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Market with crypto-assets will soon make part of the regulated financial market. For the provision of activities concerning crypto-assets, it will be necessary to obtain authorization from the national competent authority in charge of supervision, which is, in the Slovak Republic, National Bank of Slovakia.

Duties of entities, that are willing to perform activities concerning crypto-assets are further specified in the relevant regulation.

Important dates of duties of entities



National Bank of Slovakia is planning to organize in the coming months workshops and seminars with the public, which will be dedicated to new MICA regulation.


Below are answers to frequently asked questions. 

  • Can the application or part of it (e.g. one of the attachments) be submitted in a language other than Slovak?

    The application, including its attachments, shall be submitted in Slovak. If any of the attachments are in another language, an officially certified translation into Slovak must also be submitted. The NBS may, on the basis of a written proposal of the applicant, waive the submission of an officially certified translation of the technical documentation or other attachment into Slovak if it is drawn up in the Czech language or in a language commonly used in the field of international finance, most often in English.

  • How long does it take to get a license to provide crypto-asset services?

    The NBS will comply with the timelines set out in the MiCA, while the simplified procedure for authorisation will not be applied in Slovakia. The NBS will assess whether the application is complete within 25 working days of receipt of the application. If the application is complete, the NBS will decide within 40 working days from the date of receipt of the complete application whether to approve or reject it. The length of the licensing procedure is primarily influenced by the readiness of the applicant. If you are planning to apply for a MiCA license in Slovakia, we recommend that you contact the NBS ( prior to submitting the application itself and take advantage of the so-called pre-licensing dialogue, which may help you to improve the quality of your application and thus help to reduce the length of the licensing procedure.

  • What crypto-asset services will require authorization from NBS?

    Authorization from NBS is necessary for provision of the following crypto-asset services:

    1. providing custody and administration of crypto-assets on behalf of clients
    2. operation of a trading platform for crypto-asset
    3. exchange of crypto-assets for funds
    4. exchange of crypto-assets for other crypto-assets
    5. execution of orders for crypto-assets on behalf of clients
    6. placing of crypto-assets
    7. reception and transmission of orders for crypto-assets on behalf of clients
    8. providing advice on crypto-assets
    9. providing portfolio management on crypto-assets
    10. providing transfer services for crypto-assets on behalf of clients

    Definitions of crypto-asset services are contained in Art. 3 section 1 MiCA.

  • Is authorization from NBS necessary also in case when only buying and selling crypto assets on my own account?

    No. Natural and legal persons buying /selling crypto-asets on their own account and who do not provide any crypto-asset services as it is defined in Art. 3 section 1 MiCA do not need any authorization from NBS.

  • When it will be possible to get authorization for the provision of crypto asset services?

    MiCA parts, which concern provision of crypto-assets will start to apply from 30 December 2024.

  • What is necessary to fulfil to be authorized for the provision of crypto asset services?

    Requests for getting authorization for the providers of crypto-asset services are contained in Art. 59 – 65 MiCA and will further be specified in delegated and implementing regulations and guidelines which are prepared by European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and European Banking Authority (EBA). Overview of the relevant legislation can be found in the section Legislation.

  • When it will be possible to apply for authorization to provide crypto-asset services?

    NBS will start to receive authorization requests for the provision of crypto-asset services after the delegated and implementing regulation on the details of the authorization application comes into force. Decision on granting of authorization can be effective at the earliest on 30 December 2024. NBS offers to applicants possibility of consultation concerning the authorization before its submission. In case of interest for consultation before submission of the request you can write us to the email address: and send us a detailed description of your business model, including the type of crypto-asset service according to Art. 3 section 1 MiCA, which you intend to provide.

  • In case of operation abroad, will it be necessary to get authorization from a foreign supervisory authority?

    Based on passporting (freedom of settlement, or free provision of services in the EU), an entity which obtains an authorization for the provision of crypto-asset services from NBS can freely provide these services in all of the Member states of the EU.

  • Is it possible to participate in the preparation process of legislation concerning crypto-assets?

    Yes. Professionals or public can get involved into consultations of delegated and implementing regulation and guidelines which are being prepared by European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and European Banking Authority (EBA). Overview of all the consultations opened are contained in the section Legislation as well as on the website of ESMA and EBA, where is described the way of engaging in consultation. On behalf of NBS we would like to ask you to send us responses which will be sent to EBA/ESMA to get overview of all responses of Slovak entities. Your responses can be sent to email address

  • Where can I find all the legislation that will apply to provision of crypto asset services?

    All the relevant legislation is contained in the section Legislation.