Binance, the cryptocurrency exchange, reactivated its operations in Belgium, after being accused of money laundering a few months ago.
Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced the resumption of registrations and access to its products and services for cryptocurrency users in Belgium. This comes three months after the local financial regulator ordered Binance to stop its cryptocurrency-related operations in the country.
In June, the Belgian Financial Markets and Services Authority took action against Binance, accusing it of failing to comply with national anti-money laundering and terrorist financing laws.
Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange Expands its Investment in Europe and Obtains Registration as a Service Provider in Spain
The cryptocurrency exchange platform, Kraken, announced that it has obtained registration as a virtual asset service provider in Spain, granted by the country’s central bank. This development will allow Kraken to offer cryptocurrency exchange and wallet custody services to Spanish residents in the near future.
Additionally, Kraken’s Irish subsidiary has also achieved a significant milestone by obtaining an electronic money institution (EMI) license from the central bank of Ireland. This license will allow Kraken to expand its “EUR trust services in collaboration with banks” not only in Ireland, but throughout Europe, as announced by news outlet CoinDesk.
Taiwan Financial Supervision Commission to Strengthen Protection of Cryptocurrency Investors
With the aim of increasing security and transparency in the cryptocurrency market, Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has announced a series of regulatory guidelines that will affect virtual asset service providers (VASPs) operating in the country.
These new regulations, developed by the FSC, are intended to establish a clear framework for the operation of VASPs and ensure the protection of cryptocurrency investors. One of the highlights of these guidelines is the obligation to separate a cryptocurrency exchange platform’s treasury asset from client assets. This measure is implemented to guarantee that investors’ funds are protected in case of any eventuality.
After the publication of the guiding principles disclosed by the Financial Supervision Commission, VASP operators will be invited to promote self-discipline in the industry, and relevant VASP associations will formulate self-regulatory standards based on the content of the guiding principles, to further strengthen the protection of the customers’ rights and interests.
OpenAI Incorporates ChatGPT Voices and Images into its Chatbot with the New ChatGPT-Plus Version
OpenAI has introduced a series of long-awaited improvements that will allow its highly popular chatbot, ChatGPT, to now interact with images and voices. The new version will be called ChatGPT-Plus. This launch represents a momentous step in OpenAI’s vision of achieving general artificial intelligence that is capable of perceiving and processing information in multiple formats, not just limited to text.
This is how they announced these innovative capabilities through an official statement: “We are beginning to roll out new voice and image capabilities in ChatGPT. They offer a new, more intuitive type of interface by allowing you to have a voice conversation or show ChatGPT what you’re talking about.” This opens up a completely new and more intuitive interface, allowing you to have voice conversations or share images with ChatGPT to contextualize your questions,” the company noted.
By Leonardo Pérez