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Xago Accepted by the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) as an S1I22

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April 24, 2023

Xago, a leading cryptocurrency exchange in South Africa, has achieved a significant milestone by being accepted by the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) as a S1I22 – Crypto Asset Service Providers – General with the REG number: SHREG-230403-0000023. This is a major accomplishment for Xago, and CEO Mark Chirnside highlights that regulation has always been a top priority for the company, making this a positive step in the right direction.

With the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies around the world, regulatory frameworks are being established to ensure that the industry operates in a transparent and compliant manner. South Africa has been proactive in regulating the cryptocurrency market, and the acceptance of Xago by the FIC is a testament to the company’s commitment to adhering to regulatory requirements.

Mark Chirnside, the CEO of Xago, expressed his delight at this achievement and emphasized the company’s dedication to regulatory compliance. He stated, “At Xago, we have always placed a high priority on regulatory compliance. We believe that regulation is crucial for the long-term success and sustainability of the cryptocurrency industry. Being accepted by the FIC as a S1I22 – Crypto Asset Service Providers – General is a significant achievement for Xago, and we are proud to be recognised as a compliant player in the market.”

The acceptance by the FIC as a S1I22 – Crypto Asset Service Providers – General signifies that Xago has met the stringent requirements set forth by the regulatory authority. This includes implementing robust anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) measures, ensuring the security and integrity of customer data, and maintaining transparent and auditable records of all transactions.

This regulatory recognition is not only a milestone for Xago but also for the broader cryptocurrency industry in South Africa. It reinforces the legitimacy of cryptocurrencies as a viable financial asset and promotes investor confidence in the market. It also sets a benchmark for other cryptocurrency exchanges and service providers to follow in terms of regulatory compliance.

Xago has always been at the forefront of promoting regulatory compliance in the cryptocurrency industry. The company has invested significant resources in building a robust compliance framework and working closely with regulatory authorities to ensure that its operations are in line with regulatory requirements. This acceptance by the FIC is a validation of Xago’s commitment to operating as a compliant and trustworthy player in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Furthermore, Xago’s regulatory compliance efforts are aligned with the company’s mission of driving mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies in South Africa. By adhering to regulatory standards, Xago aims to foster a safe and secure environment for cryptocurrency users, attract institutional investors, and promote the growth of the overall cryptocurrency market in the country.

In conclusion, Xago’s acceptance by the FIC as a S1I22 – Crypto Asset Service Providers – General with the REG number: SHREG-230403-0000023 is a significant achievement that highlights the company’s commitment to regulatory compliance. It underscores Xago’s dedication to operating as a trustworthy and compliant cryptocurrency exchange in South Africa. This regulatory recognition is not only a milestone for Xago but also for the cryptocurrency industry in South Africa, as it promotes investor confidence and sets a benchmark for other players in the market. With its focus on regulatory compliance, Xago is well-positioned to continue driving mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies in South Africa and contribute to the growth and development of the overall cryptocurrency market in the country.

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