Tagged: operational license

Crypto.com Obtains Regulatory Approval in France

Crypto.com, which claims to be one of the world’s fastest-growing cryptocurrency platforms, announced it has been registered in France as a Digital Asset Service Provider (DASP) by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) following clearance from the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR)…. Read More

Binance Obtains MVP License from Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority

Binance, the global blockchain services provider, has received the Minimal Viable Product (MVP) license from Dubai’s Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA), following the issuance of its provisional license in March 2022. The MVP license “means that Binance can offer an approved range of virtual asset-related… Read More

Saudi Central Bank Issues Payment Licenses to Arab Sea Financial Company, Fatoraah

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) announces the licensing of two payment financial technology companies, including: Arab Sea Financial Company and Fatoraah in order to provide Payment services for e-commerce. This brings the total number of payment companies licensed by SAMA “to 21 companies, in addition… Read More

London’s Deeptech, Banking Firm Tintra Awarded Fintech Services License in Qatar

Deeptech & Banking company Tintra PLC has been awarded a Fintech Services License to operate in the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), which is described as “a watershed moment as the company expands its build-out worldwide.” Tintra is using artificial intelligence and Web3 technologies “to build… Read More

Saudi Central Bank Grants Permit to Fintech Firms Lean Technologies, Mod5r

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) recently announced granting permit to a new batch of companies; Lean Technologies and Mod5r to “provide Open Banking Solutions; bringing the total number of permitted Fintech companies operating under its Regulatory Sandbox to 38.” This step completes “a series of… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Gate.io Group Is Offering OTC Block Trading Service in Dubai

Gate.io Group has announced the launch of its over-the-counter trading platform Gate OTC, which will “provide fully-licensed OTC crypto trading services catered to institutions and high-net-worth individuals.” Services are “offered in various countries around the world, supporting several mainstream cryptocurrencies.” The launch of Gate OTC… Read More

UAE based Proptech SmartCrowd Obtains Saudi Fintech License

SmartCrowd Holdings, a firm focused on fractional real estate investments, has been issued a Fintech experimental license by the Saudi Capital Markets Authority (CMA). SmartCrowd is now focused on following through with business requirements for the launch of its Real Estate Funds Distribution Platform, making… 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

Singapore: DTC Secures MPI License MAS to Offer Digital Payment Services

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has granted Digital Treasures Center (DTC) the Major Payment Institution (MPI) license. Securing the full license “means DTC has exited from the exemption status and is now a fully regulated provider (MAS license number: PS20200531) of Digital Payment Token… Read More

Komainu, a Nomura-backed Crypto Custodian, Granted Provisional Regulatory Approval in Dubai

Komainu, a regulated digital asset custody provider built by institutions for institutions, today announced provisional regulatory approval from the Government of Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority [VARA] to “commence operational readiness even as the application goes through the warranted due diligence in accordance with VARA… Read More

Huobi Group Given MVP Provisional Approval from Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority

Huobi Group, which claims to be one of the world’s leading financial services providers specializing in cryptocurrencies and related products, recently announced that it has been granted MVP provisional approval by the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) on July 15, 2022, while it “undertakes… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange OKX Obtains Dubai VARA Provisional License

OKX, which claims to be one of the leading crypto trading apps, recently announced that it has been granted a provisional virtual assets (VA) license “to provide services to qualified investors in the UAE.” Granted by the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA), OKX’s provisional… Read More

UK Fintech Fiinu Obtains Banking License, Joins AIM with £53M Valuation

Fintech Group Fiinu has reportedly had its shares admitted to trading on AIM, with a valuation of around £53 million. Fiinu has obtained its deposit-taking bank license from the Bank of England (BoE). The issuing of the bank license/authorization from the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)… Read More

Atlantic Money Secures License as Payment Institution via National Bank of Belgium

Atlantic Money has secured a license as a payment institution through the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) which will “enable the business to provide its services across the European Union.” The announcement precedes an expected launch in Europe later this summer, “meaning that EU residents… Read More

Ashman Receives UK Banking License

Ashman has announced its UK banking license (Authorized with Restrictions or ‘AwR’), which means it has been authorized and regulated “to trade with restrictions by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).” Ashman, which was founded by real-estate entrepreneurs Ashkin Mittal and… Read More

Mazepay Receives Payments License from Danish Financial Supervisory Authority

Mazepay is pleased to confirm that they’re under the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (DFSA) supervision. Mazepay is a pan-European payments institute. After a long application and enrollment process, Mazepay have been “granted a pan-European payments institute license by the DFSA, enabling it to handle transactions… Read More

Coinhako Acquires MPI License to Offer Digital Payment Token Services in Singapore

The team at Coinhako is pleased to confirm that their firm has been granted the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) official approval “for a Major Payment Institution (MPI) license.” Securing the full license means that the firm will be able “to legally operate as regulated… Read More

European BaaS Platform Treezor Obtains Authorization to Extend Business Activities

Treezor, the European firm focused on Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) solutions, has obtained authorization from the ACPR in order to expand its activities and now “has all the payment service licenses (from 1 to 8).” The new authorizations (i.e. 1, 4, 6, 7 and 8) mean Treezor… Read More

UK Fintech Freetrade Set to Expand Operations in European Markets

Fintech firm Freetrade reveals that they have received their license from Sweden’s financial regulator, Finansinspektionen. Freetrade confirms that their mission “to get everyone investing got a big boost this week, as we secured our licence from the Swedish financial regulator.” The company wrote in a… Read More

Legal Entity of Debitum, a European Investment Platform, Receives Brokerage License from Latvia’s Financial and Capital Market Commission

The team at Lithuania-based Debitum, a borderless financing platform, says it’s proud to release asset-backed securities and enter the “regulated financial market.” As mentioned in a blog post by Debitum, dated September 23, 2021,  the company will now be able to continue the journey to… Read More

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