Seba’s new name, Amina, stems from “transamination,” meaning transference of one compound to another, symbolizing bringing different types of banking together.
Major Swiss cryptocurrency-enabled bank Seba is changing its name amid growing ambitions to expand its trading services worldwide.
Seba Bank AG has rebranded to Amina Bank AG, the firm announced to Cointelegraph on Nov.
The new name, Amina, stems from the term “transamination,” meaning the transference of one compound to another, the firm said — referring to its mission to bring together various elements of traditional, digital and crypto banking.
While the new naming is based on the idea of compounding different types of banking, Amina’s previous name, Seba, is reportedly a play on the name of its founder, Sebastien Merillat. “I’m just passionate about technology and seeing how it will work,” Merillat said in an interview in 2019.
Seba’s rebranding to Amina comes amid the crypto bank actively expanding its products around the world. In early November 2023, Seba obtained a license from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, which allowed the firm to offer crypto trading services in the country. In 2022, Seba also obtained financial services permission from Abu Dhabi Global Market and opened an office in Abu Dhabi.