SEBA Bank’s Hong Kong Subsidiary Receives Approval-in-Principle for Crypto Activities
- SEBA Hong Kong, a major presence in the crypto and blockchain field, has secured an approval-in-principle (AIP) from Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). This achievement empowers SEBA to conduct regulated crypto-related activities.
- The AIP enables SEBA to operate confidently while adhering to regulatory standards. It covers a wide spectrum of activities, including dealing in virtual asset-related products, providing advice on virtual assets and securities, and managing both traditional and virtual assets.
- SEBA Hong Kong is at the forefront of Hong Kong’s dynamic crypto landscape. The AIP positions SEBA among the pioneering entities permitted to offer investment services with crypto capabilities, bolstering its prominence in the crypto economy.
SEBA Hong Kong’s Progressive Journey
SEBA Hong Kong’s AIP from the SFC allows the bank to operate with greater assurance, complying with regulatory standards.
The license encompasses a wide range of activities, including dealing in securities such as virtual asset-related products, advising on securities and virtual assets, and asset management for both traditional and virtual assets.
This achievement positions SEBA Hong Kong among the first group of licensed entities empowered to offer investment services with crypto capabilities, a groundbreaking feat that amplifies the bank’s standing in Hong Kong’s thriving crypto economy.
Hong Kong HashKey’s Crypto Trading Services
In a parallel development, Hong Kong HashKey recently made history as the first cryptocurrency exchange in Hong Kong to secure regulatory clearance for providing crypto trading services to retail traders.
The exchange acquired Type 1 and Type 7 licenses from the SFC, signaling a major leap forward in the regulated crypto trading landscape.
This accomplishment adds to Hong Kong HashKey’s reputation as a dynamic player in the blockchain and Web3 sectors in Hong Kong.
Founded in 2018 by former Goldman Sachs executive Livio Weng, Hong Kong HashKey is a venture capital firm and cryptocurrency exchange headquartered in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong HashKey has positioned itself as a key player in Hong Kong’s Web3 landscape, demonstrated by its strategic investments in high-profile projects.
Shaping the Future of Crypto Banking
The impending issuance of SEBA Hong Kong’s license is a monumental stride in the bank’s Asia Pacific strategy.
This development aligns with SEBA’s vision to provide wealth management, investment, and advisory services that prioritize both security and customer experience within a regulated framework.
As SEBA Hong Kong propels forward, this milestone underscores not only its growth but also the evolving landscape of cryptocurrency in Hong Kong and beyond.
With the support of regulators and a commitment to innovation, the bank is poised to make a lasting imprint on the crypto economy.
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