Bitbay has turn into a totally licensed cryptocurrency change in Estonia which launched stricter guidelines for the business final 12 months. The European buying and selling platform has lately handed an impartial audit that confirmed its “solvency, safety and monetary duty.”
Audit Examines AML and KYC Procedures at Bitbay
Bitbay, a number one crypto buying and selling platform in Europe, is now a totally licensed and controlled change beneath Estonia’s stringent rules imposed final fall. The corporate has been audited by an impartial third occasion which totally examined its accounting practices, together with anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) procedures.
The inspection additionally verified the platform’s monetary belongings, together with crypto and fiat funds, in addition to the present state of consumer accounts. Revenue, income, and revenue have been analyzed too, and in accordance with an announcement printed on the change’s web site on Wednesday, the audit has confirmed Bitbay is solvent, safe, and fiscally accountable.
Estonia tightened its licensing regime for crypto service suppliers in late 2020 and they’re now required to fulfill the identical requirements as conventional monetary establishments beneath the nation’s Cash Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act. In December, the Baltic nation’s Monetary Intelligence Unit revoked greater than 1,000 licenses beforehand issued to digital forex companies.
Bitbay referred to the profitable audit as a milestone, not just for the change itself but additionally the crypto business in common. The corporate famous that “regulation is prime to making a safe future for digital cash and cryptocurrency exchanges.” It insisted that “solely by bringing cryptocurrency into the sunshine will we be capable of open it up for everybody,” emphasizing its dedication to work with authorities to “remodel how deposits, trades, and tax stream transparently to, via and from crypto exchanges.” Bitbay additional identified:
For the million or so customers on our platform throughout Europe, this certification ought to present additional consolation that their belongings are in good palms.
Bitbay additionally printed key figures from its monetary assertion. In accordance with the offered knowledge, the corporate has generated €8,849,686 in web income between October 2019 and December 2020, ensuing in a web revenue of €6,491,835 after tax. Its share capital is €100,000.
The crypto change was launched in Poland in 2014 however in the spring of 2018, it determined to go away its residence nation, citing difficulties with entry to banking providers. Bitbay introduced a choice to maneuver its change operations to Malta, one other EU member state. The federal government of the “Blockchain Island” has been working to create a crypto-friendly enterprise local weather. Digital asset buying and selling platform Crypto.com lately turned the nation’s first licensed change to supply financial institution transfers.
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