Guide to German crypto licenses.

With the implementation of the European Union’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5), the German financial supervisory authority, BaFin, has incorporated the crypto custody business as a new type of financial service into the German Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz – KWG).

In addition to the implementation of the European regulation, BaFin has introduced a new one- of-a-kind “authorization of crypto custody businesses”. An authorization similar to a license grants the right to offer a certain type of financial service.



  • Learn more about the regulatory requirements of the first of a kind crypto license and its implications for crypto businesses.

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