Australia’s Blockbid Exchange Granted Cryptocurrency License by Austrac (news.bitcoin.com)

Blockbid is now registered with the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (Austrac). This makes it only the third company granted permission to legally operate as a cryptocurrency exchange in Australia since new regulations came about last week.
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Belfrics Granted ‘Sandbox License’ to Open Cryptocurrency Exchange in Bahrain (news.bitcoin.com)

The Central Bank of Bahrain has awarded bitcoin technology provider, Belfrics Global, a sandbox license to open and operate a cryptocurrency exchange in the Arabian Gulf nation. As such, Belfrics is reported to have become the first company to receive an official mandate to open a cryptocurrency exchange in the Middle Eastern/North African region.
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