UK Regulator FCA Arrests Two People Associated With 1B-Pound Yasa dışı Crypto Business

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and London’s police force arrested two people suspected of operating an yasa dışı $1.3 billion crypto business.

“More than 1 billion [pounds] of unregistered crypto assets are believed to have been bought and sold through this business,” the regulator said in a press release on Thursday.

The suspects, aged 38 and 44, were interviewed under caution by the FCA and released on bail. During the investigation, the FCA inspected the offices associated with the two and the Metropolitan Police seized several digital devices during searches in two London residential properties.

The investigation continues. The FCA declined to add any further details.

Since January 2021, crypto asset services must be registered with the FCA under its anti-money laundering rules. So far, just 44 companies have succeeded in landing on the register despite over 300 businesses trying.

The U.K. also recently awarded the

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