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Crypto.com Obtains VASP Registration from Central Bank of Ireland

Crypto.com, which claims to be “trusted” by more than 100 million customers worldwide and the firm focused on regulatory compliance, security and privacy, announced that it has received approval as a Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) from the Central Bank of Ireland. This approval follows… Read More

Regtech Sumsub Is Integrating with CODE, a Travel Rule Compliance Solution for VASPs

Sumsub has announced that it will be integrating with CODE, a Travel Rule compliance solution. Both companies will collaborate to facilitate secure and immediate data sharing among Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs), “aligning with Travel Rule compliance requirements for virtual asset transactions.” In addition to… 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

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

Coinbase Aims to Share Perspective with Brazil’s Central Bank on Regulatory Framework for VASPs

The Banco Central do Brasil (BCB) is consulting with stakeholders on a future regulatory regime, and Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) is pleased to share their perspectives on how to implement a comprehensive regulatory scheme for Virtual Assets Service Providers. Crypto creates economic freedom by ensuring that people… Read More

Gemini Now Registered as Digital Asset Service Provider by AMF, the French Financial Markets Regulator

Gemini says they are pleased to announce that they’ve been registered as a Digital Asset Service Provider (DASP) by l’Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the French financial markets regulator. Following the launch of their EU headquarters in Ireland in 2022, Gemini is now “operational in… Read More

France: Stablecoin Issuer Circle Obtains Conditional DASP Registration from AMF, Appoints Head of French Operations

Circle, a global financial technology firm and the issuer of USDC and EURC, has today announced receipt of a conditional registration as “a Digital Asset Service Provider (‘DASP’, or ‘Prestataire de Service sur Actifs Numériques’ (PSAN)) with the French Financial Markets Authority (‘Autorité des Marchés… 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: Kraken Introduces VASP Services in Belgium

Kraken has launched VASP services in Belgium, utilising its EU subsidiary, which has registered under the VASP regimes in Ireland, Spain and Italy. This launch reinforces Kraken’s ongoing commitment “to upholding Europe’s robust anti-money laundering and compliance standards. And further underscores Kraken’s dedication to advancing… Read More

Crypto.com Obtains VASP License from Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA)

Crypto.com announced that its Dubai entity, CRO DAX Middle East FZE, has been granted a Virtual Assets Service Provider (VASP) License “for specified virtual asset service activities by Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA).” Crypto.com’s VASP License is “subject to the Company fully satisfying select… Read More

Digital Assets: Zodia Markets Receives Registration as a VASP in Ireland

Zodia Markets, the Standard Chartered backed digital asset exchange and brokerage platform, announces that it has “received its registration as a Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI).” This follows on from the firm “receiving cryptoasset registration from the UK’s… Read More

Hong Kong: Blockchain Firm SlowMist Conducts Security Audits for HashKey Pro Exchange, Other Crypto Platforms

During the 2019 Fintech Week, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) reportedly demonstrated a stern regulatory stance towards cryptocurrency through its publications “Position Paper: Regulation of Virtual Asset Trading Platforms” and “Warning on Virtual Asset Futures Contracts,” emphasizing strict licensure and professional investor… Read More

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: Binance Obtains an Operational Minimum Viable Product License in Dubai

Binance, which is being sued by US regulators for a wide range of issues, is pleased to announce that their Dubai subsidiary, Binance FZE, has reportedly become the first exchange “to receive the Operational Minimum Viable Product (MVP) license from Dubai’s Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority… Read More

FATF: Implementation of Crypto Travel Rule “Relatively Poor”

The FATF (Financial Action Task Force) has just concluded its third Plenary under the Presidency of T. Raja Kumar of Singapore and has posted an update on the gathering. Amongst other hot topics, the group has bemoaned the slow pace of adoption of the FATF… 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 Currencies: Mastercard Remains Focused on Crypto Sector, Submits Trademark Application for Blockchain-based Transactions

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) is continuing its move into the volatile crypto sector. The payments giant has submitted a trademark application claiming plans for software for crypto and blockchain/DLT transactions, as well as interconnecting virtual asset service providers for crypto transfers. It appears as if Mastercard… Read More

Uppsala Security, a Crypto AML/CTF, Transaction Risk Management Provider, Partners with CODE, a South Korean VASP

Uppsala Security, a provider of award-winning security tools and services for Crypto AML/CTF, Transaction Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance and Transaction Tracking has announced a partnership with CODE, a South Korean-based virtual asset service provider (VASP) compliance solution. As part of this partnership, CODE has “launched… 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

Crypto Compliance: BitMEX Joins TRUST Protocol to Expand Travel Rule Compliance Capabilities

BitMEX, which claims to be one of the world’s most trusted crypto trading platforms for professional and institutional traders, has joined the Travel Rule Universal Solution Technology (TRUST), which is described as an industry-driven Travel Rule compliance solution for global virtual asset service providers (VASPs)…. Read More

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