Binance Secures Registration with India’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)

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In a significant development in the cryptocurrency landscape, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has obtained official registration with India’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). This landmark move marks the first time that offshore crypto-related entities have been approved by the country’s anti-money laundering unit.

Binance, along with its rival KuCoin, were among more than nine offshore entities that were previously banned by India for “operating illegally”. The ban included other major players in the crypto market such as Huobi, Kraken,, Bittrex, Bitstamp, MEXC Global, and Bitfinex.

The registration signals a major shift in the Indian cryptocurrency landscape, underscoring a commitment to transparency and legal operations amidst ongoing regulatory uncertainties. It also indicates a significant move towards regulatory compliance.

However, it’s important to note that while Binance has been registered, the compliance proceedings are not yet completed. The financial penalty that Binance is expected to pay is still to be determined after a hearing with the FIU.

This development comes at a time when the Indian government is actively working on a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. The registration of Binance and KuCoin with the FIU could potentially pave the way for other offshore crypto entities to operate legally in India, thus contributing to the growth and maturity of the Indian crypto market.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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