State Street Corp is working with U.S. regulators to ensure that it can launch a cryptocurrency custody service once it is approved. Nadine Chakar, group head of the bank, which launched its digital division in June last year, said the bank has “grand plans” to offer digital wallet custody services to customers.
The challenge is regulation, Chakar said, noting State Street’s status as a global systemically important financial institution (G-SIFI). “Once we get approval, we’ll be ready,” Chakar told Bloomberg on Thursday. We are actually investing in the future. We know customers are seeking access to this service.