Sygnum Bank rolls out Swiss Franc stablecoin

Sygnum Bank rolls out Swiss Franc stablecoin

  • The stablecoin platform will go live later this year, which will facilitate the trading of financial instruments like bonds and shares.
  • Digital token will serve an important purpose, as it will be backed by the Swiss franc.
  • The Swiss Stock Exchange has always shown strong support for digital assets in the country.

A Switzerland-based crypto-friendly bank, Sygnum AG, is launching a digital version of the Swiss Franc stablecoin known as DCHF token. The main goal is to make it easier for people to invest in digital assets.

The token will be fully supported by the equivalent amount of Swiss Franc and it’s designed to help people easily trade in securities. Reports on the development stated that Sygnum will hold the digital currency at the Swiss National Bank (SNB).

According to a close source, Sygnum will be rolling out the stablecoin which is meant to ease trading of financial instruments like shares, bonds, and others.

The Swiss Stock Exchange has been a staunch supporter of digital currency in Switzerland. The exchange has been trying to develop SDX, an exchange for the trading of digital assets. And Sygnum is among the group of companies in the SDX trading platform.

The trading platform is going live this year

Based on the arrangement, the SDX digital assets platform will be going live later in the year. When it goes live, the platform will offer more cost-effective and faster means of trading of bonds, shares, and other types of securities.

With this action, Sygnum is now the first regulated Swiss bank to roll out a digital stablecoin. The firm will be storing the fiat equivalent of every minted DCHF in the Swiss National Bank. It means that investors’ funds will be secured irrespective of other underlying factors.

DCHF will be promoting Efficiency 

According to Sygnum Bank, the DCHF will serve a very important purpose in the digital financial sector. It can be used as a payment medium for investment dividends of digital company shares, which can be generated via smart contracts.

In a statement on the development and establishment of the stablecoin, Co-founder of Sygnum, Mathias Imbach, pointed out that that the digital Swiss franc will improve efficiency and enormously improve the overall operations of the company.

“Our DCHF digital asset creates considerable operational efficiencies and at the same time promotes the development of new business models,” he said.

SEBA AG and Sygnum were awarded an operational license in August last year by Swiss market regulatory authority, FINMA. The license would enable both firms to offer financial services to both institutional and professional clients. As at then, Sygnum said the award of the license will change the way investors and other stakeholders approach the digital assets market. The firm reiterated that the incorporation of digital assets into mainstream banking will inject the required DLT-driven agility.

By Ali Raza
A journalist, with experience in web journalism and marketing. Ali holds a master's degree in finance and enjoys writing about cryptocurrencies and fintech. Ali’s work has been published on a number of cryptocurrency publications. Raza is the co-founder of 5Gist.com, too, a site dedicated to educating people on 5G technology.

Investing is speculative. When investing your capital is at risk. This site is not intended for use in jurisdictions in which the trading or investments described are prohibited and should only be used by such persons and in such ways as are legally permitted. Your investment may not qualify for investor protection in your country or state of residence, so please conduct your own due diligence. This website is free for you to use but we may receive commission from the companies we feature on this site. Click here for more information.