Breaking News: Standard Chartered Bank Launches Crypto Trading Desk

Jun 21, 2024

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The Standard Chartered Bank has announced the launch of a trading desk for spot Bitcoin and Ethereum, marking a significant milestone in the crypto market.


Several global banks are beginning to adopt Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), with Standard Chartered Bank leading the way by introducing a trading desk for spot Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Main Points

The trading desk at Standard Chartered Bank will operate from London and is set to be part of the bank’s FX trading unit. This move signifies a shift towards mainstream financial markets for the crypto sector, with other banks focusing on crypto derivatives. The bank aims to support institutional clients in trading Bitcoin and Ethereum while complying with regulations.


Global banks, including Standard Chartered Bank, are exploring opportunities in the crypto market, with an increasing focus on CBDCs. As regulatory scrutiny intensifies, banks are navigating the complexities of digital assets and risk management. Meanwhile, the crypto market continues to evolve, with notable developments such as the surge in US spot Bitcoin ETF issuers and calls for crypto tax reporting rule postponement by Consensys.