Coinbase Set to Launch Insurance Subsidiary With Aon

Coinbase Set to Launch Insurance Subsidiary With Aon

Coinbase Set to Launch Insurance Subsidiary With Aon
                                  Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is teaming up with insurance provider Aon to launch a captive insurance subsidiary that would solely serve the exchange.

Major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is preparing to launch

its own insurance company, according to a report from CoinDesk. The exchange is reportedly in advanced talks with insurance giant Aon to launch a captive insurance subsidiary, an insurance company solely owned by the firm being insured. Captives are maintained by firms to reduce insurance costs and improve access to reinsurance products.

A partnership such as this could be a solution to the reported shortage of insurance options that exists for cryptocurrency exchanges. Exchanges often have to self-insure by setting money aside for rainy days. Binance’s Secure Asset Fund for Users (SAFU) is a popular example. SAFU is an emergency insurance fund set aside by the exchange in case of potential loss of funds due to security breaches. Huobi and Kraken have emergency funds too. However, given the lack of proper structure and regulation, the companies can access the funds and use them for other purposes. This could go on to decrease available coverage in the long run. 

A captive insurance model like this could bring a stable, regulated and segregated infrastructure to the crypto insurance sub-industry. “If a firm is self-insuring, they’ve accepted responsibility for funding 100% of any loss,” Aon’s managing director, Jacqueline Quintal, said, per CoinDesk. “Captives, in comparison, provide a means through which firms can access insurance or reinsurance, while also pre-funding self-insured loss amounts in a more formal way than simply setting aside capital.”Earlier this year, Coinbase shared details of its $255 million insurance coverage for its hot wallets, which was purchased from Aon.

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Bibox Europe Gives Coinbase Competition Offers Fiat On-Ramp for Traditional Investors After Equity Backing from Top Bank

Bibox Europe Gives Coinbase Competition; Offers Fiat On-Ramp for Traditional Investors After Equity Backing from Top Bank

Bibox Europe (Bibox EU) secured full regulatory compliance, allowing it to offer cryptocurrency offerings linked to the world of traditional finance.

                                

Bibox EU is making forays into linking digital assets

with the world of traditional finance. The market operator has secured full regulatory compliance, making it capable of offering reliable fiat-to-crypto services for retail and

institutional investors.

“Bibox EU allows easier access to digital assets by supporting fiat currency to crypto brokerage service and provides a reliable platform for all investors to build their own crypto portfolio. And we are regulated and compliant with Swiss banks and insurance companies having its back”, Bibox’s cofounder Aries Wang said.

In addition to the success of setting up a fiat gateway, Bibox EU has secured a funding round, through an equity investment coming from one of the top 10 banks in the world. Additionally, Bibox EU has access to the service of multiple Swiss banks, allowing it to support transactions within the regulatory framework.

Bibox thus follows the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space, where fiat access is becoming more important. The approach of Bibox EU is expanding on the moves of market operators like Coinbase to offer more chances for direct purchases of digital assets. Combining compliance and banking access has allowed Coinbase to expand its services to an additional 85 countries, and more than 100 in total. Coinbase has achieved this through the fully compliant USD Coin (USDC). Bibox EU offers another unique approach for a fiat on-ramp, exclusively accessible to 27 member-countries of the European Union and additional compliant states.

Bibox EU has four major directions of development in building the full fiat gateway for traditional finance investors. The first direction is getting access to digital assets through the most widely used fiat currencies – US Dollar, Euro, British Pound, and Swiss Franc. Secondly, Bibox EU offers fully compliant custodian services, offering greater ease and security for cryptocurrency storage. Bibox EU is under insurance coverage, securing all funds and transactions on the platform. Furthermore, the financial service provider is also aiming to add credit card services, as well as launching OTC trading desk to provide crypto brokerage.

Thus, Bibox EU sets out to be a blockchain financial service company, recognized by leading banking partners. The market operator has reached out to hedge funds, asset management firms and family offices, with the goal of creating the Bibox Finance Ecology. The exchange puts high importance on compliance and security, moving beyond the unregulated phase of the crypto-to-crypto markets. The European Union legislation also offers a clear framework for compliance and is one of the regions hosting some of the best-performing fiat-to-crypto and OTC services. Additionally, Bibox works as an innovative, highly liquid crypto-to-crypto exchange, offering its own BIX native token for trading incentives. The Bibox Token (BIX) is trading at $0.33, up more than 250% since the start of 2019.

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Coinbase Loses 3 Senior Executives in 6 Months as Dan Romero Quits Position

Coinbase Loses 3 Senior Executives in 6 Months as Dan Romero Quits Position

                               

United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase

has lost another senior executive as its head of international, Dan Romero, announced his resignation in a blog post on April 12. Romero, who worked for five years at the company in various positions, follows director of institutional sales, Christine Sandler, and ex-vice president and general manager, Adam White in quitting the firm. Sandler left in March to join pro-crypto financial services giant Fidelity Investments, while White sought new pastures in October last year.

Romero had also worked in White’s role, and his departure continues a winding down of institution-focused activity at Coinbase. While continuing its expansion, retail and cryptocurrency industry business now forms a priority for the exchange. “After 5 years, I’m leaving Coinbase at the end of the month,” Romero confirmed in his post,

adding:

“I’m planning to take some time to figure out what’s next, but I remain as optimistic as ever about the potential of cryptocurrency and Coinbase.”

“An increasing number of cryptocurrency entrepreneurs are quietly building the infrastructure necessary for a more open, permissionless and decentralized version of the Internet and the global financial system,” Romero continued. As Cointelegraph reported, Coinbase branched out into international payments at the start of this month, followed this week by the launch of a dedicated cryptocurrency Visa card for its United Kingdom market. LinkedIn included Coinbase in its list of top 50 most popular U.S. companies in April, the company being the only one from the crypto sector to make the latest rankings.

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