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ETERBASE Acquires Further Legitimacy with Liechtenstein FMA Regulatory Assessment

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The ETERBASE platform has made significant progress in its efforts to become one of Europe’s leading exchanges, with a regulatory assessment from Liechtenstein’s Financial Markets Authority (FMA). Exchanges that are not regulated or in violation of jurisdictional rules will find it more difficult to compete in the long-term.

The Liechtenstein FMA Regulatory Assessment

The Liechtenstein FMA’s declaration that they will not regulate the crypto-to-crypto ETERBASE business model is another positive move for the growing cryptocurrency exchange. Lichtenstein is known as a jurisdiction that is very friendly towards DLT and is something of a blockchain hub.

The FMA further asserted that the issuance of the ETERBASE token (“XBASE”)  in its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) was not an activity that was subsumed under a currency exchange. The FMA relied on the legal opinion submitted to the regulator in making its decision not to regulate the cryptocurrency exchange. According to the ETERBASE blog

“Liechtenstein has followed the legal opinion as submitted to the regulator and does not intend to regulate the crypto-to-crypto business of ETERBASE at this time…This is because ETERBASE will not exchange crypto-to-fiat pairs on its own account, and instead will be merely matching exchange orders”

Who are ETERBASE?

ETERBASE are seeking to become the world’s first fully regulated exchange, and are closer towards this accreditation than any other cryptocurrency exchange. Their KYC and AML procedures are more robust than their competitors, of which the majority are seeking on doing the minimum or else avoiding regulations altogether.

But ETERBASE are also offering much more than regulation of customers seeking crypto trading, and are potentially going to replace traditional banking services. They are currently in the process of acquiring an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) licence.

This licence will enable ETERBASE to clear payments in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) and to distribute debit cards to users. Customers can be issued International Bank Account Numbers (IBANs) and avail of typical fiat financial services, along with all modern cryptocurrency services.

SEPA covers over 500 million people and over 20 million businesses, so ETERBASE could soon be the biggest crypto exchange on the globe. The exchange has few competitors, especially in Europe, and is breaking into a market that other cryptocurrency exchanges have yet to venture.

Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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AZ FundChain Offers a Compelling Alternative to Traditional Crowdfunding

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Although many tokens have collapsed during the ongoing altcoin apocalypse, the future remains bright for applications with real world usage.  Because of the ongoing bear market and limited trading opportunities, analyzing businesses with the potential to experience real world adoption should be the priority.  Part of that analysis should include looking at industries that need improvement.  During my analysis, one area that quickly popped up is the field of traditional crowdfunding and money circles.  And, as it turns out, AZ FundChain application offers a compelling alternative.

Problems with Traditional Crowdfunding

President Obama’s JOBS Act essentially laid the ground work for crowdfunding.  This legislation was passed in 2012 and included a provision for large groups of anonymous investors to fund startups.  It essentially gets around the dreaded “qualified investor” requirement that created a barrier for so many potential participants.  Crowdfunding is a great way for non-traditional businesses to raise funds for operating capital.  It certainly beats having to beg a bank for a loan, or, even worse, a loan shark.

But, as the common cliché goes, no good deed goes unpunished.  Traditional crowdfunding and money circles certainly have their fair share of problems.  The biggest problem is trust.  There are essentially very little checks and balances when it comes to how these companies will use the money that is raised.  Companies can promise the world but may not deliver…

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Why no one should be using banks

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If government is the devil, the bank is a demon.

It’s not your money anymore.

The moment you put your money on your bank account it becomes the property of the bank. Legally speaking you have just lend your money for minuscule interest. And since the money is not your, terms do apply, so you cannot withdraw all of them in one day, if the amount is high.

Government will know everything

Today banks are obligated to tell the authorities everything they know about you, including how much money you have, how you got it and where you spend it. The golden age of bank secrecy is over. Of course if you are a law abiding citizen, you might think that you have nothing to hide, but it’s not about hiding stuff. It’s about basic human right, and rightness for private life. The government should not be allowed to watch you.

Banks ask too many stupid questions

It’s your money, you rightfully earned them, but still you need to explain to the bank where you got it from and be shamed by them. The funny part is that after long and painful due diligence process the bank may still decline in providing service for you.

They can legally suspend your account or even steal your money

Laws are not made to protect people, they are made to protect the…

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Neteller to Launch a Crypto Exchange

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The way to make sure that the cryptocurrency momentum continues and that cryptocurrency credibility occurs is when big companies begin offering services based around cryptocurrency and other features of blockchain. This was certainly the case when Neteller recently announced it will offer a cryptocurrency exchange service in addition to its digital wallet services. The company announced that the 28 currencies compatible with the fiat wallet were able to buy, sell, and hold cryptocurrencies – including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, and Litecoin. It makes sense to begin with Bitcoin and Ethereum as they are seen as the originators of what cryptocurrency and blockchain can do and also the future of how blockchain can be used, despite news that Ripple may be set to topple them all. Neteller’s move into cryptocurrency shows it has its sights set on a bright future of cryptocurrency and making it more accessible. But where do they stand now?

Neteller and Cryptocurrency

Neteller are optimistic about the exchange features of the digital wallet, claiming that they plan to add more cryptocurrencies in the near future. Neteller’s benefit is the ease at which one can begin their cryptocurrency trading journey. Not only do a range of banks offer services to fund the wallets and exchanges, but so do a variety of online payment options. This helps remove the barrier to entry that exists in…

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