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Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency Businesses

Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency BusinessesIn less than a year since Estonia introduced licensing for companies operating in the cryptocurrency industry, the number of licenses issued has surpassed 900. Authorities in the Baltic country have adopted a rather progressive approach to regulating the crypto space but startups have complained that local banks are still reluctant to offer them regular services. […]

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Mauritius Regulator to Provide Licenses to Digital Asset Custodians

Mauritius Regulator to Provide Licenses to Digital Asset CustodiansThe authorities in the island nation of Mauritius plan to start issuing custodian licenses to companies holding digital assets on behalf of clients. The financial regulator said the existing licensing regime is not suited for that purpose, although licensees under the new rules will have to comply with similar requirements.        Also read: Abu Dhabi […]

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Hong Kong Regulator Announces New Plans for Cryptocurrency Industry

The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong has announced new plans to regulate the cryptocurrency industry. The regulator issued two circulars on Thursday outlining new rules for crypto exchanges as well as crypto asset portfolio managers, intermediaries, and fund distributors. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Regulatory Approach The Hong […]

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19 Companies Licensed to Operate Crypto Exchanges in Philippine Economic Zone

19 Companies Licensed to Operate Crypto Exchanges in Philippines Economic ZoneNineteen firms have been granted provisional licenses to operate crypto exchanges by the Philippine government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority. In addition, eight firms have paid the application fees and are being reviewed. A list of all 27 companies has been published. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Provisional Licenses Issued […]

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19 Companies Licensed to Operate Crypto Exchanges in Philippine Economic Zone

19 Companies Licensed to Operate Crypto Exchanges in Philippines Economic ZoneNineteen firms have been granted provisional licenses to operate crypto exchanges by the Philippine government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority. In addition, eight firms have paid the application fees and are being reviewed. A list of all 27 companies has been published. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Provisional Licenses Issued […]

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The Daily: UK’s Revolut Seeks EU Licenses, Quppy Launches Wallet With BCH

The Daily: UK’s Revolut Seeks Licenses in the EU, Quppy Launches Wallet With BCHBritish-based digital bank Revolut has applied for financial licenses in two European Union member states, Lithuania and Luxemburg, in the light of risks associated with Brexit. We’ve covered its progress in The Daily. Also in the rubric on Wednesday, Estonian startup introduces multi-currency wallet supporting BCH, Binance increases the market supply of its BNB coin, […]

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The Daily: Malta Sees No Issue With Unlicensed Crypto Firms, Valletta Mansion on Sale for Crypto

The Daily: Malta Sees No Issue With Unlicensed Crypto Firms, Valletta Mansion on Sale for CryptoMalta is not worried about crypto companies operating while their applications for licenses are still pending as the loophole does not mean they are free from obligations under the current regulations, officials from the island nation commented. Also in The Daily, a €3 million palazzo in Valletta has been put up for sale and the […]

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Japan Introduces New Screening Requirements for Crypto Exchanges

Japan Introduces New Screening Requirements for Crypto ExchangesJapan’s financial regulator has reportedly introduced new screening requirements for crypto exchanges seeking approval to operate in the country. The agency now extends its focus beyond the registrants’ financial health and system safety measures. Among additional criteria are the assessment of the companies’ decision-making process and their links to antisocial groups. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek […]

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Japan Unveils Results of On-Site Inspections of 23 Crypto Exchanges

Japan Unveils Results of On-Site Inspections of 23 Crypto ExchangesThe Japanese financial regulator has finished the on-site inspections of 23 cryptocurrency exchanges. The agency found many problems and has released a report outlining them. The regulator will use the findings to tighten its review procedures of new crypto exchange applicants, including over 100 companies that have been waiting to be reviewed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan […]

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Crypto Friendly Policies Rapidly Drawing Companies to Thailand

Crypto Friendly Policies Rapidly Drawing Companies to ThailandSoon after Thailand adopted its regulations for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs), companies reportedly pile up to apply for licenses to operate in the country. According to the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission, about 50 ICO projects are seeking to launch, five portals plan to open for business and 20 crypto exchanges have applied […]

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