The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has approved DBS Vickers to supply buying and selling companies with digital payment tokens. DBS additionally introduced that its crypto change DBS Digital Exchange (DDEx) would additionally function around the clock from Monday. DBS is amongst one of many bigger monetary establishments to embroil itself in cryptocurrencies.
DBS Vickers is the brokerage arm of Singapore-based DBS Financial institution, which additionally operates the crypto exchange DBS Digital Exchange (DDEx). Vickers hopes to directly assist asset managers and firms in trading digital payment tokens by the DDEx. DBS added that Vickers is working by the necessary follow-ups with a view to meet MAS’ requirements for a license.
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In the meantime, DBS additionally introduced that its members-only platform for institutional and accredited traders would additionally function around the clock from Monday. Based on DBS, this might be “to cater to growing buying and selling quantity amidst rising client demand.” It additionally remarked it might improve its members’ capability to grab alternatives and handle dangers related to adjustments in cryptocurrency spot costs. The change had beforehand operated solely throughout Asian buying and selling hours.
DBS group head of capital markets Eng-Kwok Seat Moey highlighted the potential compounding effects of these developments. She strongly believes the pairing of Vickers’ approval and DDEx’s new hours might assist speed up the change’s development.
“We’re assured of doubling our investor base by the top of the year,” she mentioned. “This bodes well for our capability to supply built-in options throughout the digital asset value chain notably within the type of safety token offerings (STOs), leveraging DBS’ experience in deal origination to tokenization, listing, distribution, trading and custody.”
Launched in October last year, around 400 traders have joined DDEx to commerce by the top of June. It additionally recorded near $180 million in complete trading value in the second quarter of this year. DBS also remarked that it has more than $130 million in digital assets in its custodial services.
DBS is among one of the larger financial institutions to embroil itself in cryptocurrencies. Earlier this year, the financial institution partnered with JPMorgan and Temasek to launch the payment platform Partior. The partnership aims to introduce a blockchain platform to “reduce current frictions and latency for cross-border payments, trade transactions, and foreign exchange settlements.”
Meanwhile, analysts from DBS Bank earlier declared that Bitcoin was no longer a “fringe asset.” After performing an analysis, they were able to decide that major swings in Bitcoin’s price had effects on the external markets. As a consequence, the analysts suggested that it “may be wise to keep an eye on developments in this space.”