Digital bank WB21 announced that it has added Bitcoin as a method for its customers to transfer and deposit funds to their checking accounts. WB21 customers can now send Bitcoin to make real time account deposits in any of the 18 currencies supported by the bank.
“A bank accepting Bitcoin is quite unusual, however it makes total sense for us and provides huge benefits to our clients,” said WB21 founder and CEO Michael Gastauer. “We are offering instant account opening in 180 countries. The problem some of our clients face is how to make deposits if we don’t maintain a local account in their country. By accepting Bitcoin, our customers can instantly transfer funds to their WB21 account from any country in the world.”
WB21 is a group of financial institutions licensed in various countries. The first legal entity established under the WB21 Group was WB21 Inc., founded by Gastauer in 2014 in Palo Alto, California. In 2015, WB21 GmbH was incorporated in Zug, Switzerland, and received its eMoney license from the Swiss authorities. In 2016, WB21 Ltd. was incorporated in London and WB21 Limited was incorporated in Hong Kong.
The U.K. company, which applied for a Payment Institution