No more licenses! The end of Estonia’s weird crypto laundering strategy?
In June 2021, Matis Maeker resumed his post as the head of Estonia’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). The agency is the regulator for the thousands of crypto licenses that have been issued over the last couple of years. t agency believes Estonia should scrap its current crypto regulations and start again, he said in an interview with the local news outlet Eesti Ekspress. In total, the FIU issued more than 3,000 licenses (report here). In 2020, some 1,800 licenses have been revoked. Currently, around 400 crypto licenses are still active, which is more than all other EU member states issued.