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Binance France becomes the first major cryptocurrency exchange to be licensed as a DASP by AMF

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May, 10 2022

May, 10 2022

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On May 4, France's markets regulator, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)  granted Binance’s registration to provide crypto-related services in the country. 

The French securities exchange watchdog AMF included Binance France SAS in its list of registered digital asset service providers  (DASP) in France. French financial controller ACPR endorsed the enrollment, which incorporates custody resources, trading digital assets for different tokens or legitimate delicate, and working a digital asset platform.

The registration implies France is the principal significant European country to expressly permit Binance to work inside its ward. In addition, Binance turns into the primary significant cryptocurrency exchange to be authorized as a DASP inside France.

As indicated by the AMF, registration expects checks to guarantee "good repute and competence of the managers and beneficial owners" as well as consistency with guidelines on Anti-Money Laundering and combatting the funding of terrorism. Binance said in a Wednesday blog entry it would essentially scale its activities in France following the enrollment endorsement, and intended to grow its team to seek additional framework improvement.

An official release on May 5 from the Binance website states, "Over the years, Binance has taken measures to ensure compliance, including growing our international compliance team and advisory board, as well as actively helping to fight fraud and ransomware." "We are pleased that our efforts have paid off," it added.

Binance founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao added: “Effective regulation is essential for the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency." He commented that the French anti-money laundering guidelines are  "stringent" and "proper."

The move into France flagged Binance's most recent development of its worldwide operations, having gotten on a fundamental level approval to work in Abu Dhabi in April. In March, controllers in the Middle East additionally gave the go-ahead for the trade to offer types of assistance in Bahrain and Dubai.

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