Sunrise, FL - (NewMediaWire) - August 25, 2022 - NextPlay Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTP), a digital native ecosystem for finance, digital advertisers, and video gamers, announced today that NextBank International, Inc. (“NextBank”), the international banking unit of NextPlay’s fintech division, has structured and signed a Collaboration Agreement with Alphabit Consulting Pte. Ltd. (“Alphabit”), formally launching the process of bringing deposit accounts and payment cards to members of Alphabit’s ABCC cryptocurrency exchange (“ABCC”).
The signed agreement creates an opportunity for tens of thousands of ABCC customers to open NextBank accounts and represents the first partner onboarding since NextBank revamped its operating systems to support this type of scalability. Once implemented, ABCC Exchange customers will be able to convert cryptocurrencies to, and use NextBank accounts to transact in, fiat currencies, and also use NextBank prepaid cards that will allow ABCC Exchange customers to transact in fiat currencies using their crypto assets. In the future, subject to NextBank’s and ABCC’s receipt of necessary regulatory approvals, the parties intend to provide an additional opportunity for ABCC customers to apply for payment cards under which approved customers will have the ability to borrow funds from NextBank, which borrowings are to be secured by cryptocurrencies held by the customer in a separate account at ABCC.