RIDDLE&CODE one of the first Austrian FinTech companies to receive FMA licence

VIENNA, 25 May 2021, RIDDLE&CODE FinTech Solutions, an innovative European company empowering financial institutions to handle all aspects of digital asset management, has obtained a licence as a “service provider for virtual/cryptographic tokens” by the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA). RIDDLE&CODE FinTech Solutions is one of the first fintech companies in…

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Dutch Crypto exchange LiteBit partners with RIDDLE&CODE

In a press release dated April 13, 2021, RIDDLE&CODE announced that leading Dutch crypto exchange LiteBit has decided to use its Token Management Platform (TMP) to scale its own infrastructure, respond to regulatory requirements and provide new functionality to its growing customer base. With this partnership, the leading Dutch crypto…

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John Izaguirre joins Prosegur Crypto

John Izaguirre, who previously was Director of Business Development Europe at Ontology, joined Prosegur Crypto as Head of Sales and Partnerships. Prosegur Crypto, which is a subsidiary of Spanish security giant Prosegur, recently launched its new digital asset custody service focused on institutional clients. It is the first global security…

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SEBA Bank and DASL partnership for asset securitization

SEBA Bank and Digital Asset Shared Ledger (DASL) announced their new partnership for asset securitization services on a public Corda network. The asset securitization will become possible through DASL’s network. SEBA Bank: Pioneer in financial industry SEBA Bank, founded in 2018, is a licensed and supervised Swiss bank headquartered in…

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Copper launches new service to create securitized token

The custody and execution platform provider Copper launches a new service for institutional investors. With it, the creation of securitized token for digital asset-based products is possible. After already launching a new trading tool to minimize credit risk exposure earlier this year, Copper announced its new addition to the service…

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Digital asset companies facing new regulation requirements in Spain

As a reaction to the European Union’s 5th anti-money-laundering (AML) Directive, AMLD5, Spanish regulators tackle national anti-money laundering and terrorist financing laws which also affects the regulation requirements for digital asset companies in Spain. About AMLD5 On 19 June, 2018, the 5th anti-money-laundering Directive (Directive (EU) 2018/843) came to being….

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Swiss private bank Maerki Baumann receives license for crypto-custody and trading

The Swiss private bank Maerki Baumann & Co. AG specializes primarily in asset management but has been offering business accounts for blockchain companies and overseeing initial coin offerings (ICOs) and security token offerings (STOs) since April 2019. As stated in a press release issued by the financial institution on 29…

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CMTA Issues New Common Standards for Crypto Custody

The Geneva-based Capital Markets and Technology Association (CMTA) has released a common industry standard for the custody and management of digital assets. The CMTA’s “Digital Assets Custody Standard” (DACS), announced on April 30, 2020, aims to clarify the differences between the storage of cryptocurrencies and traditional assets and to establish basic…

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BaFin publishes notes on the license application for crypto custody businesses

Content Basic information on the license application Notes on procedures based on the transitional provision under Section 64y KWG Notes on the subject matter of the license application (a) IT requirements (b) Reliable and professionally qualified managers (c) Number of managers required (d) Prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing…

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BaFin advice: Notes on digital assets custody business

2 March 2020: Today, the BaFin published eagerly awaited information on digital assets custody business. Content I. General facts of the digital assets custody business 1. Digital Assets or private keys 2. For others 3. Safekeeping, administration, and security II Demarcation from other regulated activities III. Authorization requirement for the…

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