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Some of the anticipated services to be offered through the new partnership between SBI and SIX includes listing, trading, CSD infrastructure, digital assets issuing, and crypto custodian services.
SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) and SBI Digital Asset Holdings Co Ltd have today announced a joint venture meant to steer forward the institutional crypto adoption in the region. According to the press release, the joint venture will focus on both regulated digital assets securities and cryptocurrency assets. Apparently, through the partnership, both entities will bring onboard their services and technologies to oversee a successful venture. With both companies having demonstrated a notable influence in the institutional crypto industry, their partnership is anticipated to onboard further clients in different markets.
Some of the anticipated services to be offered through the new partnership between SBI and SIX includes listing, trading, CSD infrastructure, digital assets issuing, and crypto custodian services. However, it is expected to take up to two years for things to fully keep rolling. The Singapore operations are expected to kickstart by 2021, while the plans to roll out active offerings are set for 2022.
After the new joint venture is completely rolled out, the two entities promise their investors a significant investment reduced barrier. This is primarily because they intend to use the distributed ledger technology to enhance the speed of on boarding thus reducing the associated operational risks.
Notably, through the introduction of Digital Market Infrastructure (DMI), the middle-layer processes can be significantly reduced. As a result, the institutional investors using the venture platform have better services. Particularly, the use of DMI will allow a condensed process and faster transfer of data
The Leadership Board on SBI and SIX Partnership
According to Thomas Zeeb, the Chairman SDX, & Member Executive Board, SIX, the partnership between SIX and SBI will be a strategic one, especially for the Asian market. “SIX has significant experience in delivering trusted and secure capabilities to institutional capital markets and we look forward to bringing the best of SIX to our partnership with SBI in Asia, which we see as a strategically important region for growth,” Zeeb noted.
On the other hand, Tim Grant, Head of SDX, noted that the partnership marks an important milestone for a crypto exchange that has been in ‘pursuit of the next generational global liquidity network for digital assets.’ “The partnership will allow us to provide services into the Asian market as well as open up the trading channel between Europe and APAC,” Grant noted.
As from the SBI leadership board, Yoshitaka Kitao, CEO of SBI Holdings Inc, noted that the partnership will significantly strengthen its different market ventures.
“Together with SDX‘s strength in Switzerland and our planned digital exchange in Osaka, this venture will establish a powerful institutional corridor between Europe and Asia,” Kitao explained through the press release.
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