ISTANBUL (AP) — A presidential decree published Saturday added cryptocurrency exchanges to a listing of companies covered by Turkey’s terror financing and cash laundering.
The transfer came after a ban on using cryptocurrencies for making payments, which was once launched in response to claims that such transactions are too risky, took produce in Turkey on Friday.
The presidential decree makes “crypto asset carrier companies” accountable for seeing their property are no longer previous illegally. The decree correct now went into force with its publication in Turkey’s Respectable Gazette.
Turkish authorities last month launched fraud investigations into two cryptocurrency exchanges, Thodex and Vebitcoin. Six suspects linked to the Thodex probe had been jailed Friday pending trial.
The investigation into Thodex, which handled day by day trades of tons of of hundreds and hundreds of bucks, originally led to the arrests of 83 other folk after customers complained of no longer being ready to win correct of entry to their funds. Interpol issued a detention warrant for the company’s CEO on Turkey’s behalf.
Turks were increasingly more more attracted by cryptocurrencies as protection against the decline of the lira and double-digit inflation.