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National Securities Commission in Argentina Introduces Registry of Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs)

The South American country of Argentina has announced key updates related to digital assets. Argentina’s National Securities Commission (CNV)  has implemented the Registry of Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs). The LatAm based nation has some of the highest levels of crypto adoption globally so this… Read More

Fintech Ripple Added to Central Bank of Ireland’s Virtual Asset Service Providers Register

Ripple, the enabler of enterprise blockchain and crypto solutions, announced that the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has added its Irish subsidiary Ripple Markets Ireland Limited to its list of registered Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs). The decision will support Ripple’s business since, “as a… Read More

Digital Assets: GC Exchange Secures Virtual Asset Service Provider License in Dubai

GC Exchange FZE (GCEX), a subsidiary of the GCEX Group, has been granted an Operational VASP Licence by Dubai’s Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA) for VA Broker-Dealer services. This developmens comes after GCEX opened its Dubai office in July 2022 and received a Minimal Viable… Read More

Crypto.com Secures Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) Registration in Spain

Crypto.com announced that it has received its Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) registration from the Bank of Spain. Crypto.com secured this registration “following a comprehensive review of its compliance with Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD) and other financial crimes laws, as well as measures to safeguard… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Kraken Secures Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) Registration in Ireland

Kraken has successfully registered its Irish subsidiary, Payward Europe Solutions Limited, with the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) as a Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP). The firm claims that Kraken’s Irish VASP registration “demonstrates to both their clients and regulators that Kraken follows Europe’s most… Read More

South Korea Warns Unregistered Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) to Stop Providing Services

The Financial Services Commission of Korea has issued a warning to 16 unregistered “Virtual Asset Service Providers” or VASPs – the term utilized by the FATF for crypto exchanges. According to a statement by the Commission, the Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (KoFIU) has notified 16… Read More

Crypto.com Obtains Electronic Financial Transaction Act, Virtual Asset Service Provider Registration in South Korea

Crypto.com, which claims to be the world’s “fastest-growing” cryptocurrency platform, announced that it has secured Electronic Financial Transaction Act and Virtual Asset Service Provider registration by “acquiring payment service provider ‘PnLink Co., Ltd.’ and virtual asset service provider ‘OK-BIT Co., Ltd.’.” Kris Marszalek, Co-Founder and… Read More

FTX Exchange FZE Obtains Dubai’s First Virtual Asset Service Provider MVP License

FTX Exchange FZE announced that it has received approval “to enter Dubai’s ‘Minimum Viable Product’ (MVP) program for Virtual Assets under the world’s only specialist regime for this sector operated by the Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA).” As a subsidiary of FTX Europe, FTX Exchange… Read More

FATF Issues Update on Virtual Asset Standards, Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs)

FATF (Financial Action Task Force) has issued an update on virtual assets (VAs) and virtual asset service providers (VASPs) and approved standards and implementation. FATF is a global entity but does not have rule-making authority as regulations must be set by members. FATF has pursued… Read More

FATF Review Finds that Many Jurisdictions Still Don’t Have Basic Regulatory Framework for Virtual Asset Service Providers: Report

On July 5, 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had completed its second 12-month review of the implementation of its updated Standards on virtual assets and virtual asset service providers or VASPs. A review from CipherTrace examines how different jurisdictions and the private sector… Read More

Digital Assets Platform Fireblocks Joins Forces With Payments Platform First to Launch Institutional Diem Infrastructure for Virtual Asset Service Providers

Fireblocks, an enterprise-grade platform providing the infrastructure for moving, storing, and issuing digital assets, announced on Tuesday it has joined forces with payments platform First to create a secure wallet and infrastructure for financial institutions to connect to the Diem network to facilitate transactions, enabling clients to utilize… Read More

Blockchain Security Firm CipherTrace Clarifies how Virtual Asset Service Providers, Money Service Businesses are Categorized by Regulators

Blockchain security firm CipherTrace recently explained and discussed the differences between virtual asset service providers (VASPs), money service businesses (MSB), money transmitters, digital asset customers, and how they impact crypto-related compliance measures. CipherTrace noted that cryptocurrency, digital assets, convertible virtual currency, and other terms seem… Read More

The EU has Fallen Behind on FATF’s Timelines, including Adopting Rules for Virtual Asset Service Providers, Elsa Madrolle from CoolBitX Claims

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization that develops policies to combat money laundering and terrorism financing, recently concluded its year long review of its Travel Rule standards for virtual asset service providers (VASPs). The FATF confirmed that it will be extending its… Read More

FATF 12 Month Review on Digital Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has published a 12 month review on digital assets, or virtual assets, addressing global standards regarding anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CFT) requirements on virtual assets and virtual asset service providers (VASPs). VASPs are mainly digital asset exchanges (cryptoasset… Read More

V20 to Discuss Challenges from FATF Guidance Impacting Virtual Asset Service Providers

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is out with their “Guidance for a Risk-based Approach: Virtual Assets and Virtual Service Providers.” This guidance, which was widely expected to be released today, should be rubber-stamped at next week’s G20 meeting in Japan. The proposals included in… Read More

FATF Updates Guidance on Virtual Assets and Service Providers

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has “advanced its core work on virtual assets, beneficial ownership transparency, and illicit finance risks,” according to a public statement. The FATF has approved for publication an updated version of its Guidance on a Risk-Based Approach to Virtual Assets… Read More

Digital Asset Friendly Bank, Bison Bank, Reports Revenue Rise of 240%

Lisbon, Portgul-based Bison Bank says it has seen revenues increase by 240% in 2023 when compared to the year prior. Bison Bank is focused on providing a range of Wealth Management, Custody, and Investment Banking services to individual and institutional clients. Affiliated firm, Bison Digital… Read More

Digital Assets Firm OKX Announces Investment in Tomo, a Web3 Social Finance Protocol

The team at OKX are pleased to announce their investment in Tomo, a Web3 social finance (SocialFi) protocol. This investment underpins OKX‘s commitment to “supporting innovative blockchain technology and Web3 social platforms that redefine the way users connect and interact with each other online.” Tomo’s… Read More

Crypto.com Dubai Entity Obtains Full Operational Approval from Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA)

Crypto.com, which claims to be “trusted” by more than 80 million customers worldwide and the industry leader in regulatory compliance, security and privacy, announced that its Dubai entity, CRO DAX Middle East FZE, has “received full operational approval from Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA)… Read More

Regtech Sumsub and Payments Infrastructure Provider Mercuryo Release Informative Update on VASPs

Sumsub has teamed up with Mercuryo, a global payments infrastructure platform, to publish a detailed update for Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs), titled “Mastering Travel Rule Compliance”. The update reportedly covers everything businesses in “the digital token space need to know about the Travel Rule… Read More

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