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Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP)

A VASP is an organisation/person that operates for or on behalf of another person. As defined by the FATF, VASP activities include:

  • Exchange between virtual assets and fiat currencies,

  • Exchange between one or more forms of virtual assets,

  • Transfer of virtual assets,

  • Safekeeping and/or administration of virtual assets or instruments enabling control over virtual assets,

  • Participation in and provision of financial services related to an issuer's offer and/or sale of a virtual asset.

Jurisdiction-dependent, a VASP can also be known as 

  • A crypto asset trading platform (CTP),

  • A money services business (MSB),

  • Crypto asset secondary service providers (CASSPrs), or

  • A crypto asset exchange service provider (CESP).

Read about the latest FATF updates and how it impacts VASPs.

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