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…Read More
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…Read More
A new German law on regulation requires every entity that holds private keys for others (e.g., bitcoin exchanges and/or bitcoin custodians) and that actively addresses the German market must become licensed as early as January 1, 2020. And to address the most common misconception right at the beginning: No, it…Read More
As the German Handelsblatt reports, the law has triggered a run on the license among German banks. As Handelsblatt writes, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has already received more than 40 expressions of interest from banks for a German crypto-custody license. As a result of the Fifth EU…Read More
The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) in Germany is currently clarifying how the new German cryptocurrency custody law will apply to companies that have their jurisdiction outside of Germany but still serve the German market. There is still widespread uncertainty, especially among non-German companies, with regard to obtaining the BaFin…Read More
Fractal, the Berlin-based authentication provider working to transform financial identification, has notified the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) that its subsidiary Fractal Vault GmbH has qualified as a custodian of crypto assets in 2019. Besides, the company has also announced its intention to apply for a crypto-vault license. In…Read More
By January 1, 2020, the new regulation for digital assets custody came into force in Germany. As of today, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) provides a form for the declaration of intent according to § 64y para. 1 or 2 KWG about digital asset safekeeping. As expected, the requirements…Read More
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