SatoshiPay to Become First User of German Bank's Euro Stablecoin

Bankhaus von der Heydt partnered with Bitbond to launch its euro-backed stablecoin on Stellar last week.

Dec 15, 2020 at 12:07 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:43 a.m. UTC

Cryptocurrency payments provider SatoshiPay has inked a deal with German bank Bankhaus von der Heydt to become the first user of its recently revealed euro-backed stablecoin (EURB).

  • Announced Tuesday by SatoshiPay investor Blue Star Capital, the payments firm plans to integrate the regulatory complaint EURB into its cross border money transfer service called DTransfer.
  • Bankhaus von der Heydt, an institution established in 1754, partnered with Bitbond to launch its euro-backed stablecoin on Stellar last week.
  • Bitbond played a role in the development and integration of EURB, while Bankhaus von der Heydt provides its banking infrastructure and regulatory framework.
  • U.K. based Blue Star, which has a 27.7% stake in the company, said the addition of EURB would be good for SatoshiPay users.
  • Bankhaus von der Heydt brings "a stable on and off-ramp for EURB transactions with instant EUR-based bank transfers within the Single Euro Payments Area," according to the announcement.
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