Coinbase Receives Crypto Custody License From German Regulator BaFin

The license will allow Coinbase to continue operating in Germany.

Policy & regulation  ·  28 June 2021

Digital Asset Platform Finoa Raises $22M Series A Funding

The round was led by early Luno and Revolut investor Balderton Capital.

News  ·  29 April 2021

Binance’s Stock Tokens May Violate Law, Germany’s Financial Watchdog Says

BaFin said the stock tokens tracking Tesla, Coinbase and MicroStrategy have been identified as “suspicious” and the exchange could be fined up to $6 million.

News  ·  28 April 2021

Deutsche Bank Quietly Plans to Offer Crypto Custody, Prime Brokerage

The bank’s game plan was hidden in plain sight in a widely overlooked report by the World Economic Forum.

Business  ·  13 February 2021

German Regulator Seizes Crypto ATMs

Germany's financial regulator BaFin is seizing bitcoin ATMs run by "Shitcoins Club" months after ordering its operator to cease trading crypto.

News  ·  6 August 2020

Binance Enters German Market via Partnership With Crypto Investment Firm

Binance has partnered with licensed German investment firm CM-Equity to offer crypto asset management and brokerage services in Germany and Europe.

News  ·  23 July 2020

German Regulator Had Just 1 Person Checking Wirecard’s $3.1B Books: Report

Germany's finance and accounting agencies seem to have missed their chance to spot a $2.1 billion black hole in Wirecard's accounts.

Policy & regulation  ·  3 July 2020

Germany’s Neufund Shuts Down Security Token Platform, Saying BaFin Failed to Act

Citing regulatory concerns, Berlin-based security token startup Neufund has announced plans to freeze its fundraising campaigns and sideline future tokenized equity offerings.

Policy & regulation  ·  22 June 2020

Germany’s BaFin Clarifies Licensing Process for Foreign Crypto Custodians

In its latest guidance released in January, the regulator said firms already custodying digital assets for Germans would not be penalized for not having a license. Instead, they’d be grandfathered into the same protection that crypto custody firms based in Germany already have under the new law.

Policy & regulation  ·  6 February 2020

Crypto Custodians Grapple With Germany’s New Rules

While a grandfather clause allows crypto custodians to keep serving German customers without being penalized, those same companies are waiting on financial regulator BaFin to release final regulations around the law.

Policy & regulation  ·  26 December 2019

German Regulator Orders ‘KaratGold Coin’ Issuer to Cease Operations

Two more governments have taken action against entities in the Karatbars ecosystem over sales of a purportedly gold-backed cryptocurrency.

Markets  ·  15 November 2019

German Regulators Approve $280 Million Ethereum Token Sale

German startup Fundament has obtained regulatory approval to sell $280 million-worth of a real estate-backed ethereum token to retail investors.

Policy & regulation  ·  23 July 2019

Blockchain Is ‘Revolutionary,’ Says German Finance Regulator Chief

The president of BaFin thinks blockchain-based applications are "revolutionary" and could turn the entire financial sector "upside down."

Policy & regulation  ·  13 June 2018

German Regulator Pledges ‘Precise’ Oversight of ICOs

Germany's top financial regulator has issued a letter of advice in an attempt to clarify some of the regulatory uncertainties around ICOs.

Policy & regulation  ·  22 February 2018

German Regulator Orders Crypto Exchange to Halt Brokerage Business

A German financial watchdog has ordered GmbH to immediately stop offering financial commission services.

Policy & regulation  ·  30 January 2018