Singapore-based Alchemy Pay has just secured a major license to operate in the United States. The company obtained a Money Transmitter License in Arkansas, which allows it to offer various financial services, including handling digital currencies and payments. This is a significant achievement because it’s the first time Alchemy Pay has received such a license in the U.S.
Alchemy Pay now joins other big players like Coinbase and Jack Dorsey’s Block, who are already allowed to conduct cryptocurrency-to-fiat transactions in Arkansas. The license, issued on September 13, is a crucial step for Alchemy Pay in its mission to gain approval from regulators in important markets around the world.
The company isn’t stopping in Arkansas. It’s actively working to get similar licenses in other parts of U.S. states. Alchemy Pay is determined to follow all the rules and regulations, ensuring its services are legal and secure for users.
Founded in 2018 in Singapore, Alchemy Pay’s platform lets people use cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum to pay for things in regular money (like U.S. dollars or euros). Recently, it operated in 173 countries including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, India, and others, making it easier for people worldwide to use cryptocurrencies in their daily lives.
This license comes after Alchemy Pay became an approved service provider for Mastercard’s Site Data Protection program in June 2023. They were also officially recognized by Visa in January 2023. This achievement in Arkansas is a big step for Alchemy Pay, showing they’re serious about making cryptocurrency payments accessible and safe in the United States and beyond.
On February 20, 2023, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) introduced a licensing regime for cryptocurrency exchanges to enhance investor protection. Now, the SFC also raised concerns about unlicensed crypto exchanges engaging in improper practices, declaring it a criminal offense in the city. Some unlicensed platforms falsely claimed license applications, creating a deceptive environment, as reported by Todayq News.
In the realm of cryptocurrency and Web 3.0, obtaining a license plays a pivotal role in fostering user trust and affirming a platform’s authenticity, backed by government certification. This becomes increasingly imperative amidst the surge of illicit activities occurring daily, causing innocent investors to fall victim to fraudulent schemes.