Metallicus, a leading player in digital asset banking, has launched the Metal Blockchain Banking Innovation Program.
This initiative aims to integrate blockchain technology into the banking and credit union sector, with a specific focus on digital identity, tokenization and compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).
Metallicus CEO Marshall Hayner expressed excitement regarding the introduction of the program. He highlighted the company’s transformative efforts to reshape the banking sector, underlining a strong dedication to digital identity and BSA compliance.
Hayner affirmed Metallicus’ readiness to take the lead in delivering secure and compliant blockchain solutions for banks. The CEO eagerly looks forward to collaborating with financial institutions, fintech innovators and industry experts to collaboratively influence the direction of regulated blockchain adoption in the future.
Together with the launch of the program, Metallicus announced numerous integrations and partnerships with prominent fintech firms. Additionally, the company established research agreements with several financial institutions actively exploring and seeking to enhance their blockchain initiatives.
Metallicus aims to lead banks into the blockchain era
The Banking Innovation Program offers various benefits, including expert collaboration, research and development grants and tailored use case development. Importantly, the program operates at no cost to participating financial institutions. Metallicus claims this approach highlights its strong belief in eliminating financial barriers to cultivate a collaborative and innovative environment.
Donald Berk, chief operating officer of Metallicus claimed that Metallicus is at the forefront of providing these solutions, ensuring that banks can seamlessly transition into the blockchain era without compromising on security, compliance, or operational integrity. The system emphasizes Metallicus’ commitment to promoting blockchain technology in the banking industry while adhering strictly to regulatory standards.
Berk emphasized that the primary goal of the program is to advance blockchain adoption within traditional banking systems. This is achieved by incorporating digital identity solutions and asset tokenization, ensuring BSA compliance, and fostering expert collaboration.
“Having witnessed significant regulatory transformations in the industry, I understand the need for compliant, secure, and identity-verified blockchain solutions,” Berk said. “Metallicus is at the forefront of providing these solutions, ensuring that banks can smoothly transition into the blockchain era without compromising on security, compliance, or operational integrity.”
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