The largest bank in Singapore has confirmed it plans to launch a cryptocurrency exchange featuring four of the largest digital assets by market cap.
DBS Bank says its exchange will allow institutional and accredited investors to trade Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), XRP and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
DBS CEO Piyush Gupta says the bridging of crypto assets and the banking system is a big boost for Singapore, which is currently ranked as the fifth largest financial center in the world.
“The exponential pace of asset digitalization provides immense opportunities to reshape capital markets. For Singapore to become even more competitive as a global financial hub, we have to prepare ourselves to welcome the mainstream adoption of digital assets and currency trading.
DBS is committed to accelerating the development of a fully integrated ecosystem to facilitate this. We believe that this is the first of its kind integrated offering, which is differentiated in many ways.”
The digital exchange will offer exchange crypto services between four fiat currency pairs – the Singapore dollar, US dollar, Hong Kong dollar and Japanese yen.
So far, a firm launch date has not been made public.