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U.K. Financial Regulator Bars Crypto Exchange Binance Markets

  • Regulator has restricted firm from business in the country
  • Binance Markets Ltd. is a separate legal entity from Binance
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WATCH: U.K. regulators have banned Binance from undertaking any regulated activity in the country. Joanna Ossinger reports .(Source: Bloomberg)
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The U.K.’s financial watchdog just took one of the most significant regulatory moves to date against a crytocurrency exchange as global scrutiny of the industry hardens.

Binance Markets Ltd., an affiliate of top global crypto bourse Binance, was told by the Financial Conduct Authority it has until the evening of June 30 to confirm it has removed all advertising and financial promotions, according to the authority’s register. The exchange must also make clear on its website, social media channels and all other communications that it’s no longer permitted to operate in the U.K. Binance Markets won’t be able to resume U.K. operations without prior written consent.