Matthias Kröner, Fidor Bank of Germany CEO, has recently been interviewed by International Business Times (IBTimes) on the subject of digital currency. As known, this year Fidor Bank partnered with German Bitcoin exchange bitcoin.de to provide Bitcoin express, instantaneous service that provides users with €100,000 deposit insurance on transactions by virtue of being once removed from a regular bank account.
Looking back, in 2009 Fidor Bank was granted a full European banking licence.
“When we approach an issue we ask ourselves, ‘why can’t this be done any better’, or ‘is that really the final solution’, or if there is a segment like the crypto issue, ‘why is this not being executed by a normal bank?’” said Mr. Kröner about being ahead of other banks.
During the interview Mr. Kröner called bitcoin “a natural part of the digital lifestyle”.
“We simply think that everything which is coming along with crypto or even bigger with the blockchain is a more or less a natural part of the digital environment or the digital lifestyle. It is, as always, not a good thing to ignore or exclude important