Crypto.com and Silvergate enable institutions to buy and sell crypto with USD
Silvergate is a major crypto bank known for assisting the launch of El Salvador’s crypto wallet Chivo.
Major cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com continues expanding its crypto on-ramp and off-ramp solutions with a new partnership with the California state-chartered bank Silvergate.
Crypto.com announced on Nov. 30 that it is working with Silvergate to allow institutional clients to deposit and withdraw from the exchange using the U.S. dollar (USD).
According to the announcement, bank transfers to and from the Crypto.com exchange are now available for institutional investors. With the help of Silvergate, institutional clients can transfer USD between their bank accounts and Crypto.com with no fees.
The new feature is enabled through the Silvergate Exchange Network, a payments platform enabling users to instantly send U.S. dollars at any time of the day. The feature will be available to institutional clients in all exchange available markets, the announcement notes.
Crypto.com co-founder and CEO Kris Marszalek said that the new feature is “highly requested” and supports the company’s vision of accelerating the world’s transition to cryptocurrency. “We are excited to work with Silvergate to provide an additional fiat on/off ramp solution to our institutional clients,” he added.
As previously reported, Crypto.com has been working with the USD Coin (USDC) stablecoin issuer Circle to provide USD deposits and withdrawals on its platform.
Crypto.com launched withdrawals through USD bank transfers for institutional clients across more than 60 countries via Circle API in August. The exchange previously partnered with Circle to enable USD deposits and USDC transfers for users in more than 30 countries.
Silvergate is a crypto-focused bank known as the issuer of Facebook’s not-yet-launched digital currency Diem USD and the manager of its reserve. The bank also assisted the launch of El Salvador’s government-backed Bitcoin (BTC) wallet Chivo, acting as a responsible entity for facilitating Chivo’s U.S. dollar transactions.