The world’s largest crypto exchange Binance is currently seeking the Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) and Electronic Money Issuer (EMI) licenses in the Philippines. Binance CEO “CZ” met with Philippine officials to discuss regulatory and banking support for expansion in the country.
Binance is currently leading blockchain and crypto projects in Southeast Asia to increase crypto adoption in the region. Moreover, the company is investing in other crypto and web3 companies through its investment arm Binance Labs.
Binance Plans Entry into the Philippines Market
Binance CEO “CZ,” during a media briefing on June 8, said the company is seeking virtual asset service provider and electronic money issuer licenses in the Philippines. Moreover, he believes the expansion in the country is important for the company due to high crypto adoption.
Moreover, the crypto exchange hopes to get regulatory and banking support in the country to provide blockchain and crypto-related services in the country. He believes regulations promote crypto adoption as government, companies, and investors can better explore cryptocurrencies and other digital assets.
The world’s largest crypto exchange is on a global expansion spree as it continues to explore markets with better crypto adoption rates. Recently, Binance has entered several markets such as Italy, Dubai, Bahrain, and France in the last 6 months.
In fact, Binance wants to lead the next wave of blockchain and crypto adoption amid its aggressive Southeast expansion. Binance has entered a strategic cooperation with Vietnam Blockchain Association to promote blockchain development and research for a digital economy. Moreover, the crypto exchange plans to partner with Malaysian exchange MX Global and other crypto trading firms to boost crypto adoption in Malaysia.
The SEC Probes BNB offering
While the world’s largest crypto exchange continues to strengthen its global presence, the SEC investigation into the BNB token’s ICO is impacting the company as well as BNB prices. The BNB price has fallen 10% after the SEC probe announcement.
Meanwhile, Reuters’ investigative report on Binance’s role in money laundering worth $2.5 billion between 2017-2022 has also impacted the company. However, Binance’s CEO has refuted the money laundering allegations.