase, said: As part of Coinbase’s ambition to be the world’s most trusted and secure crypto platform, we have taken strides to work collaboratively with government, policymakers and regulators to shape the future in a responsible way. Coinbase prides itself on being a compliance-led business. The…

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September 20, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Binance obtains MVP license from Dubai’s VARA

Helal Saeed Almarri, Chairman of VARA said: The VARA regime aims to strike an effective balance between value creation and risk mitigation, enabling open market innovation while assuring protection for the economically vulnerable. The MVP Phase, is designed for select global players across the value chain, that are committed to responsible industry participation and VARA…

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