Tagged: operational license

Digital Assets: Komainu Obtains VASP License from VARA in Dubai

Komainu, a regulated digital asset custody service provider built by institutions for institutions, announced that it has been granted the operating license by the Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA) in Dubai after securing its MVP license last November. Achieving this final step in VARA’s licensing… Read More

Digital Assets Trading Platform M2 Obtains Financial Services Permission from Abu Dhabi Global Market

The new virtual asset platform M2 has been officially granted a Financial Services Permission (FSP) license in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and is now “approved to operate a multilateral trading facility and offer custody services to… Read More

Saudi Arabia: SAMA Licenses Consumer Finance Firm, Approves Insurtech Rules, Shares Other Updates

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) licensed “Loan” to provide consumer microfinance solutions through financial technology. With Loan, there are now six authorized companies “offering consumer microfinance solutions in Saudi Arabia.” This decision reflects SAMA‘s endeavor “to support the finance sector, increase efficiency of financial transactions,… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Yield App Obtains VASP Registration in Italy

The team at Yield App is pleased to announce that they’ve registered as a virtual asset service provider (VASP) with Italy’s Organismo Agenti e Mediatori (OAM). According to the update from Yield App, this marks a huge step in their long-term commitment to compliance with… Read More

TerraPay Obtains In-Principle Approval for MPI License from Monetary Authority of Singapore

TerraPay, a global payments infrastructure company, has secured an In-Principle Approval for a Major Payment Institution (MPI) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), “marking a significant step towards being a payments company with the most regulatory approvals.” With this coveted approval from MAS,… Read More

Blockchain.com Obtains Major Payment Institution License from Monetary Authority of Singapore

Blockchain.com, which claims to be one of the world’s most trusted and earliest crypto platforms, announced that it has been granted a major payment institution (MPI) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on 1st of August 2023. This announcement follows Blockchain.com “receiving its… Read More

Binance Is Now a Licensed Crypto Exchange in El Salvador

Binance has announced that it has become the first fully licensed crypto exchange in El Salvador “after being granted both a Bitcoin Services Provider license (BSP) by the Central Reserve Bank (Banco Central de Reserva) and the first non-provisional Digital Assets Services Provider license (DASP),… Read More

Crypto.com Obtains Registration Approval in the Netherlands

Crypto.com announced that it has been approved for registration with De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) as a provider of crypto services. This registration confirmation reportedly follows “a comprehensive review of Crypto.com’s business and compliance in line with the Netherlands’ Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act… Read More

Fintech Platform dLocal Now Licensed by Brazil’s Central Bank as Payments Institution

dLocal has reportedly been licensed by Brazil’s central bank to serve as a payments institution in the South American country. This license, roughly equivalent to the European e-money issuer license, “allows dLocal to accept deposits from the public, manage e-wallets, and participate directly in Brazil’s… Read More

Societe Generale – FORGE (SG-FORGE) Obtains Regulatory License Approval as Digital Asset Service Provider

Societe Generale – FORGE (SG-FORGE), a subsidiary of the Societe Generale Group dedicated to crypto assets activities, announces that it has obtained its regulatory license approval as Digital Asset Service Provider (‘DASP’, or ‘Prestataire de Service sur Actifs Numériques’ (PSAN)) with the French Financial Markets… Read More

Bank of London Submits Application for European Union Banking License

The Bank of London announces it has submitted its formal application for a European Union (EU) Banking Licence and “commits to €200M investment and hiring 300 people in Luxembourg over the next five years.” The formal application has been jointly “lodged with the European Central… Read More

UAE-based Crypto Exchange BitOasis Technologies Loses License Due to Unmet Regulatory Requirements

VARA is issuing a market alert regarding ongoing supervisory controls, and enforcement actions initiated against BitOasis. VARA in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) confirmed that it is issuing this market alert regarding ongoing supervisory controls, and enforcement actions initiated against digital currency trading platform BitOasis. Investors… Read More

European Payments Fintech Inpay Secures EMI License from Danish Financial Supervisory Authority

Inpay, the international payments firm, has secured an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) licence from the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA), “becoming the first Scandinavian fintech to combine EMI, PSP, and TPP.” The new license will enable the company “to issue electronic money, facilitate digital payments… Read More

Digital Assets: Bybit Secures License to Operate Crypto Exchange, Custody Services in Cyprus

Bybit, which claims to be the world’s “third most visited” crypto exchange, is pleased to announce that it has successfully obtained a license to operate a crypto exchange and provide custody services in Cyprus. This milestone demonstrates Bybit‘s commitment “to working within regulatory frameworks and… Read More

B2B BNPL Fintech Hokodo Obtains European Payments License

B2B payment solutions provider Hokodo has announced the acquisition of a Lithuanian payments business, making it the first and, currently, only B2B Buy Now, Pay Later provider with a payments license. This acquisition is “part of Hokodo’s journey to make better payment options available to… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Gemini Announces Plans for UAE Crypto License

The team at Gemini is pleased to announce that Gemini will soon “begin the process of acquiring a crypto license to serve customers based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).” As a “forward-thinking,” global financial hub, the UAE is “continuing its tradition of leadership by… Read More

Crypto.com Obtains Major Payment Institution License from Monetary Authority of Singapore

Crypto.com announced that it has received its Major Payment Institution (MPI) license for Digital Payment Token (DPT) services from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). This announcement follows Crypto.com “receiving its in-principle approval from MAS in June 2022.” With this license, Crypto.com can “continue to… Read More

Crypto Trading: Gulf Binance Obtains Digital Asset Operator Licenses in Thailand

Gulf Binance Co., Ltd., a joint venture between Binance and Gulf Innova Co., Ltd., has now secured digital asset operator licenses from the country’s Ministry of Finance. Digital asset operators are “regulated by Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).” Gulf Binance will be able “to… Read More

Fintech Firm Instant Cash Obtains RPSCS License from UAE Central Bank

Instant Cash, a company within the FINTX portfolio, the fintech arm of Emirates Post Group, has received the Retail Payment Services and Card Scheme Regulation (RPSCS) Category 2 License from the Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE). This reportedly makes it “the first Money Transfer… Read More

Global Payments Fintech Checkout.com Secures Acquiring License from UAE Central Bank

Checkout.com, the global payments service provider, has been granted a Retail Payment Services license from the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates. This makes Checkout.com the first global payments provider “to be granted an acquiring license in the country, further cementing its position as… Read More

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