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These Crypto Companies Are Operating Without a License in Spain

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Updated by Kyle Baird
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In Brief

  • Spain's CNMV warns against 18 unlicensed crypto firms, including Top Tier Capital and BitBinx.
  • Investors urged to exercise caution as unauthorized exchanges lack CNMV oversight.
  • Regulatory crackdown on crypto advertising intensifies in Spain and echoes measures by the UK's FCA.
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The security regulator in Spain has issued a warning regarding a group of crypto companies that are operating without the proper licenses in the country.

According to the regulator, these crypto firms cannot offer investment advice. Investors are strongly advised to exercise caution and thoroughly research before engaging in trading activities on crypto exchanges within Spain.

Investors Advised to Take Caution With These Crypto Companies in Spain

In a recent report, The National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) declared that 18 crypto companies are operating without a license in Spain.

These include Top Tier Capital, BitBinx, Swiss Investment Funds, BreadInx, and Universal Trade.

The regulator further warns investors to be cautious about any investment advice they receive from the listed companies, as CNMV legislation does not regulate them.

“The CNMV states that these companies are not registered in the corresponding register of this Commission and, therefore, are not authorized to provide investment services or other activities subject to CNMV supervision.”

In response to heightened regulatory measures by the Spanish authority, crypto firms are refining their advertising tactics to ensure better protection and understanding of crypto investment risks among investors within the country.

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Adhering to Strict Promotion Rules

In November 2023, BeInCrypto reported that the CNMV commenced disciplinary action against Spanish technology company Miolos S.L. (Miolos) for violating crypto promotion rules. Miolos allegedly excluded warnings about the risks of crypto.

Similarly, the UK FCA recently implemented its own version of promotion rules against crypto firms.

The FCA’s handbook spans 32 pages. It details its purpose, intended audience, and regulations crypto firms must adhere to when promoting digital asset services.

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Crypto firms typically employ conventional advertising methods such as sponsorships at major events, traditional television, print, and radio. However, certain exceptions are recognized by the guidelines that do not require adherence to these traditional approaches.

The CNMV and the UK FCA enforce these crypto promotional rules to create fair conditions for investors at all levels, from novices to sophisticated ones.

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Ciaran Lyons
Ciaran is a cryptocurrency journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He particularly enjoys writing about CBDC developments and the practical implementations of cryptocurrency in real-world scenarios. He has also appeared across major television networks in Australia including Channel Ten, Channel Nine and SBS TV. Prior to his foray into cryptocurrency, Ciaran worked as a presenter on national radio station Triple J.