Revolut has opened its cryptocurrency services to Australian residents.
- According to a press statement received by CoinDesk on Thursday, Australian customers of the digital banking firm can now buy and sell up to six different digital assets and receive real-time notifications updating users on price movements.
- Australian members of the firm's premium Metal service will get first access.
- Users can now convert Australian dollars, alongside 26 other fiat currencies, into cryptocurrency using the app.
- In early August, Revolut made its first foray into the Australian market with fiat-based banking services including remittances and loans.
- Founded in July 2015, U.K.-based Revolut is a financial services platform offering banking products through its mobile app, generally targeting younger, web-savvy customers.
- In July, Revolut updated its terms giving users legal control over their own cryptocurrency on the platform – though they are still not allowed to transfer digital assets out of the Revolut ecosystem.
- Previously Revolut conducted cryptocurrency transactions on behalf of its customers.
- The fintech firm began its foray into crypto in the summer of 2017 after completing a $66 million series B funding round led by Index Ventures, BitPay, Xapo, Balderton Capital and Ribbit Capital.
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