Crypto.com Receives Registration Approval as Cryptoasset Business from UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Crypto.com, the world’s fastest growing cryptocurrency platform, announced today it has received regulatory approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom (UK) as a cryptoasset business. This registration will enable Crypto.com to offer a suite of products and services to customers in the UK, compliant with local regulations.
“This is a significant milestone for Crypto.com, with the UK representing a strategically important market for us and at a time when the government is pushing forward with its agenda to make Britain a global hub for crypto asset technology and investment.” said Kris Marszalek, Co-Founder and CEO of Crypto.com. “We are committed to the UK market and we look forward to developing our platform and presence in the UK further by expanding our offering to customers, while continuing to work with regulators.”
In March, Crypto.com announced several senior hires in the UK, including the appointment of a UK General Manager and a Global Head of Sustainability and ESG. The UK is seen as a high-potential market for cryptocurrency, following a 650% increase in adoption from 2018 to 2021, according to research by BanklessTimes.
Crypto.com continues to actively grow and expand its ecosystem, with more than 50 million users worldwide. Today’s announcement continues Crypto.com’s regulatory license momentum, having recently received in-principle approval for a Major Payment Institution License from the Monetary Authority of Singapore, provisional approval of its Virtual Asset License from the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority, Electronic Financial Transaction Act and Virtual Asset Service Provider registration in South Korea, registration in Italy from the Organismo Agenti e Mediatori (OAM), registration in Greece from the Hellenic Capital Market Commission, registration in Cyprus from the Securities and Exchange Commission, regulatory approval from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, and a pre-registration undertaking with the Ontario Securities Administration in Canada.
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