Germany's financial regulator BaFin is seizing bitcoin ATMs run by "Shitcoins Club" months after ordering its Polish operator to cease trading crypto in the country.
- On Wednesday, authorities began shuttering "Shitcoins Club" storefronts and seizing its bitcoin ATM machinery, a BaFin official confirmed with CoinDesk, for allegedly operating without banking or proprietary trading licenses.
- BaFin ordered Shitcoins' parent company KKT UG to cease all German crypto trading operations in February. But CEO Adam Gramowski flaunted regulators' demands and kept his kiosks running, according to financial news site Handelsblatt. Gramowski did not immediately respond to a CoinDesk request for comment.
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