Dukascopy develops new framework for settlement of money for P2P crypto-fiat exchange
Dukascopy Bank announces that it has developed a new framework for secure settlement of money for the P2P crypto-fiat exchange operations between clients.
Dukascopy Bank regularly receives requests from its clients to send or receive money related to P2P crypto-fiat exchange transactions in blockchain. The P2P crypto-fiat exchange is usually based on an individual agreement between two blockchain wallet holders. Crypto currency is transferred between the blockchain wallets and the transfer of money is executed by a regulated banking/payment institution. Each transaction must comply with strict regulatory standards to clearly determine its economic nature and comply with AML protocol.
The Bank’s experience in supporting P2P crypto-fiat exchange operations enables it to formalize a new framework facilitating such operations safely. This framework ensures that both sellers and buyers can securely transfer crypto funds between their blockchain wallets and exchange the agreed upon fiat amount between their bank accounts.
The Bank preliminary verifies that the buyer has the agreed upon amount and temporarily blocks these funds before depositing the money into the seller’s MCA account. Simultaneously, clients buying crypto can be sure that their money will be transferred to the seller only if that seller executes a transfer for the corresponding amount of cryptocurrency from their blockchain wallet and at the predetermined time.
This new framework is available for Dukascopy’s clients in the Dukascopy Connect 911 application through the “911” public channel. All MCA clients may take part in beta testing in a LIVE environment that will last until December 24, 2021. The access to the framework will be temporarily suspended for the period of Christmas and New Year holidays and is expected to be restored from January 10, 2022 in fully operational regime.
The Bitcoin and Ether are two crypto currencies supported during the P2P framework launch. Other crypto instruments including NFT-tokens will expand the instruments list soon.