The license permits Bitfinex Securities El Salvador to facilitate tokenized assets. El Salvador became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as ledger tender in 2021.
Bitfinex Securities El Salvador, a newly-established entity belonging to cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex, has emerged as the first licensed digital asset service provider (DASP) in El Salvador. The licensing comes three months after El Salvador, the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as ledger tender, passed the Digital Asset Issuance Law.
Bitfinex Secures License for Tokenized Assets
Bitfinex announced the new license on Tuesday in a blog post. The cryptocurrency exchange, which was founded in December 2012, described the license as “an historic victory for financial freedom in Latin America and beyond.”
We are now the world’s first international digital asset platform to receive approval for a Digital Asset Service Provider license under El Salvador’s new Digital Assets Issuance Law! A milestone for financial freedom in Latin America.@bitfinex https://t.co/88Mmmi5s6M
— Bitfinex Securities (@BFXSecurities) April 11, 2023
The new license means that Bitfinex Securities El Salvador can facilitate the issuance and trading of tokenized assets such as equities and bonds on its platform.
“We are delighted to be the first company to be awarded this licence. It will enable Bitfinex Securities to facilitate the issuance and secondary trading of assets with clearly defined rights and obligations as outlined in the new digital asset regulatory regime,” Paolo Ardoino, the Chief Technology Officer of the Bitfinex Group, explained.
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