ABN AMRO Bank customers may soon have access to a Bitcoin wallet provided by their banking service provider. The Dutch banking major recently ran a survey on its website, to gauge its customers’ interest in Bitcoin.
The survey was part of ABN AMRO Innovation Centre’s initiative to understand whether the Bitcoin community in Netherlands prefers to use a Bitcoin wallet developed by the bank or not. The initiative doesn’t come as a surprise as the bank’s Innovation Centre is known to be working on Bitcoin and blockchain related technologies. With increasing Bitcoin adoption, the bank can gain more customers by offering them a way to store not just fiat currency but also digital currencies like Bitcoin.
According to ABN AMRO’s announcement, the banking major has plans of offering Bitcoin wallets within its secure environment. It will also offer a unified place for ABN AMRO’s Dutch customers to manage all their finances. All transactions to and from ABN’s Bitcoin wallet will happen over its own website and application, which will allow the bank to include Bitcoin transactions