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BitMEX Group plans to acquire a 268-year-old German bank

Crypto firm BitMEX Group announced Tuesday its plan to acquire Bankhaus von der Heydt, a 268-year-old private bank based in Germany. The group’s BXM Operations AG — a company founded by BitMEX CEO Alexander Höptner and its CFO Stephan Lutz — has signed a purchase agreement with Dietrich von Boetticher, the bank’s current owner. The deal is subject to the approval of German financial regulator BaFin. Bankhaus von der Heydt was founded in 1754. In October, it partnered with Fireblocks …

Digital Asset Banking: The Natives

January 4, 2022, 12:17PM EST • 10 min read Quick Take The US now has 7 crypto-native banks operating under state or federal charters Since OCC regulation on digital banking in July 2020, 2 Wyoming and 3 OCC charters approved Crypto-native banks lead in offering custody, real-time payment and OTC trading solutions Join The Block Research for exclusive research like this Gain access to this research piece and 100s of others, including ecosystem maps, company profiles, and topics spanning DeFi, …