November 26, 2020

Singapore’s largest bank DBS launches crypto service with Bitcoin

New institutions come to the crypto space almost every day. DBS, the largest bank in Southeast Asia headquartered in Singapore, wants to enable institutional customers to trade and hold cryptocurrencies.

DBS Digital Exchange: Trading for BTC, BCH, ETH and XRP

Another big player is entering the crypto world. According to current information, the DBS Digital Exchange will allow trading with four crypto assets. Including Bitcon (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH) and XRP. In addition, the new trading platform should enable direct fiat crypto trading.

Trading in the cryptocurrencies will be possible against the Singapore dollar (SGD), Hong Kong dollar (HKD), Japanese yen (JPY) and US dollar (USD).

Security Token Offering (STO) for medium-sized companies

In addition, the DBS wants a platform for Offer security token offerings that are primarily intended to help medium-sized companies raise funds. According to an official document held by BTC-ECHO, DBS describes digital assets as the future of the digital economy.

In the document, DBS is optimistic about the future of digital assets:

The DBS Digital Exchange gives customers access to digital currencies. This enables the enormous potential of private markets and digital currencies to be used with an institutional standard.

DBS Digital Custody: Institutional custody for digital assets

Unlike most digital exchanges today, the DBS Digital Exchange platform has no digital assets. Instead, all digital assets should be kept directly at DBS Bank.

This would ensure a safekeeping solution of institutional quality that is specially tailored to the safekeeping of digital assets.

The DBS is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and is therefore one of the first banks to enable institutional customers to trade cryptocurrencies.