27.10.2020

Dukascopy Bank partners with South Korean crypto exchange Bitsonic

Dukascopy Bank has signed a new partner for its Open Banking ecosystem. This is already the third crypto exchange partnership after SCX  and ZBX within the same framework of the relationship. The partnership principle is based on the simple concept – every private person may open a standard MCA account at Dukascopy Bank and separately an account at the Exchange. Further, the client links both accounts together so that the MCA account becomes the safe custody of fiat funds for the operations with crypto at the partner Exchange. The Bank processes the fiat part of transactions between the client and the Exchange, while the Exchange is in charge of crypto part of transactions. Thanks to API integration between the parties, crypto-fiat parts of transactions are instant and aligned. The Bank and the Exchange independently apply the strictest AML/KYC control for the shared client and client's transactions.

The partnership with the Bank will permit Bitsonic Exchange (South Korea) to add a broad range of high-quality banking services for its clients in South Korea and elsewhere. Simultaneously, the clients of Dukascopy Bank will get the opportunity to buy and sell tens of cryptocurrencies using the advanced platform of Bitsonic while keeping their fiat funds under the secure custody of the Multi-Currency Account (MCA) at the Bank.    

Bitsonic is one of the largest crypto exchanges in South Korea operated by Skoopmedia Inc. Skoopmedia is anIT Company registered in the Republic of Korea.

Skoopmedia has provided Development and Service Integration services to Multi-National Companies (MNC) such as Samsung SDS, Hyundai Department, Naver,SM entertainment etc since 2011. Skoopmedia started running a cryptocurrency exchange, Bitsonic, from 2018 and they made a great start since the first year of the operation. Bitsonic was named top 3 cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea with 25 million USD daily trading volumes and highest number of trading pairs on their markets by providing trading bridges through Binance and Cointiger. Skoopmedia has partnered with crypto compliance solution providers such as Dow Jones, Elliptic, CoolBitX to ensure that their crypto trading services are in line with coming crypto regulation in South Korea.

The parties also agreed to list Dukascoin – the first cryptocurrency issued by a Swiss Bank – on the platform of Bitsonic. This step should bring additional interest and liquidity to the Bank's own cryptocurrency from the rapidly developing Asian markets. 

Dr. Andre Duka, CEO-CTO of Dukascopy Bank states: "We are glad to see that our cutting-edge Open Banking ecosystem is growing as new recognized international players are joining forces with us to develop the novel model of cross-industry cooperation. We trust in the bright future of crypto but the one that is regulated and transparent. In contrast to the belligerent appeals from both camps, we are consistently holding to our belief that traditional financial industry and crypto industry can and should naturally complement one another. We are ready to cooperate with the established businesses that share our views. Of course, respecting all the regulatory requirements."