NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA –
Media OutReach – 6 March 2023 – The licensing system for virtual asset service providers in Hong Kong will be officially launched on June 1st this year. JPEX announced that it plans to apply for the latest crypto trading license given by the Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government in Hong Kong.
JPEX announced that it has plans to apply for the latest crypto trading license given by the Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government in Hong Kong. Some of the services JPEX will provide to customers in Hong Kong once the license has been granted include, but are not limited to spot trading, derivatives, and other crypto services such as staking.
SFC Launched a Consultation on Licensing
Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced a consultation On February 20 to solicit ideas from the market on “whether licensed platform operators should be permitted to provide services to retail investors” and “how to protect investors”. Under the new licensing system, which will come into effect on June 1, 2023, all centralized virtual asset trading platforms operating in Hong Kong or marketing to Hong Kong investors will need to be licensed by the SFC. And the consultation will end on March 31. JPEX hopes that the new policy direction will set a new milestone for the cryptocurrency industry.
Jpex Is Fully Prepared to Apply for Hong Kong Crypto Trading License
JPEX is now fully prepared to apply for Hong Kong crypto trading license, after previously giving up several times due to the Hong Kong government’s restrictions on the crypto industry.
Previously, the Hong Kong government only allowed users with a portfolio of at least HK$8 million (US$1 million) to trade in cryptocurrency investments. However, since Hong Kong is an international financial center, it should be open and accommodating to emerging financial services, including virtual asset services and new entrants to the global cryptocurrency industry, regardless of their assets. The impact of the previous policy has made it difficult for new users to participate in virtual asset trading.
JPEX said it will review related systems and controls to prepare for the new system, compliance with rules and regulations to ensure the application provides better service to customers.
With SFC finally changing its stance on cryptocurrencies which signifies the SAR government’s open and friendly attitude, JPEX will continue to collect information about licensing system. And it will also be holding extensive discussions with personnel in its legal department to advance the licensing process.
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