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Teutonic Assurance: Pioneering Crypto Staking by German Financial Titans, Set for 2024 Unveiling

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Sep 16, 2023 at 01:59 pm

Boerse Stuttgart Digital, the specialized crypto division of the Stuttgart Stock Exchange, has successfully secured a digital asset custody license in Germany. According to a spokesperson for the company, Boerse Stuttgart Digital is gearing up to launch a fully insured cryptocurrency staking service in the upcoming year.

In a joint announcement, Boerse Stuttgart Digital and global reinsurance company Munich Re revealed the development of an insurance product tailored to mitigate the risks associated with slashing. Slashing involves penalizing validators within a proof-of-stake blockchain for breaches of network protocols or engaging in malicious activities, resulting in the suspension or loss of their staked tokens.

This move exemplifies how established financial institutions are venturing further into the cryptocurrency realm, reflecting the maturation of the digital asset industry and its growing integration with traditional investment services.

Recent reports have indicated that Deutsche Bank, Germany’s largest lender, is collaborating with Taurus on endeavors related to digital asset custody and tokenization. Similarly, HSBC, a global banking giant, is partnering with the crypto custody firm Fireblocks. Meanwhile, in the United States, the investment powerhouse Franklin Templeton has entered the competition to launch the inaugural spot bitcoin ETF.

Boerse Stuttgart Digital operates under the umbrella of the Boerse Stuttgart Group, which proudly identifies itself as the sixth-largest stock exchange group in Europe. Earlier this year, the company obtained a license from the German financial regulatory authority BaFin, facilitated through its subsidiary Blocknox GmbH, to provide custody services for digital assets.

By expanding its custody offerings to include staking, Boerse Stuttgart Digital empowers both itself and its clientele to earn rewards on the assets entrusted to the company.

Dr. Oliver Vins, the Managing Director of Boerse Stuttgart Digital, remarked in a statement, “We have observed a growing interest from institutional investors in the staking sector, eagerly awaiting the opportunity to participate, provided they have full confidence in the security of the ecosystem.”

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