Crypto Finance Clinches Four BaFin Licenses Strengthening Institutional Services

by Tareq Sikder
  • The licenses cover regulated digital asset trading, settlement, and custody services.
  • BaFin has expedited the licensing process for crypto custody services recently.
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Crypto Finance AG, a part of the Deutsche Börse Group, the FINMA-supervised provider of institutional-grade investment solutions, custody, and trading for digital assets has obtained four licenses from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, BaFin.

Four BaFin Licenses Cement European Presence

Stijn Vander Straeten, the CEO of Crypto Finance Group, commented: “Crypto Finance (Deutschland) GmbH is now licensed by BaFin, the highest benchmark in regulatory oversight, as a crypto custody provider in Germany. It distinguishes our offering as one of the few to meet these exceptionally high standards.”

Stijn Vander Straeten, CEO of Crypto Finance Group
Stijn Vander Straeten, CEO of Crypto Finance Group

The licenses, secured by its subsidiary, Crypto Finance (Deutschland) GmbH, encompass regulated digital asset trading, settlement, and custody services in Germany. This development further bolsters the company’s position within the regulated European digital asset value chain, emphasizing its focus on offering institutional-grade services within regulatory frameworks.

Eric Viohl, the Managing Director of Crypto Finance (Deutschland) GmbH, emphasized the company’s comprehensive approach: “Crypto Finance offers a comprehensive approach as a one-stop-shop solution for digital assets. Our commitment to covering the entire value chain sets us apart and we are now proud to be able to achieve significant milestones in Germany, where we offer highly regulated services.”

“Our offering goes beyond trading to include settlement, custody, and post-trade services, creating a seamless experience for institutional investors seeking access to the dynamic world of digital assets,” Viohl added.

BaFin Expedites Licensing for Crypto Custody Services

BaFin has pledged to expedite its licensing process for crypto custody services, aiming to foster trust in the volatile crypto market, as reported by Finance Magnates. BaFin's President, Mark Branson, announced the initiative during the Handelsblatt Banking Summit in Frankfurt.

The surge in crypto custody license applications in 2023 signals heightened demand for regulatory compliance. Branson emphasizes the importance of stringent oversight to mitigate risks associated with crypto assets. Despite rejecting Binance's license application, BaFin remains focused on promoting consumer trust and market integrity.

As BaFin accelerates licensing processes, it sets a precedent for regulatory frameworks across Europe. Branson asserts that robust regulation will cultivate consumer confidence and bolster market stability in the long term.

Crypto Finance AG, a part of the Deutsche Börse Group, the FINMA-supervised provider of institutional-grade investment solutions, custody, and trading for digital assets has obtained four licenses from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, BaFin.

Four BaFin Licenses Cement European Presence

Stijn Vander Straeten, the CEO of Crypto Finance Group, commented: “Crypto Finance (Deutschland) GmbH is now licensed by BaFin, the highest benchmark in regulatory oversight, as a crypto custody provider in Germany. It distinguishes our offering as one of the few to meet these exceptionally high standards.”

Stijn Vander Straeten, CEO of Crypto Finance Group
Stijn Vander Straeten, CEO of Crypto Finance Group

The licenses, secured by its subsidiary, Crypto Finance (Deutschland) GmbH, encompass regulated digital asset trading, settlement, and custody services in Germany. This development further bolsters the company’s position within the regulated European digital asset value chain, emphasizing its focus on offering institutional-grade services within regulatory frameworks.

Eric Viohl, the Managing Director of Crypto Finance (Deutschland) GmbH, emphasized the company’s comprehensive approach: “Crypto Finance offers a comprehensive approach as a one-stop-shop solution for digital assets. Our commitment to covering the entire value chain sets us apart and we are now proud to be able to achieve significant milestones in Germany, where we offer highly regulated services.”

“Our offering goes beyond trading to include settlement, custody, and post-trade services, creating a seamless experience for institutional investors seeking access to the dynamic world of digital assets,” Viohl added.

BaFin Expedites Licensing for Crypto Custody Services

BaFin has pledged to expedite its licensing process for crypto custody services, aiming to foster trust in the volatile crypto market, as reported by Finance Magnates. BaFin's President, Mark Branson, announced the initiative during the Handelsblatt Banking Summit in Frankfurt.

The surge in crypto custody license applications in 2023 signals heightened demand for regulatory compliance. Branson emphasizes the importance of stringent oversight to mitigate risks associated with crypto assets. Despite rejecting Binance's license application, BaFin remains focused on promoting consumer trust and market integrity.

As BaFin accelerates licensing processes, it sets a precedent for regulatory frameworks across Europe. Branson asserts that robust regulation will cultivate consumer confidence and bolster market stability in the long term.

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