Singapore’s largest commercial bank reportedly launching crypto trading

DBS, Singapore’s largest retail and commercial bank, seems to be entering the cryptocurrency space with three new offerings.

According to information seen by Cointelegrpah, DBS is launching cryptocurrency trading and custody as well as a platform for conducting security token offerings.

Snapshot of new services to be offered by DBS. Source: Cointelegraph

According to a description of the platform seen by Cointelegraph, DBS’ upcoming crypto service — the DBS Digital Exchange — will support five major cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), XRP, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Ethereum Classic (ETC).

Supported fiat currencies include the United States dollar, the Singapore dollar, the Hong Kong dollar and the Japanese yen.

DBS Digital Exchange will not hold any assets itself, instead, “all digital assets are kept at DBS Bank, which is globally recognised for its custodial services.”

The DBS Digital Exchange will also allow small- and medium-sized enterprises as well as large corporations to issue security tokens.

As a company regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, DBS noted that its upcoming crypto service will offer “distinct advantages such as the assurance of institutional-grade security.” The upcoming bank-backed exchange also aims to also provide robust measures to prevent fraudulent activities and maintain strict compliance with Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing regulations, according to the document.

DBS did not immediately respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment. 

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