A crypto bank has begun opening physical branches in India through a joint venture between Cashaa and United Multistate co-op society. Customers can open bank accounts, buy and sell cryptocurrencies, obtain crypto-backed loans, as well as learn about crypto.
Crypto Bank Opens Physical Branches
Crypto bank Unicas, a joint venture between Cashaa and United Multistate Credit Co. Operative Society, has begun rolling out physical branches in India. The first branch has opened in Jaipur, the bank announced Monday.
â€œUnicas is initially opening its services online and through 14 branches across NCR, Rajasthan, and Gujarat by January 2021, and plans to rapidly expand to 100 branches by the end of 2022,â€ the announcement details. Unicas CEO Dinesh Kukreja commented that â€œThis will allow us to build, scale and offer customized financial and crypto products for the local Indian markets.â€
A spokesperson for Cashaa told news.Bitcoin.com that â€œThe next 13 branches will all be rolled out between 4 â€“ 22 January.â€ He also shared some details of the 14 branches, including their addresses and phone numbers.
Noting that â€œUnicas aims to onboard 25,000 customers within the first quarter of 2021,â€ the announcement continues:
Cashaa CEO Kumar Gaurav explained that besides banking, â€œUnicas will also provide information and guidance on the level of convenience and security that blockchain technology offers.â€
His company has been providing online banking services to more than 200 crypto exchanges, wallets, and startups dealing in crypto. The announcement adds that the joint venture enables Cashaa to â€œaccess Unitedâ€™s regulatory licenses, its physical branches, and overall banking Infrastructure.â€
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