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German DZ Bank adds digital currencies to asset management services

German asset manager DZ Bank collaborated with Swiss technology firm Metaco to add digital asset management into its services.

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DZ Bank, Germany’s second-largest bank in terms of asset size, will fully integrate digital currencies into its asset management services in collaboration with the digital asset firm Metaco.

According to the announcement sent to Cointelegraph, DZ Bank selected Metaco’s custody platform Harmonize to offer digital currencies to its institutional clients. Nils Christopeit, an executive at DZ Bank, said that the Metaco Harmonize platform suits their requirements in terms of security and scalability.

“With the offering we can build by using this technology, we trust to create a durable and fast-growing business cooperation as well as an attractive solution for our clients that can also meet the requirements of digital currencies and decentralized financial instruments,” Christopeit added.

Craig Perrin, the chief sales officer at Metaco, also commented on the collaboration. The executive expressed the team’s excitement in supporting DZ Bank’s institutional offerings. He said Metaco’s infrastructure is specifically designed to support institutions adopting digital assets and participating in the digital asset economy. He added:

Metaco has been actively collaborating with various key players within Germany. On Feb. 9, the digital asset management platform announced a partnership with the German DekaBank to launch a blockchain-based tokenization platform. According to the announcement, the infrastructure is expected to be built in 2023 and may be released in 2024. 

Apart from Germany, the digital asset management platform also collaborated with a Turkish automaker and one of the most popular local banks in the Philippines. On Jan. 10, Metaco partnered with Turkish automotive technology company Togg to help secure its smart contract-based auto mobility services. On Nov. 2, 2022, the firm also helped UnionBank of the Philippines to launch its custody and trading services for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).