On Feb 21, the MFSA issued a public statement, stating that Binance "is not authorized by the MFSA to operate in the crypto currency sphere." The agency outlined that recent media reports referred to Binance incorrectly as a "Malta-based cryptocurrency firm," while the exchange "may not fall within the realm of regulatory oversight."
Binance CEO ZHAO Changpeng confirmed this information in a later statement, claiming that "Binance’s headquarter and operation centers are not located in Malta. To date, Malta has not issued any license to anyone. "
GU Yanxi, the dean of CBx Research issued a brief comment regarding Malta’s comment. "Malta has shown clear attitude by first clarifying that Binance is not under the supervision of Malta. And the agency is assessing whether the exchange has non-compliant activities in Malta. Its current attitude is drastically different from 2019. Malta, as a member of the European Union, its position can more or less reveal the attitude of the EU towards cryptocurrency exchanges. "
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