Cuban central bank to license crypto service providers

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The Central Bank of Cuba will authorise crypto asset providers under regulations published on April 26. The new rules come into force in mid-May.

The central bank will grant providers licences valid for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a further year, and will supervise asset providers.

The regulations permit non-Cuban companies to operate as “virtual asset service providers” in Cuba. Foreign banks operating in the country include BBVA, Sabadell and Scotiabank.

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