NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) – Binance Holdings, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, has secured regulatory approval from the French government, boosting its operational plans across the European continent.
Binance obtained a digital asset service provider registration, the Paris-based markets authority AMF said on its website, confirming an earlier Bloomberg report. The regulatory nod will help boost the company’s ambitions in Europe and marks the exchange’s first major approval from a Group of Seven member nation.
Bank of France governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau had previously touted Binance’s interest in setting up a base in Paris, and the firm’s co-founder and chief executive officer Zhao Changpeng lauded the country as one of the “pro-crypto” jurisdictions.
Last month, Mr Zhao spoke at Paris Blockchain Week and Binance confirmed a €100 million (S$146 million) investment into the nation’s blockchain ecosystem.
The approval in France is the latest sign…