Manasquan Bank, a mutual community bank in New Jersey serving residents since 1874, has announced it is partnering with the company Bakkt to give its retail clients the ability to buy, sell and hold cryptocurrency through the bank’s mobile banking application.
Manasquan Bank will give customers access to crypto
Wall Township’s mutual bank will allow customers to purchase, hold, and sell cryptocurrencies. Manasquan Bank, announced the decision Tuesday through a press release issued by Bakkt Holdings, Inc. New Jersey’s bank is able to offer personal and corporate banking services. There are fifteen different branches across Middlesex County, Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Bakkt’s partnership with Manasquan Bank is part of the company’s early adopter program. The program will begin in the second quarter of 2022 and is still contingent on the “adoption by the bank’s core financial service provider.” James Vaccaro, the chair, president, and chief executive officer of Manasquan Bank explained that the bank is focused on pioneering the future.
“We’re focused on driving growth and introducing new opportunities for our clients to participate in the digital economy,” Vaccaro said in a statement. “Our developing partnership with Bakkt to introduce these new offerings and features comes at an exciting time when consumers continue to seek out crypto assets as an option for the acquisition of a portfolio of cryptocurrencies even if it is in very small increments to start, and without having to leave their existing, trusted banking environment.”
Bakkt Executive: Program ‘Provides Manasquan Bank Clients Entry Point to Adopt Cryptocurrency as an Additional Asset Option’
Bakkt is making many moves towards the 2021 end and just went public following a SPAC merger. Bakkt also collaborated with Google in the week before the public listing. Bakkt last month revealed that it was going to offer ethereum (ETH), services. “This is an incredible opportunity to provide Manasquan Bank clients with an entry point to adopt cryptocurrency as an additional asset option,” Sheela Zemlin, the chief revenue officer at Bakkt remarked about the partnership with Manasquan Bank.
Bakkt’s executive said:
It’s clear that cryptocurrency is the center of the Web3 economy, in which consumers can participate in new value creation and exchange with digital assets.
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