Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, is facing a ban in Europe. The Malta-based company has been ordered to stop operating in the European Union by the Maltese Financial Services Authority (MFSA).
The MFSA’s decision comes after it conducted an investigation into Binance’s activities and found that the exchange was not licensed to operate in the EU. The authority also found that Binance had been providing “investment services and activities” without being authorized to do so.
Binance has been ordered to cease its operations in the EU immediately and has given the company two weeks to comply with the order. Failure to do so could result in further action being taken against the exchange.
This is not the first time that Binance has come under fire from regulators. The exchange was previously banned in China and Japan for operating without a license.
However, Binance has continued to operate globally, with its headquarters moving from one country to another as regulatory pressure increases.
It is not yet clear how Binance will respond to the MFSA’s order. The exchange has not released any official statement on the matter.
However, it is likely that Binance will appeal the decision or move its operations out of the EU once again.
The MFSA’s decision to ban Binance is a blow to the cryptocurrency industry. The exchange is one of the most popular and well-known exchanges in the world and its departure from the EU will be felt by many traders and investors.
This is also likely to increase regulatory pressure on other cryptocurrency exchanges operating in Europe. Exchanges will now have to be extra careful about their compliance with EU rules and regulations.