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Binance pioneers first-ever cryptocurrency banking triparty agreement
Mon, 4th Dec 2023

Binance, the global blockchain environment and world's largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, has successfully executed the first-ever cryptocurrency banking triparty agreement with a third party banking partner. This pioneering solution in the crypto world directly confronts the issue of counterparty risk, a primary concern for institutional investors globally.

The triparty agreement enables institutions to manage their risk exposure by pledging trading collateral in fiat or fiat equivalent with banking custodians. This ground-breaking solution, mimics frameworks found in traditional financial markets, allowing investors to proportion their cryptocurrency asset allocation according to their risk tolerance. The collateral held with the banking partner can be converted to forms such as Treasury Bills, thereby yielding profitable assets.

The news that Binance has achieved the first ever execution of a cryptocurrency triparty arrangement exemplifies the company's intent in pushing the boundaries of the industry. Furthermore, it indicates Binance's commitment to developing and offering innovative services to institutional investors. This development places Binance as the only cryptocurrency exchange presently providing such a solution.

Catherine Chen, Head of VIP and Institutional at Binance, stated "Counterparty risk has long been a concern of institutional investors across the industry. Our team of crypto natives and traditional finance professionals has been exploring a banking triparty agreement for more than a year to address their concern. We've developed a solution that ensures our institutional clients can optimise their collateral and cryptocurrency investments, modelled after the traditional markets' trading conduct.” She also expressed that the company "is in close discussions with an array of banking partners and institutional investors who have also expressed strong interest in participating."

This arrangement marks the first in a succession of pilot projects initiated by Binance. As the leading cryptocurrency exchange continues its drive towards innovation and industry progression, the world of traditional and digital asset management seems poised to witness even more disruption and technological advancements, bridging the worlds of traditional and digital finance more closely than ever before. By addressing the very real risk and trust issues institutional investors face in the crypto space, Binance is paving the way for a more secure and trusted future within the cryptocurrency sector.