Iranian Government Proposes Annual License for Bitcoin and Crypto Miners
CoinDesk has acquired documents detailing a draft proposal for new cryptocurrency mining regulations in Iran, which sources in Tehran say is well on its way toward official approval.
CME’s BTC Index Provider CF Benchmarks Wins EU License
CF Benchmarks, CME Group’s Bitcoin (BTC) index provider, received a benchmark license under the European Benchmarks Regulation (EU BMR).
Israeli Regulator to Fast Track 2,000 Fintech License Applications
Israel’s Fintech regulator is rearranging its licensing regime to encourage competition in the field.
Crypto-Focused Finance App Aximetria Wins License From Swiss Regulator
Aximetria, a firm offering a personal finance app for both fiat and cryptocurrencies, has been awarded a license from the Swiss Financial Services Standards Association (VQF).
Germany: Crypto Businesses will Require a BaFin License Next Year
Starting next year, new Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations will come into effect in Germany. The regulations will require cryptocurrency businesses to hold a Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)-issued license, Cointelegraph Deutschland reported on July 24.
Crypto Broker Prasos Wins EU Payment Institution License
A Finland-based firm offering cryptocurrency brokerage and exchange services has been granted a Payment Institution License (PIL) in the EU.
Japanese Regulators Grant Cryptocurrency Exchange License to Coincheck
Japan’s finance regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has granted full permission for cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck to continue operating in the country. Cointelegraph Japan reported on the development on Jan. 11, quoting an official communique.
Gibraltar Stock Exchange Wins License for Blockchain Subsidiary
The blockchain subsidiary of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange now has official approval from the island’s financial regulator.
New York Regulators Have Grant Crypto License to NYDIG
The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has just issued a new BitLicense to the New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG), allowing it to offer crypto-related services in the Empire State.
Europe-Targeted Crypto Custodial Service Multiwallet Applies for Custodial License in Malta
Blockchain firm Multiwallet will launch a Europe-targeted crypto custodial service regulated by Maltese regulators, the company revealed to Cointelegraph at the Malta Blockchain Summit on Nov. 2.
The first lotto on the Ethereum smart contracts obtained the Curaçao license
The first decentralized platform for playing the lotto game Kibo Lotto received a gambling license of the Curaçao island. According to the company, this will allow Kibo to legally interact with players and partners in accordance with international law.
Coinbase Resumes Service in Wyoming After License Renewal
The San Fransisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is offering services again to residents living in the U.S. state of Wyoming.
Goldman Sachs-backed Crypto Giant Circle Seeks a US Banking License
Cryptocurrency unicorn Circle is in talks with US regulators about pursuing a federal banking license and registering as a securities exchange.
Dubai Gold Trader Earns First Cryptocurrency Trading License
A Dubai-based gold investment and trading firm has become the first company in the Middle East to receive a government-backed cryptocurrency trading license.