Crypto exchanges may be violating the law says Ontario regulator

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Several cryptocurrency exchanges are under the investigation from the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) in Canada, according to which, they may be breaking existing laws which require marketplaces to comply with exchanges and alternative trading systems rules.

“If an exchange is doing business in a jurisdiction of Canada, it must apply to that jurisdiction’s securities regulatory authority for recognition or an exemption from recognition.” A spokesperson for the commission said.

In its recent statement, the OCS pointed to cryptocurrencies and ICOs as some of its priorities for the next 12 months.

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