Below we will tell you exactly what a crypto service provider does. And what you can find in this register. Finally, we will explain how you can search the register.
Crypto service providers
There are two types of crypto services. Firstly, crypto service providers can exchange money – such as euros and dollars – for virtual currencies (cryptos) such as bitcoin, ether and libra. Secondly, crypto service providers can offer customers a custodial wallet for storing such currencies.
Crypto service providers wishing to operate in or from the Netherlands must apply for registration with DNB. They must be able to demonstrate that they comply with the two laws mentioned above to be included in the register.
DNB only checks whether crypto service providers comply with the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act and the Sanctions Act 1977. This means that we do not supervise, for example, financial business risks. The Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) does not supervise crypto service providers. This means there is no specific consumer protection for crypto services. There is, however, general consumer protection. Read more about the supervision of crypto service providers here.
Before entering a name, you may wish to select a financial service from the “Financial service” dropdown list. Then enter a name or part thereof in the “Statutory name / trade name” search field and click on Search. If you are unsure about the correct spelling of a firm’s name, use an asterisk (*) for part of the name. If you leave the search field empty, your search will produce the full list. If you then click on a search result, you will see the details for that firm.
We update the register every business day at 06:00.