Australian Crypto Exchange ‘Swyftx’ Abandons Crypto Earn Program

  • Swyftx acknowledged that this choice might be “disappointing” for users.
  • The exchange has said it may reintroduce it if the restrictions are simplified.

In light of the “constantly changing regulatory landscape” for crypto assets in Australia. Cryptocurrency exchange Swyftx has decided to end trading its crypto-interest product this week. Beginning at midnight on January 10 (local time), all remaining Earn balances will be restored to users’ trade wallets, and the cryptocurrency exchange will stop the operation of the Earn programme.

Swyftx acknowledged that this choice might be “disappointing” for users, but affirmed that they were dedicated to doing what is best for the programme in the short future.

Might Reintroduce If Restrictions Simplified

Moreover, Swyftx made the statement on the 27th of last month. Only a few weeks ago, authorities took action against fintech startup Block Earner and Finder.com’s crypto yield products for allegedly being sold without proper authorization.

Swyftx has not completely abandoned the Earn programme, however; the exchange has said it may reintroduce it if the restrictions are simplified. In May of 2022, Swyftx introduced its Earn programme, which enabled customers to lend specific crypto tokens to Swyftx in exchange for daily interest payments.

Over the last several months, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has been keeping a close watch on local crypto product suppliers. It has taken legal action against the founders of the Qoin token in October of last year for “misleading” representations of its token, in addition to Block Earner and Finder.com in November and December. 

The federal government of Australia has also ramped up its attempts to regulate the cryptocurrency industry. Towards its token mapping plan, the Australian Labor Government said in December it will issue a consultation document in early 2023.

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