Danish cryptocurrency exchange CCEDK, whose launch we covered last month, announced in a statement Friday that it would begin offering direct deposits from more than 1000 banks in 10 eurozone countries via SOFORT Banking.
"This instant payment system from SOFORT allows users on the CCEDK platform to deposit money as if they had deposited with a credit card, as deposits are confirmed 15-30 minutes after confirmation of transfer," said CCEDK CEO Ronny Boesing. "It allows you to act on the change in price of the various cryptocurrencies instantly, thus increasing the chances of making some good deals."
For users outside of Denmark eligible to receive such payments, that means there will no longer be waiting times of two to five days while Single Euro Payments Area bank transfers process, Boesing said in a release:
“It is obvious, that the future lies in an exchange able to show transparency, a safe and secure trading platform, multiple currency pairs and multilingual interfaces allowing the exchange to embrace the world in a personal way, making everyone feel welcome.”
“No more delays on deposits, no more missing out on a good Sell offer! As soon as we get your money in euro, we send you Bitcoin, Litecoin or Peercoin or any of the other cryptocurrencies to be listed in coming months.”
Currently, CCEDK can support direct SOFORT deposits in EUR to banks in
- The Netherlands,
- Austria, and
Boesing said he plans to add support for UK clients and transfers in GBP in August.
Elsewhere, international wire transfers are available, though Boesing noted his exchange is exploring “many alternative ways of payment through integrated payment service providers.”
UPDATE: The headline and certain details of this post have been updated to reflect that CCEDK is allowing payments from these banks, not payments to. Thanks to CEO Ronny Boesing for catching that error.