Cryptocurrency regulation in South Africa seems to have become a reality and will set a pathway to maintain compliance in crypto and Bitcoin assets. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is pioneering the regulatory activities expected to start next year. According to the rules, the regulations would treat Bitcoin as a financial asset. This classification […]
Binance has announced that it is terminating some services in South Africa to comply with regulations. This move followed a warning issued by the South African financial regulator that Binance Group was not authorized to give any financial advice or render any intermediary services in the country.
Binance Ceases Some Services in South Africa
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced Friday some changes to its offerings in South Africa. Noting that it “constantly evaluates its product and service offerings to comply with local regulations,” Binance said it will....
Fresh reports from South Africa suggest that the transfer of locally acquired cryptocurrencies to overseas crypto exchanges will now be subject to the country’s exchange control regulations. Consequently, transactions where an individual purchases crypto assets in South Africa and uses them to externalize “any right to capital” will be deemed a criminal offense. Risk of Imprisonment According to a Mybroadband report, this new interpretation of the country’s exchange control regulations is contained in the FAQ document recently published by the Intergovernmental....
Binance’s regulatory war continues as the crypto exchange announces it will no longer offer derivatives products in South Africa. Binance Ceases Derivatives-Related Products For Users In South Africa As per an announcement on the crypto exchange’s website, users from South Africa can no longer access derivatives offerings on the platform. These products include Futures, Options, […]
The list of regulators warning that Binance is illegally operating in their jurisdictions continues to grow. The authorities in Singapore and South Africa have become the latest to warn that the global cryptocurrency exchange may be in breach of their local laws.
South Africa’s Financial Sector Conduct Authority Warns Against Binance
The South African financial regulator issued a notice Friday about Binance, stating:
The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) warns the public to be cautious and vigilant when dealing with Binance Group as they are not authorised to....