Crypto exchange Bitstamp on Monday announced that it has partnered with BCB Group, a digital asset prime broker, to enable GBP deposits and withdrawals on its platform.
The direct GBP transfer is limited only to UK-based investors. Though the exchange did not provide any specific timeline for the launch of the service, it mentioned that it would be available by the and of this year.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Bitstamp to create an efficient transaction experience for UK clients wishing to deposit and withdraw funds in GBP,” Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie, chief executive of BCB Group, said.
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BCB Group’s brokerage service offers its investors access to cryptocurrencies across the spectrum of the asset class by providing infrastructure covering onboarding, execution, settlement, reporting, and custodianship.
“This is a great fit,” Nejc Kodrič, CEO of Bitstamp, added. “One of our points of emphasis is providing robust payment rails to our global customer base. We’re excited to have BCB Group provide an additional boost to our efforts on that front.”
Expanding presence in the global markets
Bitstamp is one of the largest crypto exchanges in the European markets. According to Coinmarketcap.com, the platform handled more than $75.5 million of crypto trades in the last 24 hours with a total of 14 crypto-to-fiat and crypto-to-crypto pairs.
The European exchange is also expanding is reach in the foreign markets and, in April, obtained BitLicense from New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to legally offer its services in the state of New York.
Earlier this month, the crypto company also hired Caitlin Barnett, an ex-executive at Winklevoss twins’ Gemini, to head its compliance department in the United States.