Frankfurt-based Blocksize Capital, a leading blockchain technology provider for financial institutions, has become the latest fintech to join Avaloq’s open banking marketplace.
The Avaloq.one ecosystem connects up-and-coming fintechs and their solutions with Avaloq’s global client base, consisting of more than 150 established financial institutions. Around 100 fintechs, offering more than 130 digital banking solutions are currently active in Avaloq’s growing open banking marketplace which was launched in 2019.
With Blocksize Capital being part of the Avaloq.one ecosystem now, the German fintech’s cutting-edge blockchain technology is easily accessible to banks and wealth managers which are looking to efficiently and securely manage and trade digital assets. Blocksize Capital’s innovative Software as a Service (SaaS) solution offers a flexible and transaction-based subscription model, reducing initial implementation costs for new clients. An open API architecture enables a seamless connection and integration of the SaaS offering with existing technology infrastructures at financial institutions, allowing for a smooth integration process.
Avaloq has been spearheading the implementation of blockchain technology in the banking and wealth management industry over the past years in close collaboration with its partners and clients. It was recently announced that a Swiss bank had successfully started to use Avaloq’s Crypto Assets solution to trade in Bitcoin for its clients. The bank has received the regulatory approval from FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, to provide bank accounts in crypto currencies for institutional and corporate clients.
Christoph Impekoven, Managing Director at Blocksize Capital, said: “We firmly believe that in the near future all asset classes will be available on DLT (distributed ledger technology) systems, also known as blockchain technology. Blocksize Capital provides financial institutions with cutting-edge technology allowing them to embrace this fundamental transformation. Our solutions are based on enterprise-grade terminals enabling investors to analyse, trade and manage digital assets. Thanks to strong partnerships, such as this one with Avaloq, we are able to share our profound DLT expertise with banks and wealth managers around the world.”
Martin Greweldinger, Co-CEO and Group Chief Product Officer at Avaloq, said: “We are delighted to welcome Blocksize Capital to the Avaloq.one ecosystem. Blocksize Capital’s digital assets solutions are a great addition to Avaloq’s stand-alone Crypto Assets platform which is designed to provide financial institutions with a comprehensive, convenient and flexible solution for crypto investing.”
Avaloq today announced that it has signed a multi-year contract with the Geneva-based private bank to continue their partnership in the fields of core banking solutions and back-office operations. With Avaloq’s technology, S.P. Hinduja Banque Privée is now entering the open banking space.
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