Deutsche Bank, a prominent financial institution, has forged a strategic alliance with the Swiss cryptocurrency firm Taurus to deliver robust custody service for institutional clients seeking secure management of their cryptocurrencies and tokenized assets.
This move marks a significant step forward in the integration of traditional banking services with the rapidly expanding world of cryptocurrencies. By teaming up with Taurus, a recognized authority in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, Deutsche Bank aims to address the escalation demand from institutional investors for comprehensive and trusted cryptocurrency custodial solutions.
As per a spokesperson from Deutsche Bank, the partnership will afford the bank the ability to hold a limited number of cryptocurrencies for its clients for the first time, as crypto trading is not in the bank’s plan at the moment.
However, this is not the first time the bank has made a move towards offering digital assets custodial solutions. It made a similar attempt in 2020 but never specified when it plans to open the services.
With the surge in interest and adoption of digital assets, institutional investors have increasingly recognized the potential and value of cryptocurrencies in their portfolios. However, concerns over security, regulatory compliance, and reliable infrastructure have posed challenges for these investors.
As such, Deutsche Bank’s entrance into the crypto custody sector aims to address these concerns and provide a trusted platform for institutional clients to securely store and manage their digital assets.
The expertise brought forth by Taurus, coupled with Deutsche Bank’s stature in traditional finance, creates a formidable synergy poised to set new industry standards for cryptocurrency custody. Moreover, the partnership signals a commitment to compliance and regulatory adherence.
Crypto custody differs from a regular wallet and is mostly geared towards institutional investors. BNY Mellon, one of the mainstream banks in the United States, has launched crypto custody services, thereby allowing it to store private keys to access and transfer user assets.
Recall that in June, Deutsche Bank also applied for BaFin’s regulatory permission to offer custodial services for digital assets as part of its strategy to increase fee income for its corporate unit.