Report have shown that it is a crime to have a cryptocurrency company without registering with the central bank of the country
Ireland requires all virtual asset service providers (VASPs) to register with the country's central bank, and local digital asset companies must now comply with the anti-money laundering guidelines set by the European Union (EU).

As the country incorporated the EU's 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) into its local law, the encryption industry's new rules have been implemented, and the directive took effect on April 23. The regulation will also require registration of foreign cryptocurrency companies that provide services to Irish citizens.

Irish crypto companies must now register with the Central Bank of Ireland within the next three months and conduct due diligence on their customers, including identifying the source and destination of their crypto assets, and reporting suspicious financial activities.

This may be just the beginning of Irish crypto regulation. It is expected that by June 3, all virtual asset service providers in the world serving European countries will comply with the EU's sixth anti-money laundering directive. 6AMLD will require any VASP of European customers to register with EU authorities and meet strict reporting requirements.

Unlike 5AMLD, the updated guidelines give European authorities the ability to punish companies and related legal entities. Non-compliance may face huge fines or mandatory shutdowns.
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