Binance registers as virtual asset service provider in Poland

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced plans on Jan. 18 to enhance its local presence in Poland while remaining compliant with local regulations. 

Binance Poland sp. z o.o., Binance’s Polish entity, will adhere to Polish regulatory standards for virtual asset service providers (VASPs), which require Polish users to sign new terms and conditions with Binance Poland in order to continue using the company’s services. 

Kyrylo Khomiakov, Binance’s head of Ukraine and Eastern Europe, stated that the company believes that effective regulation is necessary for the mainstream adoption of digital assets. He also emphasized Binance’s commitment to security and strict adherence to Know Your Customer requirements. Khomiakov shared:

“The crypto industry needs effective and appropriate regulation to help with mainstream adoption of digital assets. We strongly believe that a stable regulatory environment can support innovation and is essential to establishing trust in the industry and long-term growth.”

Binance’s country manager for Poland, Katarzyna Wabik, also noted that the company is fully compliant with Polish standards for VASPs and that the company is focusing on successfully migrating users to the Polish entity, developing local operations and recruiting local talent.

Related: Binance to let institutions store crypto with cold custody

Binance now has regulatory approval in several EU member states, including France, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Cyprus, Sweden, and now, Poland. 

On Jan. 11, Cointelegraph reported that the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority had granted the local arm of Binance approval to manage and trade digital currencies in Sweden. The announcement, which reportedly came after “months of constructive engagement,” allows Swedish residents to access Binance’s crypto services.

As reported previously by Cointelegraph, Binance and Huobi have also successfully recovered $2.5 million from Harmony One hackers. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao shared in a tweet that the hackers tried to launder their funds through Huobi, but Binance detected it and contacted and assisted Huobi in freezing and recovering the digital assets deposited by the hackers.

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