Law enforcement officers of Kazakhstan and the Financial Monitoring Agency conducted searches in the offices of companies that exchange digital currencies for fiat money.
As RBC clarifies, these exchangers worked illegally on the territory of the republic.
The country has a mechanism for licensing exchanges and other platforms for operations with cryptocurrencies. You can carry out your activities only within the framework of the Astana International Financial Center.
However, such crypto exchangers as KZobmen.com, 1WM.KZ, Kazobmen.ru, WM007.KZ and KZ-EXCHANGE.COM served clients without a license and were not registered in the financial center database.
During searches conducted at six addresses, law enforcement officers seized laptops, flash drives, banking and other documents, as well as mobile phones. The Financial Monitoring Agency blocked up to $6,000 worth of digital assets that were stored on Binance exchange addresses.
In addition, experts from the agency found more than $200,000 in various digital currencies on other exchanges. The materials of this investigation are still undergoing pre-trial verification.