Binance Wins Registration as Crypto Asset Service Provider in Cyprus
The crypto exchange can now offer more types of digital-asset services.
The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) has granted crypto exchange Binance Class 3 registration as a crypto asset services provider, or CASP, according to a blog post from Binance on Thursday.
Following in the footsteps of rival crypto exchange FTX, which set up a Cypriot entity in March, Binance is now permitted to offer spot, custody, staking and card services in compliance with CySEC’s anti-money-laundering and counter-terrorist-financing rules.
“Binance has some of the most thorough AML and CTF compliance policies in the industry," Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said in the blog post. "Recognition of the efforts we have made to be on the leading edge of compliance that our registration in Cyprus represents is testament to that."
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