Philippines’ Central Bank Approves 2 New Crypto Exchanges

Philippines’ Central Bank Approves 2 New Crypto Exchanges

 

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, has approved two companies to run virtual currency exchanges in the country.

Among the two companies, Atomtrans Tech Corp. International is a Phillipino financial services company founded in 2017, while the other is Tokyo-based Telcoin Corp., Philstar Global detailed.

Atomtrans already operates ATC Remittance and ATC Payment services and now extended its business in the crypto asset industry with ATC Digital Currency Exchange. The company also signed an agreement with China UnionPay Electronic Payment Co., Ltd. and UnionBank of the Philippines and represents the Philippine-China remittance products.

Japanese company Telcoin, on the other hand, is a mobile services giant in its local market and already developed an Ethereum-based blockchain. Suggested articles

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With the addition of two new exchanges, the total number of licensed virtual currency exchanges went to thirteen in the Philippines. A small but growing market

The Philippines is a relatively small market for digital currency trading compared to massive markets like the United States, Japan, or South Korea. However the market is growing tremendously as in 2018, transactions relating digital currencies touched $390 million, compared to $189.18 million in the previous year. According to the country’s central bank’s data.The country is also taking steps to properly regulate the wild crypto industry. Earlier this year, a government-backed body issued guidelines to regulate initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the country. Finance Magnates last month reported that the […]