Argentina Cracks Down on Crypto with New Registry

Mandatory Registration for Crypto Providers

Argentina’s financial regulator has launched a new registry for crypto service providers. All crypto exchanges and other companies operating in the country must now register with the ComisiĆ³n Nacional de Valores (CNV).

Timing with FATF Visit

The CNV timed the launch of the registry with a visit from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international body that sets standards for preventing money laundering and terrorism financing.

Crypto Boom in Argentina

Argentines have been turning to Bitcoin (BTC) as a hedge against inflation, which is one of the highest in the world. Major crypto exchanges in Argentina, such as Lemon, Ripio, and Belo, have reported a surge in Bitcoin purchases.