Chile – Cryptocurrency exchanges can now open a bank account in BCI after several court conflicts in Chile.
BCI is a financial institution that determines a protocol to support these businesses. The initial exchange that opened an account was Buda, a local crypto exchange platform, and it fulfilled the financial institution’s obligations in the protocol.
A bank in this country revealed that it acquired a procedure to let cryptocurrency exchanges establish checking accounts on October 28. It’s a milestone for cryptocurrency exchanges because they fought for their right to utilize old-fashioned banking services for many years.
The procedure includes FATF’s requirements or the Financial Action Task Force. The protocol includes the realization of compliance processes, deterrence of money laundering, traceability of transactions, audit reports and financing of terrorism from an outside company.
As per a spokesperson from Diario Financiero, a local newspaper in Chile, this news will benefit the crypto exchange customers. According to the bank, their objective is to support clients in other for them to operate in the crypto market within a structure of trust and security.
In 2018, there were conflicts between the banks in this country and cryptocurrency exchanges. It happened when Crypto MKT and Buda, two local crypto exchanges, began a battle to be capable of enjoying bank services after the closure of the accounts. The legal conflict continued until the declaration of this news. The exchanges mentioned that the banks abuse their authority to cripple the probable competition that changes funding systems, which includes cryptocurrency.
The other crypto exchange, Buda, was the first exchange platform to have a checking account after signing a contract with BCI. This contract will let other crypto exchanges inquire about banking services with the funding institution, having to satisfy the requirements specified in the established protocol.
Guillermo Torrealba, the CEO of Buda, stated that they are happy with the contract and are grateful for the vision of Banco BCI. It’s only time before cryptocurrencies become banking’s fundamental part. He also said that they want to boost that moment.
Regarding other Latam countries, banks were more open to providing digital asset-related services, such as Santander. This service already had a crypto asset division, which plans to introduce digital asset services to customers in Brazil.
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