UK Crackdown: Illegal Crypto Exchange Operators Arrested in £1 Billion Trading Bust

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), in collaboration with the Metropolitan Police Service, conducted an operation leading to the arrest of two individuals, aged 38 and 44, suspected of running an illegal crypto asset exchange. It is believed that over £1 billion of unregistered crypto assets were traded through this business, the FCA said on … Read more

UK Approves First Physically Backed Bitcoin and Ethereum ETPs for Listing on London Stock Exchange

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s top financial regulator, has approved physically backed bitcoin and ethereum exchange-traded products (ETPs) for listing on the London Stock Exchange for the first time. “FCA approval in this respect could result in greater institutional adoption of the asset class,” Wisdomtree stated. First Bitcoin and Ethereum ETP Listings on … Read more

UK Shuts Down Crypto Advisory Firm for Misleading Investors and Poor Financial Records

The UK government announced this week that the Insolvency Service has secured a winding-up order against cryptocurrency advisory firm Amey Finance Academy Ltd at the High Court. The company, created by Desmond Amey in 2018, claimed to offer investment advice and financial education. However, complaints emerged that consumers lost money, and the Financial Conduct Authority … Read more

Cleartoken Secures $10M in Funding to Pioneer UK’s First Digital Asset Clearing House

On Monday, the crypto clearing house startup Cleartoken revealed that it raised $10 million from strategic investors including Nomura’s Laser Digital, Flow Traders, and LMAX Digital. Cleartoken Nets $10M to Launch U.K. Digital Asset Clearing Services The horizontal clearing house for the digital asset market, Cleartoken, revealed that it’s raised $10 million in order to … Read more