Crypto.com received authorization to operate as an electronic-money institution in the U.K., the exchange said in a Monday press release.
Crypto.com has been striving to be compliant with regulators across the globe. The exchange recently received licenses in Singapore and is regulated as a derivatives clearing organization with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. It also has registrations and licenses in France, Dubai and elsewhere.
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