Bank of Spain Approves Its First VASP License

spainThe Bank of Spain, the central bank of the country, has recognized the first cryptocurrency platform that will be able to operate and provide officially approved services in the country. The first exchange to receive this approval was Bit2me, which is now approved to act as a virtual asset service provider (VASP). While this is […]

Spanish Civil Guard Busts Organization Dedicated to Laundering Money With Crypto

spanish civil guardThe Spanish Civil Guard has broken up a group that used cryptocurrencies as a tool to launder money. The organization, that operated in Madrid, supposedly lent these services to other criminal organizations. The MAUNA operations, as they were called by the Spanish Civil Guard, discovered phantom companies in several countries like Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, […]

Spanish Securities Regulator Warns of Impersonators Selling Bitcoin on Its Behalf

spanishThe CNMV, the Spanish securities regulator, has issued a warning about the existence of an unknown party asking for information and offering to sell bitcoin on its behalf. The fraudsters are said to perform the scam attempt via phone calls, where they ask for personal information and offer the benefit of purchasing bitcoins said to […]

Spanish Deputy Suggests Spain Might Attract Kazakhstan Miners

spanishMaria Muñoz, a Spanish deputy from the country’s Congress, wants to position its country as a reliable alternative to miners that are facing a dire situation in Kazakhstan, after their internet service was suspended, affecting their operative capacity. Muñoz sent a letter to the congress, inquiring about the possible actions that Spain might take to […]