Advantages of a Vanuatu Cryptocurrency Exchange License

The simple, fast and cost-effective process in obtaining a Vanuatu cryptocurrency exchange license, it makes Vanuatu an excellent option in the Crypto area

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Cryptocurrency Exchange License
Capital Requirement – just US$45,000
Tax on Offshore Profits – Zero (0%)
An International Offshore Financial Services Center

The Republic of Vanuatu is an island located in the South Pacific long known as an international offshore financial services center. The Island is a parliamentary democracy with a strong constitution. A former protectorate of Great Britain, the primary language of Vanuatu is English. While the Vanuatu dollar is the official recognized currency of the nation, the United States dollar is widely recognized and accepted. All major international currencies are supported in Vanuatu by a stable and robust banking system. As an early blockchain adopter, the island nation is well known for the Vanuatu Cryptocurrency License.

As an offshore financial services center, the Republic of Vanuatu is widely respected and recognized. The nation boasts a no tax regime on offshore profits and only a minimal stamp duty on domestic share transfers. As an asset protection haven, the island offers significant hurdles to affixing liability, including a restriction against the domestication of foreign judgments. For such reasons, sophisticated financial services organizations have flocked to the small, yet exceedingly stable, island nation.

Cryptocurrency Exchange License in Vanuatu

The Republic of Vanuatu is an ideal location for promoters of Cryptocurrency businesses. Vanuatu offers a Financial Dealers License which covers all related cryptocurrency trading activity, including establishing a cryptocurrency exchange suitable for both utility and security tokens. The Vanuatu Cryptocurrency License is recognized world-wide and many top cryptocurrency exchanges are becoming licensed in Vanuatu. In addition, the process of obtaining a license is both cost effective and can be accomplished quickly.

Digital Asset Legislation brings opportunity for Vanuatu

For Vanuatu, the future of financial services has already begun in the form of a recent amendment that formalises the use of digital assets for licensed financial dealers. The freshly minted legislation - Financial Dealers Licensing, 22/07/2021 - allows for the “service of distribution, secondary trading, custodial storage, provision of investment advice or other services in relation to digital assets.”

Though digital assets have been a quite contested issue in the past few years, a period of deliberation and structured evaluation led Vanuatu to reconsider and overturn an initial ban.

Digital assets rely on a distributed, secure ledger, such as blockchain technology, and can be used to represent land, stocks, or other traditional commodities, but their most widespread use comes from cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum.

Atrium Legal Lab sees the passage of this legislation as a way for financial dealers to work at the forefront of an innovative, versatile asset class and it presents a unique opportunity for Vanuatu to take the lead on the world stage.

The resulting legislation works to expand the possibilities for licensed companies in Vanuatu as well as to bring forth a new avenue of sustainable economic growth.

The exchange receiving the license is DSTOQ and it has just been launched this July 2021. It describes itself as “the first fully licensed stock exchange for trading security tokens and investing in real-world assets using cryptocurrencies.”

As a collaborative effort, its journey required the support and insight from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the Financial Investigation Unit (VFIU), the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (RBV), and the State Law Office, in addition to parliament members themselves.

While the legislation works to help the global community move in step with the country’s development, one key addition is that it has also made operating in Vanuatu more accessible to foreign licensed financial dealers.

International companies can now nominate a representative on the ground in Vanuatu - one way being through Atrium Legal Lab - to satisfy the requirements of the law. As such, companies are able to continue to conduct business from afar while maintaining meaningful representation in the country, thus allowing them to make the most of the continued opportunities in the investment and financial services world coming to Vanuatu.

Advantages of a Vanuatu Cryptocurrency License

The streamlined and cost-effective process in obtaining a Vanuatu cryptocurrency license can place you in this lucrative market in as little as three months.

With increasingly complex cryptocurrency regulation in leading economic nations such as the United States and European Union, Vanuatu offers a cost-effective, risk free alternative for starting a licensed cryptocurrency exchange or broker-dealer.

Vanuatu Cryptocurrency License at a Glance

License Financial Dealers License
Time to Get Licensed 3 months approx.
Capital Requirement Approx. $45,000
Tax Structure Zero (0%) Percent Tax on Offshore Profits

Vanuatu Cryptocurrency License Package

Incorporation of Vanuatu offshore corporation
Taking care to arrange for local registered officer and local directors, if required
Draft corporate bylaws, minutes, and owner share issuances
Establishment of corporate bank account suitable for cryptocurrency exchange operations
Draft requisite business plan, financial statements, and financial projections
Draft requisite Anti-Money Laundering & Know-Your-Customer policies
Arrange for requisite surety bond
Prepare and process application for Vanuatu Financial Dealers License
Representation before licensing regulatory authority, banks and liquidity providers

How Atrium Legal Lab Can Help You
Contact our Vanuatu Cryptocurrency License Experts

Trust our over twenty years’ experience in creating innovative solutions for our clients. Contact our cryptocurrency licensing experts to start the process to apply for your Vanuatu Cryptocurrency License today.

Our knowledgeable and skilled professionals are pleased to answer any of your questions.

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Our lawyers and financial services experts at Atrium Legal Lab provide solutions to clients by combining the traditional legal fabric with new technologies.

Vanuatu is undoubtedly an international offshore option, offering you full tax advantages.

It provides all the advantages of all international and traditional crypto financial centres.

Atrium Legal Lab has a team of trained professionals to advise clients who wish to become a licensed Cryptocurrency Exchange Dealer (CED).

In particular, we welcome questions about the CED Registration in Vanuatu and are pleased to fully assist you.

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