Liechtenstein bank issues own crypto stable coin

Thursday 23 August 2018 10:24 CET | News

Union Bank, a Liechtenstein-based bank, has announced it was issuing its own security tokens and in-house cryptocurrency backed by fiat.

The bank, which has concentrated increasingly on blockchain in 2018, said issuing its so-called “Union Bank Payment Coin (UBPC)” was a further step towards becoming a “full-service blockchain investment bank”, according to Coin Telegraph.

UBPC will act as a stable coin, the institution explained, and will have fiat currencies “such as the Swiss Franc” as its backing. The news coincides with the launch of a fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchange by Binance in the small European principality catering to both Swiss Francs and Euros.

Both Binance and Union Bank praised the jurisdiction’s pro-blockchain stance, indicating a desire to see functionality increase in time.

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Keywords: Union Bank, Liechtenstein, cryptocurrency, blockchain, stable coin, Binanace
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