Crypto Banking – the Future of Personal and Business Finance?

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With the recent announcement of JP Morgans cryptocurrency making huge headlines throughout the industry, its now become clear that crypto isnt a fad. Its here to stay, despite what many in the traditional finance industry think.

Weve heard the term crypto bank in the past, but not many people are entirely clear on what this is or how such a platform would operate.

What is a crypto bank?

In simple terms, a crypto bank would be a decentralized platform that can carry out all of the same functions that a traditional bank can without the need for a mediator.

What should we look for from a crypto bank?

Like any bank, the foundation is user accounts, which can be either anonymous or identified.

Providing business and/or personal account options comes as standard with traditional banks, and theres no real reason why this cant be the case with crypto banks as well.

Accounts would feature services such as a multi-sig wallet, acquiring services for buying cryptocurrencies, the ability to transfer funds between accounts on a domestic and international basis without the usual high costs that we see from traditional banks.

Transfer speeds would be faster as well.

A Single, Easy-to-use Platform

Instead of having to use different apps and platforms to manage your finances, the ideal crypto bank would allow you to access all crypto services on a single platform including full account management and exchange facilities.

ATRONOCOM CEO Thomas Koller stated that:

In this day and age, I should be able to obtain all the services I need from a single source. It should not be that we have to download five different applications for five products on our mobile phones. ATRONOCOM offers a perfect bridge between the old and new worlds by focussing on speed, transaction cost, and scalability.

Credit facilities

Credit facilities offered by a crypto bank, with lending that is facilitated by a blockchain-based open market could lead to more competitive and transparent interest rates.

This would be a breath of fresh air in comparison to the current credit system that many see as being unfair and controlled by a few select financial institutions to the detriment of the broader market.

ETHLend is a good example of how crypto credit could work.

Virtual debit cards

Being able to use a virtual (or a physical) debit card to make payments using crypto has long been considered the holy grail for crypto banks, offering a simplified and streamlined way to use crypto in a real-life way. Such a facility will be a must for mainstream acceptance and adoption of the technology.

Wirex offers physical cards, while companies like Bonpay offer virtual and physical varieties.

Lower transaction costs

One of the most significant advantages of using bloc ...

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