The five, which include LocalBitcoins and Prasos, will be closely monitored by Finland’s market regulator.
Localbitcoins has warned that the use of the privacy-centric browser could result in an increased risk of users having their assets stolen.
LocalBitcoins has come under fire recently for several reasons, including not enforcing mandatory financial reporting requirements.
The Las Vegas resident was accused of running an unlicensed money transmitting business, as well as wire fraud, in conjunction with his LocalBitcoins endeavors.
LocalBitcoins didn’t say why they had shutdown for Iran, but global tensions look like they put some pressure on the company and its homeland of Finland.
LocalBitcoins will soon become supervised by Finland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA), as the firm announced on its blog.
The Cyprus Securities and Exchanges Commission has proposed the transposition of the EU's Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive into national law.
LocalBitcoins is adjusting its policies to follow new European laws, while also setting record volumes in 23 countries.
LocalBicoins was attacked, and the thieves were able to access accounts on the platform and empty funds from affected accounts.
Theresa Lynn Tetley was a former stockbroker and real estate investor who authorities said conducted an illegal business and engaged in unlawful monetary transactions involving BTC.