AFSA alerts public to select only authorised Digital Assets Services Providers
AFSA alerts public to select only authorised Digital Assets Services Providers
01 April 2024 13:14:20

This alert by the Astana Financial Services Authority is to remind the public of the importance of exercising caution when selecting Digital Assets Services Providers (DASPs) for digital asset transactions and investments, especially considering the growing popularity of digital assets and blockchain technology.

When choosing a DASP for your digital asset needs, it is important to check whether the DASP is authorised by the Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA). AFSA is the only regulator of digital assets services providers in Kazakhstan.

Consumers may verify the legitimacy of firms by accessing the public register, which allows consumers to check if the companies that they are considering to use are authorised and compliant with regulatory requirements. This simple step ensures that consumers can make informed decisions and trust that they are engaging with reputable and trustworthy businesses. AFSA-authorised providers are held to high standards of compliance, accountability and consumer protection.

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The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) is the independent regulator of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), which is established in accordance with the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the Astana International Financial Centre” for the purposes of regulating financial services and related activities in the AIFC. AFSA administers the AIFC Regulations and Rules and is responsible for the authorisation, registration, recognition and supervision of financial firms and market institutions in the AIFC.

Over 2,500 firms from 78 countries are registered in the AIFC. These firms provide banking, insurance, investment, professional and other services. The range of financial services offered at the AIFC is comparable to the list of services available in long-established financial centers of the world, such as London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and others.

The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) is an independent jurisdiction with a favourable legal and regulatory environment and a developed infrastructure for starting and doing business, attracting investment, creating jobs and developing Kazakhstan's economy. 

Contact information:

Public Relations and Communications Division of AFSA:

+7 (717) 264 73 43; +7 7172 61-37-45 email: [email protected]

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