Nubank allows withdrawals for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Solana

Nubank allows withdrawals for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Solana
Nubank allows withdrawals for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Solana

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Nubank has informed its customers of a new capability within its app: the ability to withdraw their cryptocurrency assets.

The digital bank has recently integrated support for deposits and withdrawals of three prominent cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Solana (SOL). Additionally, Nubank intends to broaden this functionality, allowing customers to transact with other coins directly through their Nubank app.

This expansion plan was revealed in details shared on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, following its granted Banking License in Mexico, neobank Revolut has to undergo an operational audit, which can take up to 12 months.

This Monday, April 22, it was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) the document by which the British-origin firm Revolut is granted the authorization to establish itself as a bank in Mexico, after a process of more than two years.

According to what was published in the DOF, the firm with a presence in more than 40 countries and serving more than 40 million customers worldwide, has received authorization to establish itself as a subsidiary multiple banking institution, the registered office of the new bank will be Mexico City and the amount of its social capital amounts to 1.431 million pesos.

Now, the firm headed in Mexico by Juan Miguel Guerra Dávila will have to undergo an operational audit so that the bank can start operations with its flagship product: international transfers, and subsequently, deploy its entire range of services that the bank has planned for the country.

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