Earlier this month, the Bank of Mexico (Banxico) published a circular, wherein it laid out its plan to issue permits to bitcoin exchange platforms and other crypto-related businesses operating in the country.
Banxico’s circular stated that to get the right permits, crypto-based businesses in the country would be required to provide detailed business plans and company profiles.
Each profile will have to contain various aspects of how the business operates including its business model, transaction fees and know-your-customer (KYC) security measures.
Per the circular, the principal objective of the regulator is to curb the occurrence of crypto-based money laundering. To achieve this, it has implemented certain safeguards that will keep the operations of crypto businesses away from the traditional financial sector.
A report by local news outlet El Siglo de Torreón clarified that any business looking to submit their application for a permit online will need to do so with a digital certificate, which helps provide…