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Sygnum Bank expands bank-grade staking with Cardano (ADA)

Sygnum Bank announces today that it has expanded its bank-grade staking offering with Cardano (ADA), the eighth-largest protocol by market capitalisation. Clients can conveniently and securely stake Cardano through Sygnum’s institutional-grade banking platform to generate staking rewards. 

Sygnum, the world’s first digital asset bank, announces today that it has expanded its bank-grade staking portfolio with the Cardano blockchain’s native cryptocurrency, ADA. Sygnum already offers staking on Ethereum, Internet Computer and Tezos, with clients now being able to stake Cardano from their existing wallets and earn staking rewards. Sygnum’s staking services are fully integrated with its banking platform, with institutional-grade security guaranteed with via segregated wallets, secure private key management, and multi-layer security infrastructure.

Cardano, which is a third generation blockchain platform launched in 2017, was the first blockchain platform to implement evidence-based scientific peer-reviewed processes prior to the release of any new product, service, or update on its platform. It pioneers innovative technologies with a mission to provide security and sustainability to decentralised applications, systems, and societies globally.

Staking is the process of actively participating in the validation of transactions on a Proof-of-Stake blockchain in exchange for staking rewards. Proof-of-Stake protocols employ significantly less energy than Proof-of-Work due to this alternative consensus mechanism. With the Cardano blockchain, delegators get rewards every epoch (five days) and can also access or withdraw their ADA at any time. Additionally, Cardano has no slashing penalties, which means delegators have complete control over their ADA.

Thomas Eichenberger, Head of Business Units at Sygnum Bank says: “As institutional adoption of digital assets continues to ramp-up, demand for the ability to earn rewards alongside upside from the underlying protocols also continues to rise. Sygnum’s bank-grade staking offering, now including Cardano, offers our clients a broad selection of investment opportunities backed by the security and peace of mind of a regulated bank.

Frederik Gregaard, CEO of the Cardano Foundation, said, “I’m delighted to welcome Sygnum Bank and its clients to our thriving ecosystem. This new offering allows Sygnum’s clients to participate in our ecosystem, where they enjoy a risk-free staking experience without having to transfer the asset nor lock it. Additionally, Cardano’s state of the art architecture provides both retail and institutional clients a unique experience for ADA-holders. You always have the power over your ADA.”.

We are pleased to integrate Cardano and further expand our institutional-grade staking offering. With Cardano staking, our clients can access a unique asset which offers staking rewards and enables them to structure their digital asset portfolios in more diversified ways”, adds Thomas Brunner, Sygnum Bank’s Head of Accounts & Custody.

About Sygnum

Sygnum is the world’s first digital asset bank, and a digital asset specialist with global reach. With Sygnum Bank AG’s Swiss banking licence, as well as Sygnum Pte Ltd’s capital markets services (CMS) licence in Singapore, Sygnum empowers qualified investors, corporates, banks, and other financial institutions to invest in the digital asset economy with complete trust. Sygnum operates an independently controlled, scalable, and future-proof regulated banking platform. Our interdisciplinary team of banking, investment, and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) experts is shaping the development of a trusted digital asset ecosystem. The company is founded on Swiss and Singapore heritage and operates globally.

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