Physical Crypto Bank Opens in India — These 14 Locations Offer In-Person Banking, Lending, Crypto Exchange – Bitcoin News


Physical Crypto Bank Opens in India — These 14 Locations Offer In-Person Banking, Lending, Crypto Exchange

A crypto bank has begun opening physical branches in India through a joint venture between Cashaa and United Multistate co-op society. Customers can open bank accounts, buy and sell cryptocurrencies, obtain crypto-backed loans, as well as learn about crypto.

Crypto Bank Opens Physical Branches

Crypto bank Unicas, a joint venture between Cashaa and United Multistate Credit Co. Operative Society, has begun rolling out physical branches in India. The first branch has opened in Jaipur, the bank announced Monday.

“Unicas is initially opening its services online and through 14 branches across NCR, Rajasthan, and Gujarat by January 2021, and plans to rapidly expand to 100 branches by the end of 2022,” the announcement details. Unicas CEO Dinesh Kukreja commented that “This will allow us to build, scale and offer customized financial and crypto products for the local Indian markets.”

A spokesperson for Cashaa told that “The next 13 branches will all be rolled out between 4 – 22 January.” He also shared some details of the 14 branches, including their addresses and phone numbers.

Addresses of Unicas crypto bank’s 14 branches. Source: Cashaa

Noting that “Unicas aims to onboard 25,000 customers within the first quarter of 2021,” the announcement continues:

Unicas will be providing banking services for both fiat and crypto assets. Services include savings accounts, crypto exchange, crypto loan and debit cards to spend crypto. Users may receive an instant loan digitally by depositing crypto assets in the Unicas wallet and requesting the equivalent value of INR on their card or bank account.

Unicas crypto bank’s lobby.
Unicas crypto bank’s learning center.

Cashaa CEO Kumar Gaurav explained that besides banking, “Unicas will also provide information and guidance on the level of convenience and security that blockchain technology offers.”

His company has been providing online banking services to more than 200 crypto exchanges, wallets, and startups dealing in crypto. The announcement adds that the joint venture enables Cashaa to “access United’s regulatory licenses, its physical branches, and overall banking Infrastructure.”

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Kevin Helms

A student of Austrian Economics, Kevin found Bitcoin in 2011 and has been an evangelist ever since. His interests lie in Bitcoin security, open-source systems, network effects and the intersection between economics and cryptography.

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