Commerzbank receives German crypto custody bank license!
FRANKFURT - Commerzbank has received regulatory approval to operate as Germany's first full-service bank to offer cryptocurrency custody services. The bank announced today that it has received a license under the German Banking Act, an important step in integrating digital assets into traditional banking services.
The license allows Commerzbank to expand its financial offerings by providing corporate clients with a secure platform for managing digital assets. This new service is in line with the bank's strategy to embrace the latest technology and meet its clients' evolving needs in digital finance.
Commerzbank COO Dr. Jörg Oliveri del Castillo-Schulz emphasized the importance of this milestone in a statement on Wednesday, saying the initiative reinforces the bank's commitment to technological innovation in the financial sector. The bank aims to build a blockchain-based system specifically designed for institutional clients to meet the growing demand for sophisticated digital asset management solutions.
Regulatory authorities are closely monitoring these developments to ensure consumer protection and compliance with strict oversight measures. Andrea Enria, a key regulatory figure, emphasized that crypto startups like Commerzbank must adhere to strict regulations.