Tagged: vasp

Bison Bank Announces New Subsidiary – Bison Digital Assets

Bison Bank, a bank licensed by the Banco de Portugal, has announced a new subsidiary – Bison Digital Assets. The bank states that this is the first virtual asset service provider (VASP) in Portugal operated by a regulated bank. Bison Digital Assets aims to provide… Read More

Fintech Bitfrost Secures VASP Registration in Gibraltar

Bitfrost, the fintech ecosystem that supports financial institutions in their adoption and management of digital assets, announced its successful registration “as a Virtual Assets Service Provider (VASP) with the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC).” Now, Bitfrost can “provide clients with access to fiat-to-crypto, crypto-to-fiat and… Read More

Digital Assets: Bit2Me Becomes First Spanish Firm to Obtain VASP License from Bank of Spain

Bit2Me has reportedly become the first Spanish firm to successfully obtain registration from the Bank of Spain as a provider of services for exchanging digital currency for fiduciary currency and custody of electronic wallets. Bit2Me was notably the first exchange to apply for registration with… Read More

Veriscope to Solve FATF Travel Rule-Related Crypto Compliance Issues? Testing Underway

Tether Operations, the company operating the blockchain-enabled platform tether.to, has commenced operations with Shyft Network, starting with active testing of Veriscope, its decentralized compliance framework and smart contract solution to the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Travel Rule. The initiative will assist virtual asset service… Read More

FATF Releases Updated Virtual Assets Red Flag Indicators of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Report

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization that develops policies to combat money laundering and terrorism financing, has released an updated report, titled, Virtual Assets Red Flag Indicators of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. Published on September 14, 2020, the report notes that… Read More

Cayman Islands Proposes New Legislation to Regulate Firms Dealing in Cryptocurrencies, Particularly Exchanges

The legislative assembly of the Cayman Islands has introduced five new pieces of legislation that may be used to regulate local firms dealing in cryptocurrencies. The proposed rules have mainly been created to monitor the operations of digital asset exchanges. The Virtual Asset Service Provider… Read More

Killing VASPs: G8 Swatting VASPs Globally (Crypto Exchanges, Custody, Tokens)

G8’s AML Body FATF Seeks Killing Crackdown on Crypto Exchanges and Tokens of All Types Crypto exchanges of all types and similar services (virtual asset service providers or ‘VASPs’) should be absorbed by traditional banks or disappear altogether. This seems to be the view of… Read More

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