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Register of providers engaged in exchange services between virtual currencies and fiat currencies and custodian wallet providers

The Register of 1) providers engaged in exchange services between virtual currencies and fiat currencies and 2) custodian wallet providers contains the identification data of these providers, pursuant to the Second Additional Provision of Law 10/2010 of 28 April 2010 on the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing ("Law 10/2010").

In this regard, these providers shall be obliged to comply with the requirements set out in the regulations on the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing.

The registration requires that the providers comply with the following requirements: (i) adequate internal procedures and units for the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing, and (ii) proper commercial and professional reputation.

Law 10/2010 has included these providers as obliged entities under this act and sets forth an obligation to be registered in the Banco de España; however, it does not establish rules on financial supervision, prudential supervision, corporate governance, technological security, market conduct or transparency of information. For instance, the Banco de España does not monitor, for example, the financial or operational and security risks of these businesses, nor does it have any powers on business conduct over these providers.

Therefore, registration does not entail approval or verification of the activity carried out by the providers engaged in exchange services between virtual currencies and fiat currencies and custodian wallet providers by the Banco de España.

The foregoing is without prejudice to the general provisions on consumer and user protection and the powers of the National Securities Market Commission in crypto-asset advertising.

For more information on "cryptocurrencies", please find attached below a link to the CNMV and the Banco de España's joint statement on the risk of cryptocurrencies as an investment:

The file below allows users to check the current registry details on a provider engaged in exchange services between virtual currencies and fiat currencies or a custodian wallet provider.

Updated details: 19 May 2022

Register of providers engaged in exchange services between virtual currencies and fiat currencies and custodian wallet providers File XLSX: Opens in a new window (12 KB)

The Banco de España publishes this information in compliance with a legal obligation.

The information contained in this website is for information purposes only. This website does not vouch for the content of the Banco de España's registry entries. Only the certification proves, to the detriment of third parties, the information referred to on this website.