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Bankera launches regulated banking platform

Published 29 August 2017

Digital fintech solution platform, Bankera, has developed a blockchain based banking service to reduce the cost of banking for end consumers.

Digital fintech solution platform has launched  its regulated banking platform and offered details about the pre-ICO.

The solution will also lower the cost of banking for end consumers. Bankera is currently in a fundraising phase and is preparing for a pre-ICO sale of its Banker tokens, starting Aug. 28, 2017. The presale will take place on SpectroCoin, where customers can currently try the minimum viable product.

Launched in 2017, Bankera is an operating subsidiary of the popular cryptocurrency exchange, e-wallet, debit card and payment processor — SpectroCoin. Although SpectroCoin did not initially form as a banking entity, the company chose to develop a core infrastructure comparable to traditional banks to stay competitive within the market and to leverage the existing technology to build Bankera. Identical to regular banks, Bankera's services focus on three main areas:

  • Customer payment accounts with personal IBAN interbank foreign exchange rates
  • Debit cards
  • Payment processing solutions

All the services will support not only fiat currencies but also digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, DASH, NEM, and others. It will make Bankera one of the first crypto-friendly regulated banks in the market.

Bankera will offer businesses, instant payment settlements using advanced proprietary know-your-client (KYC) and fraud detection solutions to collect information about the incoming payments and automatically settle transactions which otherwise could take weeks. Advanced technologies will also allow Bankera to estimate clients' economic power and thus offer them a better loan and deposit rates.

Bankera also aims to address long-lasting problems by reinventing how users see money today. Many consumers do not invest their money adequately to keep up with inflation. Bankera will offer low-cost investment products, such as equity traded funds (ETFs) and crypto-funds denominated in "baskets," as proposed by Nobel prize-winning economist Robert J. Shiller. This will help capture inflation and allow customers to keep their funds constantly employed to maximize the potential returns.

At this point, Bankera has the necessary regulatory and IT arrangements and has put together a strong team and advisory board, including Lon Wong, president of the NEM.io foundation, as well as Antanas Guoga, a member of the European Parliament, also known as Tony G – a famous poker player. Guoga is actively endorsing blockchain technology and cryptocurrency at the European Parliament and beyond.

Guoga offered a few words on the company's advantage over competitors, stating,

"Bankera will enjoy the advantage of being a first operator in the market, as it will be operational at minimal viable product level before the ICO."

Bankera is currently in a fundraising phase and is preparing for a pre-ICO sale of its Banker tokens, starting on Aug. 28, 2017. During the pre-ICO, only 10% of the ICO tokens will be issued to finalize the initial version of Bankera before the full ICO. The pre-ICO will be used to determine the hard cap for ICO smart token. Each holder of Banker tokens will be entitled to a weekly referral commission, constituted of 20% of Bankera's net transaction revenue. The pre-ICO sale will take place on SpectroCoin where customers can currently try the minimum viable product.