BitcoinWorld Fined $3.1 Million for Non-Compliance in the Netherlands
Latest News News Fined $3.1 Million for Non-Compliance in the Netherlands

The Dutch central bank, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), has imposed a substantial fine of €2.85 million ($3.1 million) on the well-known cryptocurrency exchange,, for non-compliance in Netherlands. 

The fine, which was originally issued in October 2023 but only recently made public, pertains to the exchange’s failure to register with the regulator before offering its services in the Netherlands.

According to the DNB, companies providing crypto services in the country are required to register under the Dutch Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act. 

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The base amount for such a violation is typically €2 million, but the DNB increased the fine due to the severity and degree of culpability of the non-compliance.

The central bank took into account several factors when deciding to augment the penalty, including the significant number of Dutch customers utilizing’s services and the competitive advantage the exchange gained by not paying supervisory fees or incurring other compliance costs. 

Furthermore, the DNB noted that the non-compliance persisted over an extended period, which contributed to the increased fine.

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