Portugal-based crypto subsidiary of Bison Bank taps Sygnum’s white label platform

Rick Steves

“Financial institutions must adhere to the highest regulatory, compliance and security standards when offering cryptocurrencies to their client base. We are proud to partner with Sygnum and leverage their crypto-native expertise and established track record as we take our first steps in the digital asset market.”

Bison Digital Assets has partnered with Sygnum Bank in order to leverage its B2b platform to power end-clients to buy, sell and hold cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).

Bison Bank’s crypto subsidiary is the first ‘Virtual Asset Service Provider’ (VASP) in Portugal that is fully owned by a bank. It received approval from the Portuguese regulator, Banco de Portugal. It is also one of the few in Europe.

The Hong Kong-headquartered bank leverages the Portugal-based crypto entity, Bison Digital Assets, to securely hold customer digital assets and create a regulated bridge between the traditional and crypto finance worlds.

Bison Digital Assets caters to self-directed investors, institutions, and HNWIs

The partnership with Sygnum is part of its strategic goal to deliver best-in-class services to crypto activated investors, institutions and High Net Worth Individual (HNWI) clients.

The B2B platform enables the capture of more Share-of-Wallet from existing customers along with additional market share via access to the global crypto market, the firm explained.

Sygnum’s B2B banking platform already enables 15 partners to create a regulated digital asset footprint under their own brand and retain full control of their client relationships.

Sygnum offers white label platform to banks and bank-backed VASPs

António Henriques, Chief Executive Officer at Bison Digital Assets, commented: “Financial institutions must adhere to the highest regulatory, compliance and security standards when offering cryptocurrencies to their client base. We are proud to partner with Sygnum and leverage their crypto-native expertise and established track record as we take our first steps in the digital asset market.”

Fritz Jost, Chief B2B Officer at Sygnum Bank, said: “The ability for banks to innovate and continually expand client choice is key for them staying competitive and being future ready. Our B2B platform enables this at speed and with full compliance for Bison Digital Assets. This represents another trusted node in the expanding European crypto ecosystem, and we look forward to partnering with banks and bank-backed VASPs that empower their end-clients to invest in crypto with complete trust”.

Read this next

Institutional FX

Euronext reports double-digit growth in FX volume

Pan-European exchange, Euronext has reported a 10 percent rebound in the average daily volume on its spot foreign exchange market. The ADV figure stood at $19.6 billion in January 2022, which is up from December’s $18 billion.

Digital Assets

Voyager subpoenas FTX’s inner circle over Alameda loan

Bankrupt crypto broker Voyager Digital, represented by law firm Kirkland & Ellis, is seeking court approval to subpoena Sam Bankman-Fried’s inner circle, as well as Alameda Research’s former executives.

Retail FX

AvaTrade seals sponsorship deal with F1’s Aston Martin team

Dublin-based forex broker AvaTrade today announced that it has concluded a sponsorship deal with Formula One’s Aston Martin Cognizant team that entails sponsorship rights and other marketing benefits.

Executive Moves

M4Markets onboards Invaxa CEO Marios Antoniou as COO

Seychelles-regulated brokerage firm M4Markets has appointed Marios Antoniou, who has a colorful career within the foreign exchange industry, in the capacity of its Chief Operations Officer.

Digital Assets

GK8 now allows clients to control their digital assets as they would their fiat

“As the institutional market is increasingly turning to self custody, our policy engine empowers them to automate transactions, approvals, and even crucial workflows, while providing the highest degree of security, consistency, governance and control.”

Digital Assets

Retail CBDCs in the UK: “Welcomed” by CryptoUK and R3, but “Dystopian” for ETC Group

“At this stage, we judge it likely that the digital pound will be needed in the future. It is too early to decide whether to introduce the digital pound, but we are convinced preparatory work is justified”, said the BoE and HM Treasury.

Institutional FX

Centroid taps Iress API to provide retail brokers with real-time market data

“It has always been a challenge to have an efficient, elegant solution for market data and order execution for retail brokers, but with Iress we have found absolutely the right partner to add to our client offering.”

Digital Assets

Ramp launches FCA-approved off-ramp product, onboards Brave, Trust Wallet, Ledger

“To obtain and maintain our FCA registration, we must meet and operate within their strict anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing standards. This is a huge achievement for us, as compliance is a cornerstone of our business and what we stand for.”

Institutional FX

State Street launches FIX API for Fund Connect ETF platform

“Expanding from proprietary APIs to the FIX industry standard will bring us closer to our goal of 100% digital interactions. This is another example of innovations we’ve brought to our operating model as we celebrate 30 years of servicing ETFs since the launch of SPY.”

<