Register of crypto service providers

Crypto service providers – i.e. firms offering services for the exchange between virtual and regular currencies, and providers of custodian wallets for virtual currencies – have been subject to supervision by De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) since 21 May 2020. Effective from that date, crypto service providers are permitted to carry out their activities only if they are listed in DNB's public register. Crypto service providers wishing to be entered into this register must submit a request for registration to DNB and demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act (Wet ter voorkoming van witwassen en financiering van terrorisme – Wwft) and the Sanctions Act (Sanctiewet 1977 – Sw)

Providers of crypto services who already operated as a crypto service provider before 21 May 2020 and have submitted a request for registration before that date may continue to carry out their activities during the registration process. This transitional regime will apply until 21 November 2020. As of that date, therefore, the register will contain the full list of crypto service providers permitted to operate in or from the Netherlands. 

For each crypto service provider, the register states the date from which it is permitted to carry out its activities, and the activities involved, as well as its name and address, the Member State in which it has its registered office and its Chamber of Commerce trade register number. 

DNB exclusively monitors registered crypto service providers’ compliance with the Wwft and the Sw. Crypto service providers are not subject to prudential supervision by DNB or conduct supervision by the AFM. This means that financial operational risks are not monitored and there is no specific financial consumer protection. 

Follow this link for more information on the supervision of crypto services.

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