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Israeli bank Leumi becomes first in country to allow cryptocurrency trading

The cryptocurrency market is expanding in Israel and the Palestinian territories, but authorities want the industry to be more regulated.

Bank Leumi has become the first bank in Israel to allow the trading of cryptocurrencies. 

Leumi’s digital investment platform Pepper Invest is partnering with the American blockchain infrastructure company Paxos to enable its customers to trade cryptocurrencies. The mechanism will allow users to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Trades will begin at a price of 50 Israeli shekels ($15.54), Leumi said in a press release. 

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