Crypto.com is the latest cryptocurrency firm to receive a green light from the Dutch central bank to offer its services in the country.
The exchange announced that it had registered as a cryptocurrency service provider with De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) following a comprehensive review of Crypto.com’s business and compliance with the country’s Anti-Money Laundering and counter financing of terrorism requirements.
As previously reported, 36 cryptocurrency-related businesses are currently registered with the Dutch central bank, including Coinbase Europe, eToro and Bitstamp.
Cointelegraph spoke exclusively to Tobias Oudejans, DNB press officer for supervision, fintech, cryptocurrencies, resolution and payment systems, who noted that the DNB could not comment on specific registrations due to legal requirements of supervisory laws.
Oudejans clarified that the registration specifically allows cryptocurrency service providers to supply cryptocurrency wallets to customers and process fiat currency on cryptocurrency exchanges.
Crypto.com’s services were accessible in the Netherlands before the registration announcement. Oudejans told Cointelegraph that Dutch-based users are legally allowed to sign up for a service, but a company without registration would be acting illegally if it solicited or advertised its services to Dutch users.
Binance recently announced that it would give up efforts to register as a cryptocurrency service provider in the Netherlands and cease operations in the jurisdiction after failing to get approval from the DNB.
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