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Record fine for a cryptocurrency company (traders.lt)

Rekordinė bauda kriptovaliutų kompanijai (traders.lt)

The Lithuanian government has allocated a record 9.3 million to the cryptocurrency company Payeer. euro fine. The company allegedly violated Western sanctions against Russia and laundered money from clients in that country, Bloomberg reported.

8.24 million was allocated to a start-up registered in Lithuania for violation of international sanctions. a fine of EUR 1.06 million for the violation of money laundering prevention rules. euros.

Payeer allowed Russian customers to "transact in Russian rubles through transfers from Russian banks subject to European Union sanctions," the Financial Crimes Investigation Service said. Russian individual customers and legal entities "were able to create a cryptocurrency wallet, manage an account or use storage services."

Over the past decade, Lithuania has become the start-up center of the European Union in the fintech industry. Our country's authorities are currently trying to reduce the number of cryptocurrency companies with a new licensing plan. The restrictions are designed to prevent the misuse of digital assets by using them for money laundering or defrauding investors.

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