- There has never been a major crypto platform that has been given the green light by The Malta Financial Services Authority.
- This includes one of the biggest platforms in the world, Binance.
There has never been a major cryptocurrency platform that has been given the green light by The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). This recent announcement was mainly aimed at one of the biggest platforms in the world, Binance.
Last week, a public statement was issued by MFSA which highlighted that the platform “is not authorized by the MFSA to operate in the cryptocurrency sphere.”. It was also noted that despite live media reports, Binance isn’t actually based in Malta.
Big publications in the country have been referring to the platform as a Malta-regulated crypto business and even the MFSA itself has made similar statements before as it has previously highlighted:
“Following a report in a section of the media referring to Binance as a ‘Malta-based cryptocurrency’ company, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) reiterates that Binance is not authorized by the MFSA to operate in the cryptocurrency sphere and is therefore not subject to regulatory oversight by the MFSA.”
It was further emphasised that operating a crypto related business in the nation requires a license by the MFSA under the Virtual Financial Assets Act.
It is well known that Binance is officially located in China. A police raid was supposedly done on the alleged offices for the platform which sent the cryptocurrency markets into extreme volatility however, the exchange has denied tonight reports as they stated at the time:
“The Binance team is a global movement consisting of people working in a decentralized manner wherever they are in the world. Binance has no fixed offices in Shanghai or China, so it makes no sense that police raided on any offices and shut them down.”
It will be interesting to see how this situation plays out. For more news on this and other crypto updates, keep it with CryptoDaily!