Published on September 15th, 2015 | by bitcoin0
BNP Paribas Fortis Denies Bitcoin Vault Project Request
BNP Paribas Fortis has denied it is exploring the idea of entering the bitcoin space as a digital vault provider.
BNP Paribas Fortis’ denial comes after CoinDesk was contacted by a subscriber to the Bitcoin Brussels mailing list, who claimed to have received an email from a marketing analyst at the bank detailing plans to offer a digital vault solution.
The spokesperson for BNP Paribas Fortis attributed the “confusion” around the bank’s intentions to a training excercise:
“As part of training on the Lean Startup, the theme of bitcoin is often chosen as a case study.
The comments come after a report in July suggested BNP Paribas was looking to incorporate bitcoin to one of their currency funds.
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