Estonia was the first to begin issuing crypto licenses in 2017, granting upwards of 4,000 licenses. In 2020, Estonia’s crypto regulator changed from the Ministry of Interior Affairs to the Ministry of Finance’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). The FIU found illegal money was moving through shell companies registered in Estonia.
On March 15, 2022, amidst the war in the Russian-Ukraine conflict, the Estonian regulator implemented Travel Rule quickly, with the enforcement date just three months behind on June 15, 2022, creating the quickest turnaround for Travel Rule enforcement in history.
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