Binance-owned Trust Wallet adds buy option via Binance Connect

Binance's self-custodial crypto wallet Trust Wallet aims to enable the purchase of more than 200 digital assets with 40 fiat currencies via Binance Connect, formerly known as Bifinity.

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Trust Wallet, a major self-custodial cryptocurrency wallet owned by the Binance crypto exchange, has completed a significant integration to enable easier crypto purchases.

The Trust Wallet platform has integrated Binance’s official fiat-to-crypto provider Binance Connect with a plan to gradually enable users to purchase more than 200 crypto assets directly from credit or debit cards, the firm announced to Cointelegraph on Wednesday.

Trust Wallet’s new crypto buy option is designed to simplify the process of buying crypto, enabling verified Trust Wallet users to fund their wallet with more than 40 fiat currencies.

To add funds to the Trust Wallet via Binance Connect, users will need to proceed with Know Your Customer (KYC) checks similar to those on Binance. “It will keep a similarly high standard and process as Binance’s KYC,” a spokesperson for Binance told Cointelegraph.

The fee for adding deposits on Trust Wallet via Binance Connect is 2%, the representative noted.

The integration is available to all Trust Wallet customers except those located in restricted countries like the United States, Singapore, China, Canadian Ontario, Cuba, Belarus, Crimea and others. The integration went live on Tuesday, according to the spokesperson.

The new integration is designed to provide a seamless and simplified method for users to access Web3, or decentralized assets. “Previously, Web3 users needed to undergo a long process to buy crypto on the blockchains directly. They had to do it through different centralized exchanges before finally sending their assets onto a blockchain,” the announcement reads.

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Binance did not elaborate on thebenefits and drawbacks of funding an account on Trust Wallet versus adding funds on the Binance exchange. The representative only stated:

“It depends on how you wish to use your crypto, by using Trust Wallet, it will be an easier way to get the crypto assets on different blockchains and enter the Web3 world.”

Formerly known as Bifinity and launched in March 2022, Binance Connect is a new Binance subsidiary focused on fiat-to-crypto payments technology. Bifinity subsequently received a warning from the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority regarding the firm’s partnership with the investment firm Eqonex.

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