Coinbase, Conio, Partner to Provide Crypto Services to Italian Banks

Tanzeel Akhtar
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Cryptocurrency wallet firm Conio, partly owned by Poste Italiane and Banca Generali, has partnered with Coinbase to give Italian banks and financial institutions access to digital assets.

Conio said it has added Coinbase Prime as a liquidity provider and the agreement between the two firms  will give a secure way for Italian banks to meet the growing demand for digital assets accessing Coinbase’s liquidity.

“Our goal is to become the most reliable partner for banks, financial institutions, and companies looking to enter the world of digital assets,” said Orlando Merone, general manager of Conio in a press release.

“We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Conio to increase liquidity available to support Italian banks and financial institutions operating in the digital asset sector,” said Daniel Seifert, Vice President and Regional Managing Director, EMEA, Coinbase in a press release.

Conio was founded in 2015 in San Francisco by Christian Miccoli and launched an Italian Bitcoin smartphone wallet. Coinbase was launched in 2012 and is an American publicly traded company that operates a cryptocurrency exchange platform.

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