Digital asset manager NYDIG is joining forces with banking technology provider Moven to offer plugins for banks that want to launch bitcoin products.
“Being able to offer it on our platform for U.S. banks, it’s the right time frankly,” said Moven founder Brett King. “If PayPal and Square can do it, then community banks should be able to do it, too.” Many of Moven’s clients have around $1 billion in total assets, he said, with some operating with up to $10 billion in total assets.
NYDIG is Moven’s second partnership in the U.S., said King. It partnered with banking tech provider Q2 in November of last year.
Moven advertises itself as a turnkey digital banking product that can be deployed in 30 to 60 days. The partnership will allow NYDIG to deploy its bitcoin products to banks quickly, Sells said.
Moven will be taking advantage of NYDIG’s APIs to offer buy, sell and hold services as well as more sophisticated bitcoin products like a money market account that pays interest in bitcoin or a credit card that has a bitcoin rewards component, Sells added.
“What’s important for any new technology is how easy adoption is,” Sells said. “Even though it may be very small bitcoin balances.”
NYDIG charges a fee for custody with storage options that are overseen by consultancy giant EY. In a low-interest-rate environment,