A large Swiss health insurance company has made payments with Bitcoin and Ether available to its policyholders.
According to display from August 31st Atupri Health Insurance works with cryptocurrency and financial services company Bitcoin Suisse to make payments with Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH) for its 200,000 customers. Bern-based Atupri will not own any digital assets, but will only receive fiat payments in Swiss Francs when the BTC or ETH payments are exchanged for Bitcoin Suisse. The insurance company, with annual sales of around $ 887 million as of 2019, will have its customers pay the commissions associated with mining.
“As digital pioneers in the healthcare sector, we anticipate social trends and offer insurance solutions with long-term prospects”, said Caroline Meli, Marketing and Sales Manager at Atupri. “Blockchain technology and the associated use of cryptocurrencies are becoming increasingly important.”
Bitcoin Suisse currently holds more than $ 1 billion in assets And for some time now it has been penetrating various financial sectors. In May, The cryptocurrency broker offers custody and stakeout services for Tezos (XTZ) and includes gold, silver and platinum to be traded on its platform. He also apparently has plans to hold a security token offering next year. and list your assets on the stock market sometime in 2022.
The Swiss are often at the forefront of solutions for crypto. The country is home to the famous “Crypto Valley”, a financial technology friendly region, is based in the city Train, where many institutions and even Even public transport accepts payments in crypto. The Swiss community of Zermatt also recently released a Bitcoin tax payment option in collaboration with Bitcoin Suisse.