The central bank and the markets regulator in the Netherlands jointly argue that crypto exchanges and wallet providers in the country should be covered by licensing scheme.

Money laundering and terrorist financing are part of the flip side of the digital coin when not controlled tightly enough.

It is news site Finextra that now reports what the central bank of the Netherlands (DNB) and the country’s Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) suggest should be done about it.

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In their joint statement the two authorities argue that blockchain technology could help open funding opportunities for small-scale business activities, if it can be ensured that the cryptos represent clear and enforceable rights, reports Finextra.

They add, however, that national regulations for consumer protection will only be effective if they are coordinated internationally.