Sygnum Bank

Sygnum – rooted in
Swiss and Singapore Heritage

Sygnum is the world’s first digital asset bank, and a digital asset specialist with global reach. Sygnum empowers institutional and private qualified investors, corporates, banks, and other financial institutions to invest in the digital asset economy with complete trust. Sygnum operates an independently controlled, scalable, and future-proof regulated banking platform.

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Digital asset banking

A seamlessly integrated portfolio of regulated banking services, including Trading, Staking, Lending and institutional-grade Custody.

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Tokenization

Learn how tokenization lets issuers and investors raise capital, issue tokenized securities and offer diversified investments.

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Asset management

Learn about the portfolio of investment strategies to access the digital asset markets.

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B2B banking

Find out why banks work with Sygnum to offer their clients digital assets. Build expertise in Future Finance with integrated crypto compliance and RegTech.

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People stories

We proudly introduce you to the people behind Sygnum. Click on the video below to see an example of what our people think about working at Sygnum and what the future holds.

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Timeline

Sygnum was founded on Swiss and Singaporean heritage in 2017 and Sygnum Bank became the first digital asset bank in 2019.

2017

Nov – Idea born at Singapore Fintech Festival

2018

May – Incorporated in Switzerland

Jun – Incorporated in Singapore

2019

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

2020

Mar – Launch: Digital CHF

Nov – Launch: tokenization solution

Dec – Sygnum tokenizes its shares

2021

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 – Tokenized CryptoPunk NFT

Dec – Launch: structured product solution

2022

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

2023

Jan – Bison Bank: B2B banking

Mar – Sygnum Bank Middle East opens in Abu Dhabi

Apr – PostFinance announcement: B2B banking

May – Sale of tokenized Picasso painting

Oct – Singapore: MAS MPIL licence

Dec – Future Finance Report: 1st institutional investor survey

2024

Jan – USD 40m oversubscribed growth round financing

Feb – PostFinance launch crypto offering: B2B banking

Feb – Hamilton Lane USD 3.8b Private Markets fund tokenization with Apex

Mar – Matter Labs USD 6.9b treasury tokenization with Fidelity

FAQ

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.

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News

Sygnum launches Connect 24/7 Multi-Asset Instant Settlement Network

Zurich, 11 July, 2024 – Sygnum, a global digital asset banking group, announces the launch of Sygnum Connect, its 24/7 multi-asset instant settlement network. The network settles fiat, digital…
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Sygnum and Fidelity International Partner With Chainlink To Provide Fund NAV Data Onchain

ZURICH, JULY 3, 2024 – Today at Point Zero Forum, Chainlink announced a collaboration with Fidelity International and Sygnum to bring Net Asset Value (NAV) data onchain. In this landmark production…
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Sygnum Onboards 20+ banks to Enable Regulated Crypto Services For Third of Swiss Population

Zurich, 27 June, 2024 – Sygnum, a global digital asset group, announces that it has reached the milestone of 20+ banks and international financial institutions onboarded onto its B2B platform. This…
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Industry voices

Peter Wuffli

Dr. Peter Wuffli

Sygnum 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 Linder

Stefan Linder

Sygnum 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.”

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