KyberSwap is Leaving Europe Over 5AMLD Concerns

Regulation can affect a lot of companies in very different ways. The recently introduced AMLD change in Europe is causing plenty of headaches for crypto service providers.

It is evident that European officials want to put an end to money laundering.

KyberSwap is Moving out of Europe

To do so, they will introduce the fifth anti-money laundering directive.

This new requirement has severe consequences for cryptocurrency service providers in Europe.

All providers need to perform proper AML and KYC checks at all times.

This also means companies need to maintain records of their customers’ accounts, transactions, and financial sources.

For KyberSwap, this is not  a viable option on the slightest.

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It is evident that this requirement is costly both in terms of users and finances alike. 

KyberSwap has informed all of its customers of how the exchange will be moving to the British Virgin islands.

Today, the company is still located and registered in Malta.

It seems unlikely that the service will be shut down in the meantime, however.

This non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange should remain operational, as there is no active “operation” to be involved in other than service maintenance.

It is not the first time a crypto firm moves out of Europe over 5AMLD.

Earlier, Deribit confirmed it would leave The Netherlands in favor of greener pastures.

JP Buntinx

JP Buntinx is a FinTech and Bitcoin enthusiast living in Belgium. His passion for finance and technology made him one of the world's leading freelance Bitcoin writers, and he aims to achieve the same level of respect in the FinTech sector.

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