Crypto.com Receives UK EMI Authorisation

Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com has received authorization from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate as an Electronic Money Institution (EMI). This authorization allows Crypto.com to expand its product offerings in the UK market.

With the EMI authorization, Crypto.com can provide a suite of UK-localised e-money products while complying with the FCA’s strict regulations and consumer protection standards. This aligns with Crypto.com’s commitment to maintaining high standards of regulatory compliance, security, and privacy.

Kris Marszalek, CEO of Crypto.com, emphasised the importance of the UK market and collaboration with the FCA, stating that the UK continues to be a crucial market for their business and the industry at large. He expressed eagerness to work with the FCA in pursuing responsible innovation for crypto.

This approval adds to Crypto.com’s growing list of global regulatory licences and approvals. The exchange already holds licences in Singapore, the US, France, UAE, South Korea, Australia, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, the Cayman Islands, and Canada. The EMI licence allows Crypto.com to expand its presence and tailor its offerings to the specific needs of UK customers.

Obtaining the EMI licence holds significant implications for Crypto.com, enabling it to navigate evolving cryptocurrency industry regulations. The company had previously registered as a digital asset business with the FCA in 2022, focusing on anti-money laundering (AML) and countering financial terrorism (CFT) compliance.

The EMI authorization follows Crypto.com’s strategy of obtaining regulatory approvals globally, reinforcing its commitment to compliance and user protection. The company aims to offer a range of UK-specific e-money products as part of its continued expansion and regulatory compliance efforts.

In addition to the UK, Crypto.com has secured regulatory licences in various jurisdictions, including Singapore, the US, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, and others. The company’s strategic approach involves adhering to local regulations as it expands its services worldwide.

Crypto.com’s regulatory achievements, coupled with its commitment to compliance, reflect broader trends in the cryptocurrency industry. As regulatory scrutiny increases globally, cryptocurrency platforms are striving to obtain licences to enhance trust and stability for users and investors.

The regulatory approval in the UK positions Crypto.com to offer a broader range of financial services, highlighting the evolving dynamics of the cryptocurrency market as it seeks mainstream adoption. Regulatory licences contribute to the legitimacy and consumer protection of crypto platforms.

As of the announcement, Crypto.com’s token Cronos (CRO) is trading at $0.09663, reflecting a 5.4% increase in the past 24 hours and a 5.2% increase in the past seven days. The token has a circulating supply of 26 billion CRO and a market capitalization of $2.5 billion.

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