A Guide to Digital Banking Part 2: Banking

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Before you read about how companies all over the world are accommodating to a shift in how we see money and assets, make sure you have read part one of this two-part article. In part one, we see how tokenization and cryptocurrencies have shifted our understanding of investing, currency, and more.

If you have already read part one, in this article, we look at three revolutionary companies that are not only following the trends of digitizing our wealth but are leading the way. With all of the advances of tokenization and the rising access to cryptocurrencies, managing these digital assets are coming into question. Major banks and tech startups alike are finding innovative ways to hold, invest, and trade tokens.

International banks like UBS are beginning to implement crypto services and blockchain-based trading. UBS specifically plans to integrate tokens in their cross-border trades, which is one of the most significant developments to date to get crypto and token use in the mainstream.

While it is great that large established banks are making headway in terms of crypto, with alternative and decentralized currency and assets, come alternative banking. Global establishments are offering services regarding all things crypto and tokenization.

Alpen Partners believes that every investor should consider keeping up with these emerging trends. Below are three of our digital asset management partners. For more information on the digitization of wealth, investing in digital assets, or how you can get in front of fintech trends, contact Alpen Partners below.


Sygnum is a fin-tech company based in Switzerland and Singapore that works with clients with their digital asset needs.

This tech-driven company works to empower financial services in the expanding economy of digital assets. Their goal is to give clients and partners integrated solutions to store, trade, manage, and issue digital assets. Sygnum utilizes ledger technology to change the financial industry.

Not only does Sygnum want to give clients the solutions needed for digital assets but also to inspire individuals all over the world to create and have access to ownership and value.

Many are doubtful of the migration to tokenization and digital asset. The Sygnum team is ready to challenge the status quo of the financial industry by getting behind the growing tokenization ecosystem, offering cutting-edge and practical solutions to digital asset problems. They want to move beyond mainstream awareness and grow everyday use.


SEBA is a Swiss frontrunner in technology and finance. This FINMA licensed and supervised bank provides institutional and private clients with secure and integrated access to digital and traditional asset markets.

The bank is developing a comprehensive list of services to be utilized by banks, asset managers, private, professional investors, and family offices. These services will provide secure access to assets that are both physical and digital. These services include:

  • Custody storage
  • Trading and liquidity management
  • Asset and wealth management
  • Transaction banking
  • Tokenization

About Revolut

Revolut is a UK based fintech company that offers a variety of services, including prepaid debit cards, cryptocurrency exchange, peer-to-peer payments, and currency exchanges. The company began in July 2015 by cofounders Vlad Yatsenko and Nikolay Storonsky, both financial experts.

Since its formation in 2015, Revolut has gathered business from all over the world:

  • More than 3 million customers
  • Over 250 million transactions
  • Has a value of over $30 billion

Let us take a quick look at some of the services offered by Revolut.

Revolut is changing the way we do our personal financial activity. In just minutes, users can create an account, unlike the bank. Since there are no branches, new users can make an account directly from their phones.

One of the greatest features is the built-in budgeting. The app will tell you exactly how much you are spending and on what each month. It will even send immediate spending notifications. Enhance your experience by setting your monthly budget so you aren’t spending too much on going out to eat.

Not only is Revolut a must-have for your personal banking and financial activity, but there are also advantages to having an account for your business as well, especially with those doing international business.

With Revolut, you can make fast, international money transfers and without fees. With a multi-currency business account, users can hold, receive, and exchange 24 different currencies by using the real interbank exchange rate.

Revolut even allows users to exchange cryptocurrency, changing the way trading is done. Long gone are the days that crypto exchanging is difficult and time-consuming. Revolut gives users instant exposure to crypto with just the touch of a button, instantly exchanging 24 different currencies directly into crypto.

Revolut will also give users up-to-date cryptocurrency graphs that display the current rates and can even set up price alerts that will notify traders when the crypto reaches a certain value.

Accessing Cryptobanking with Alpen Partners

The shift we are seeing is that of a digital age. Tech-savvy individuals are seeking easy access, convenience, efficiency, and speed in every part of their lives, including their finances. Having the ability to make transactions from the convenience of a phone or other electronic platform is what is creating this strong push towards Fintech.

Looking beyond blockchains, we are seeing technology have a hand in simple things such as payment and holding money and more complex life aspects like investment advising. Some companies are even developing ways artificial intelligence can assist in hedge fund managing!

If you want access to digital asset investing and management or want more information regarding crypto banking, contact Alpen Partners today!

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