Canadian Bank to Launch Uncheckable ‘Deposit Box’

VersaBank has confirmed that it has completed the beta testing of its digital vault for storing cryptocurrency. The bank aims to attract crypto exchanges and funds as clients for its new deposit box. The product offers cryptocurrency storage on servers throughout the world.

The president indicated that while many are still planning of creating a digital safety deposit box, VersaBank has not only designed it but also built it. Today, it is being commercialized as part of its service. The VerseVault will begin unfolding its services to cryptocurrency investment funds and cryptocurrency exchanges.

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The product provides cryptocurrency storage on servers dotted throughout the world, the deposit box element lying in the fact the bank itself can neither brute force the digital ‘boxes’ nor know their contents.

“While many are considering ideas and plans for a digital safety deposit box, we have designed and built it, and are now commercializing a first of its kind service,” David Taylor, president and CEO of VersaBank and VersaVault commented in the press release, adding:

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“…The VersaVault will now begin rolling out services to cryptocurrency exchanges and crypto investment funds.”

The move takes the relatively unknown VersaBank along the same trajectory as several players in Europe.

As Cointelegraph reported, Lichtenstein’s Bank Frick released cold storage of cryptocurrency funds as part of its in-house offer earlier this year, while fellow institution Union Bank announced a pivot to become fully focused on cryptocurrency and blockchain in August.

The heavyweights of cryptocurrency storage still reside within the industry itself, institutions making use of services such as Xapo’s physical storage in Swiss vaults.

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Aamir Kapoor is a fintech writer specializing in cryptocurrency and blockchain. He has a background in finance and banking and was a researcher.