Avanti Announces â€˜Cash-Equivalent Stablecoin Disruptorâ€™
Avantiâ€™s crypto-friendly bank is now planning to launch in October after its banking charter application was accepted by Wyomingâ€™s banking regulator.
Avanti Bank & Trust, Wyoming-based pioneering financial institution planning to offer services to the crypto industry, has announced plans for a â€˜stablecoin disruptorâ€™ thatâ€™s designed to modernize U.S. dollar payments.
In a July 23 announcement, Avanti said that the payment instrument, dubbed â€˜Avit,â€™ is not a security and predicted it â€œwill likely be treated as a cash equivalentâ€� by regulators. Avit will be programmable via Avantiâ€™s API.
The firm believes Avit will see adoption among â€œinstitutional traders and corporate treasurers,â€� and described the monetary commodity as â€œa real-time payment settlement solution in US dollars that does not suffer from the delayed settlement and chargeback issues of traditional payment solutions, or the legal, accounting, and tax issues of stablecoins.â€�
Wyoming accepts Avantiâ€™s bank charter application
Avanti also revealed that the Wyoming Division of Banking has accepted its application for a bank charter on July 15, bringing the targeted launch date for its banking business forward to October of this year.
â€œOur charter application incorporates truly novel ideas that have received detailed scrutiny from multiple regulators,â€� said Avanti CEO and Wall Street veteran, Caitlin Long.
â€œIt is the culmination of an enormous effort by Avantiâ€™s fantastic team â€” several thousand hours of planning and work with regulators, and hundreds of pages of supporting policies, procedures and documentation.â€�Â
While emphasizing the benefits of the news to the broader crypto ecosystem, Long said Wyoming had a massive lead over rival states in making it happen, having already spent two years â€œdeveloping its digital asset custody initiativeâ€�.
â€œThe OCC and 49 other states do not yet have in place the comprehensive legal structure necessary for enabling digital asset custody without significant legal risk,â€� Long said.Â
â€œThey also do not have a roadmap for courts to adjudicate disputes involving digital assets and do not provide the certainty in bankruptcy that Wyoming provides for digital asset custodians,” she added.
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