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Binance gets Abu Dhabi regulator’s nod to offer crypto custody services

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Binance, world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has obtained Financial Services Permission from Abu Dhabi’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) to provide custody to professional clients in and from the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial center of the UAE’s capital.

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Fast facts

  • The UAE has been strengthening its virtual asset regulatory framework and accelerating the licensing process for crypto businesses, as it aims to be crypto’s promised land. 
  • Binance also obtained licenses in Bahrain and Dubai this year.
  • ADGM in April granted a full license to the cryptocurrency exchange Kraken to provide virtual asset trading and custodial services in the local currency. 

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