The Malta Independent 10 April 2020, Friday

MFSA says Binance not authorised to operate in crypto currency sphere

Friday, 21 February 2020, 13:55 Last update: about 3 months ago

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) said that Binance is not authorised by the MFSA to operate in the crypto currency sphere and is therefore not subject to regulatory oversight by the MFSA.

The MFSA was reacting to a report in a section of the media referring to Binance as a “Malta-based crypto currency” company.

The authority said it is however assessing if Binance has any activities in Malta which may not fall within the realm of regulatory oversight. Admission of virtual financial assets to trading and/or for offering virtual financial assets to the public in and from Malta requires an MFSA licence in terms of the Virtual Financial Assets Act (CAP 590) of 2018.

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