Two digital currency exchanges BUDA and Crypto MKT, which function in Chile and a few different Latin American nations, have recently requested the Chilean Association of Banks to clarify its stance on digital currencies and digital currency trading after the companies’ corporate accounts were closed by some of Chilean banks, local information outlet PULSO stated on March 25.
In its public statement dubbed as Chile can make a fool of itself or stand out worldwide, BUDA and Crypto MKT ask the Chilean Association of Banks to offer an obvious stance on digital currencies, claiming that banks have been shutting down digital currency exchanges’ accounts on instructions to not open an account for everyone associated with to digital currencies. Within the statement, each companies accused the economic institutions of a lack of knowledge of the way the technology works.
Тhe joint statement noted:
“Because of the lack of knowledge and readability a few banks, out of fear, lack of data, or maybe bad strategy, are refusing or not providing offerings to those who are in the digital currency marketplace.”
The Chilean Association of Banks currently answered to the statement claiming that it isn’t liable for resolving the issue among banks and digital currency exchanges, mentioning that it is an special competence of every institution, and that the issue need to be addressed and resolved within the context of the individual relationship of every financial institution with its clients.
As stated by El Mercurio, chief executive Officer of Scotiabank Chile Francisco Sardón stated that the banks actions were not biased toward digital currency companies and were reflective of a much broader banking policy. In line with Sardón, if any entity with an account does not explain the beginning of their profits, or if the reason isn’t clear or does not meet the expectations of the bank’s compliance regulations, the bank can selected to shut that account.
Pablo Chávez, chief executive Officer of Buda.com, said:
“It is the usage of technology which need to be regulated. Prohibiting it without first information the technology and its implications is very terrible and is towards what China and Venezuela have done in these matters.”
BUDA and Crypto MKT mentioned that the platforms are nonetheless working as they’ve another bank account nevertheless active. The exchanges each note that they’re registered and compliant with the Financial Analysis Unit of Chile and the economic action task force, further to assembly requirements for anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.
Earlier this month, a Finnish digital currency exchange, which can face closure since all but one bank within the nation has refused to do commercial enterprise with digital currency exchanges. Finland does not have a clear set of legal guidelines surrounding digital currencies and plenty of Finnish banks have decided to keep away from them altogether for worry of breaking anti-money laundering laws.