US financial regulator allowed banks to open accounts for users to store cryptocurrency assets
The Office of the Comptroller of the United States Currency (OCC) has published Letter On the powers of state banks and federal savings associations to provide cryptocurrency custody services to clients.
The regulator notes that banks have long been providing storage services for physical goods and digital assets (since 1998). Therefore, OCC considers cryptographic keys storage and cryptocurrency to be modern forms of traditional banking.
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The OCC also acknowledges that banks and other service providers have to find new ways to meet customer needs, to digitalize financial markets while continuing to serve as financial intermediaries in the provision of payment, loan and deposit services. needed.
According to Mikhail Chobanan, the founder of the largest Ukrainian crypto-exchange KUNA, the decision bears testimony to the growing demand for such a service. In his Telegram channel He suggested that the Ukrainian regulator may follow this example in the future.
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