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Avaloq and Cyber Infrastructure Firm Metaco Team Up with Gazprombank

Banking technology supplier Avaloq and crypto infrastructure firm Metaco have partnered with Gazprombank, a Swiss bank, to implement their integrated crypto asset solution, reports Henry Vilar of Fintech Futures (Finovate’s sister publication).

The aim of this project is to provide banks and wealth managers with a solution for the management of client portfolios across all asset classes including cryptocurrencies.

Gazprombank, which is already an Avaloq client, aims to offer a cryptocurrency service to its clients in mid-2019.

The solution will integrate SILO, Metaco’s crypto-wallet management solution, within the Avaloq Banking Suite. The two firms are already familiar with each other as Avaloq has a 10% stake in Metaco.

It will also allow banking and wealth management clients to buy, sell and transfer crypto assets and currencies, without any need for a crypto-wallet or private key management.

Adrien Treccani, founder and CEO of Metaco, said: “We know that security and secure custody are of paramount importance and Metaco’s multi-signature support will make the solution fully capable for institutional use.”

Metaco’s HSM (hardware security module) ensures a “military security” solution for storing private keys and managing wallets and operations. The new solution will support a multi-signature system for transaction approval.

Avaloq demonstrated its double marketplace at FinovateAsia 2018 last month. The double marketplace is a new feature of the company’s ecosystem that brings the app store concept to banking. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Avaloq was founded in 1985.