SEBA collaborates with Swiss Bank SGKB to provide Bitcoin and Ethereum services
St. Galler Kantonalbank has partnered with SEBA Bank to provide customers with Bitcoin and Ether.
Through a joint venture with SEBA Bank, Switzerland’s fifth-largest cantonal bank, St. Galler Kantonalbank (SGKB), has entered the digital asset market.
This is a monumental step forward for the use of cryptocurrencies in Switzerland’s financial sector. The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has begun offering Bitcoin and Ethereum (ether) custody and trading services to a limited number of customers.
This change not only reflects the increasing popularity of digital assets, but also gives customers an easy way to handle their cryptocurrency holdings directly from their existing bank accounts.
The Swiss Confederation has a stake in the commercial organization SGKB, making it one of Switzerland’s 24 cantonal banks. The collaboration with SEBA Bank shows that the Swiss banking industry is serious about accepting digital currencies.
The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has issued a banking license to SEBA Bank, which enables it to provide digital asset services to other banks. Their assistance in SGKB’s digital asset growth highlights the value of teaming up with well-established crypto-focused organizations while negotiating the digital asset space’s difficulties.
In order to meet the needs of its customers, SGKB plans to broaden its selection of digital assets, which might include more cryptocurrencies. Thanks to SGKB’s relationship with SEBA Bank, its customers may easily add cryptocurrency investments to their current portfolios.
Switzerland has taken the lead in creating a friendly regulatory climate for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, and this alliance is evidence of that. This demonstrates the speed with which established financial institutions may adopt digital assets, creating a link between the volatile world of cryptocurrencies and the stable Swiss banking system.