Crypto Facilities Gets FCA Nod to Set up Crypto Futures Venue

Crypto Facilities, a subsidiary of Kraken cryptocurrency exchange, has obtained a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) license from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). An MTF is a European regulatory term for a self-regulated financial trading venue. MTFs are an alternative to a traditional stock exchange where a market is made in securities, typically using electronic systems. Touting this as a first on the European continent, Crypto Facilities says the license enables it to expand its product range. It will do this whilst staying inside the regulatory perimeter. Traditionally, an MTF…

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European Crypto Cards Reactivate as FCA Allows Wirecard to Resume Operation

Wirecard-issued crypto debit cards from companies like Crypto.com and TenX have been reactivated following permission from the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority, or FCA. On 29 June, the U.K. watchdog allowed Wirecard Card Solutions, a Newcastle-based subsidiary of troubled German company Wirecard AG, to resume regulated activity. The FCA suspended Wirecard Card Solutions’ license on June 26, soon after news about Wirecard AG misrepresenting over $2 billion in cash reserves surfaced. The respective restrictions were lifted at 00:01 GMT on June 30, 2020, meaning that all crypto debit cards issued…

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