Digital asset banking
A seamlessly integrated portfolio of regulated banking services, including Trading, Staking, Lending and institutional-grade Custody.
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Sygnum was founded on Swiss and Singaporean heritage in 2017 and became the first digital asset bank.
Nov – Idea born at Singapore Fintech Festival
May – Incorporated in Switzerland
Jun – Incorporated in Singapore
Jun – 50+ team members
Aug – Switzerland: FINMA banking licence
Sep – first Sygnum Bank clients buy BTC & ETH
Oct – Singapore: MAS CMS licence
Oct – Launch: early-stage fund with SBI
Nov – Launch: multi-manager fund-of-funds
Dec – Launch: MOON index ETP
Mar – Launch: Digital CHF
Nov – Launch: tokenisation solution
Dec – Sygnum tokenises its shares
Feb – Bordier first B2B partner
May – Over CHF 1 billion AuA
Jul – First bank to offer ETH staking
Aug – First art ownership tokens: Picasso
Sep – Launch: fund with SBI & Azimut
Nov – VermögensZentrum: B2B banking
Dec – Tokenised CryptoPunk NFT
Dec – Launch: structured product solution
Jan – CHF 2b AuA, USD 90m Series B
Mar – 200+ team members
Apr – Launch: Yield Core AMC
May – Adding services: Singapore CMS licence
Jul – Singapore: discretionary mandates
Sep – First Swiss bank on metaverse
Oct – Maker USD 500m diversification
Nov – First bank with NFT platform
Dec – Expansion to UAE and Luxembourg
Jan – Bison Bank: B2B banking
Mar – Sygnum Bank Middle East opens in Abu Dhabi
Apr – PostFinance: B2B banking
May – Sale of tokenised Picasso painting
Oct – Singapore: MAS MPIL licence
Who is Sygnum?
Sygnum is the world’s first regulated digital asset bank, founded on Swiss and Singapore heritage. We make digital assets bankable, secure and convenient, empowering clients to invest in the digital asset economy with complete trust.
What type of accounts does Sygnum offer to clients?
Sygnum offers clients both fiat and digital asset accounts, seamlessly integrated in one e-banking solution. Sygnum supports the following fiat currencies: CHF, EUR, USD and SGD with additional fiat currencies available on request. Sygnum offers custody services for a diverse and growing range of cryptocurrencies and asset tokens, click here to view.
Is Sygnum fully regulated?
Yes. One of Sygnum’s founding strategies was to be fully regulated from day one in both Switzerland and Singapore. Sygnum holds a banking and securities dealer licence from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), and a Capital Markets Services (CMS) licence from the MAS in Singapore. In June 2023, Sygnum Singapore was granted in principle approval of a Major Payments Institutional Licence from the MAS. In December 2022, Sygnum expanded its offering into Luxembourg, and in March 2023 received a Financial Services Permission (FSP) from the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA).
What countries does Sygnum operate in?
Sygnum operates out of Zurich, Switzerland, Abu Dhabi in the UAE, and Singapore. Sygnum services clients internationally in a fully compliant, reverse solicitation basis.
Sygnum Singapore obtains Major Payment Institution Licence from MAS
Sygnum Singapore receives in-principle approval of Major Payment Institution Licence from MAS
Sygnum to collaborate on Web3 solutions with Hong Kong’s Century City Group
Dr. Peter WuffliSygnum Director and former Group CEO UBS
“Distributed ledger technology crystallizes a series of technological developments in recent years that together could help the financial services industry achieve new levels of speed, quality and efficiency.”
Stefan LinderSygnum industry advisor and Co-Founder Swiss Economic Forum
“Sygnum has the potential to usher in a new age in banking with blockchain technology and to redefine trade of traditional and digital assets.”