Geneva-headquartered Dukascopy Bank has enhanced its digital asset services with the launch of a marketplace for peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange of  cryptocurrencies  , the company announced on Monday.

The new service is providing a price bulletin board for listing buying and selling prices for the desired cryptocurrencies. The platform is available to only regular Dukascopy customers.

Initially, the P2P platform is supporting 12 major digital currencies, but the trading service provider has plans to strengthen the list with the addition of  altcoins  and even non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

“The role of the Bank in the process of a P2P exchange between two clients is to ensure the security of the fiat settlement,” Dukascopy stated.

The financial services company further explained that its focus will be involved in securing the fiat funds in the P2P transaction. It will block the fiat funds of the buyer until the seller successfully delivers the traded cryptocurrency to the buyer's crypto wallet.

“The key distinctive feature proposed by Dukascopy's P2P solution compared to other existing platforms is the safe execution of the fiat leg of the exchange operation,” the company explained.

“Other systems within the industry provide escrow to the crypto leg while in fact, it is the fiat leg that is more problematic and riskier to settle, harder to verify and control by an independent investigator. To avoid the settlement risk, the users of Dukascopy P2P service need to strictly follow the rules of the P2P marketplace and not send fiat funds outside of its perimeter.”

Enhancing Crypto Services

These new services of Dukascopy came weeks after the authorization of the Swiss financial market regulator for offering cryptocurrency custodian services.

Now, the company is planning to launch API-based connectivity to the P2P marketplace, bringing automated order control and advanced trading functionalities. Those additions will make its service suitable for sophisticated customers.

Geneva-headquartered Dukascopy Bank has enhanced its digital asset services with the launch of a marketplace for peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange of  cryptocurrencies  , the company announced on Monday.

The new service is providing a price bulletin board for listing buying and selling prices for the desired cryptocurrencies. The platform is available to only regular Dukascopy customers.

Initially, the P2P platform is supporting 12 major digital currencies, but the trading service provider has plans to strengthen the list with the addition of  altcoins  and even non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

“The role of the Bank in the process of a P2P exchange between two clients is to ensure the security of the fiat settlement,” Dukascopy stated.

The financial services company further explained that its focus will be involved in securing the fiat funds in the P2P transaction. It will block the fiat funds of the buyer until the seller successfully delivers the traded cryptocurrency to the buyer's crypto wallet.

“The key distinctive feature proposed by Dukascopy's P2P solution compared to other existing platforms is the safe execution of the fiat leg of the exchange operation,” the company explained.

“Other systems within the industry provide escrow to the crypto leg while in fact, it is the fiat leg that is more problematic and riskier to settle, harder to verify and control by an independent investigator. To avoid the settlement risk, the users of Dukascopy P2P service need to strictly follow the rules of the P2P marketplace and not send fiat funds outside of its perimeter.”

Enhancing Crypto Services

These new services of Dukascopy came weeks after the authorization of the Swiss financial market regulator for offering cryptocurrency custodian services.

Now, the company is planning to launch API-based connectivity to the P2P marketplace, bringing automated order control and advanced trading functionalities. Those additions will make its service suitable for sophisticated customers.