We are Mt Pelerin and we are building the bank of the future, a bank based on transparency, service excellency and blockchain technologies to deliver real value to who it truly belongs to: you.White Paper Private Sales
* Mt Pelerin is a project to create a bank. It is not a bank and is not yet licensed as such by Swiss authorities.
Mt Pelerin will be financed through an upcoming ICO. In order to present a project that is legally viable to the crowd, we are currently working upstream to present our business plan and financing strategy to the Swiss regulator. Once we get a green light from this authority, we will launch our ICO.
In the meantime, we hold a private sales for strategic investors in order to get the initial funding required to get our project going until the ICO.
If you are interested in this private sales, please contact us for more information.Contact Us
At Mt Pelerin, your money will enjoy a whole new level of safety and freedom with services and features designed to bring you efficiency, convenience, speed, reliability and transparence.
Deposits are 100% kept in reserve, at all time, and recorded on Ethereum blockchain in a fully transparent, permanent and immutable way.
Currencies and assets entrusted to Mt Pelerin are issued on chain as ERC20 tokens, on which smart contracts can be applied.
Always get the best deal by having an access to many financial service providers and buyers in one place, at your own conditions.
Enjoy a bank account with a master IBAN + 32 fiat & crypto currency sub-IBANs, and transfer funds easily via the legacy route or via crypto wallet addresses.
Receive a multi-currency Mastercard® connected to our currency exchange and always get the best exchange deal instantly wherever you are in the world.
Unlike traditional banks, we won't use your money to invest for our own profit. Instead, 100% of the currencies deposited on our accounts will be kept in reserve at all time.
This reserve and its movements are recorded on Ethereum blockchain, and are therefore completely transparent in a permanent and immutable way. Our reserves are visible to all in real-time, while the state of individual accounts remain confidential.
With this approach, we bring a truly safe and transparent solution where your money will always be there at your disposal, whatever happens to us or the economy.
In order to unleash the potential of the blockchain for banking and financial services, we tokenize all of the fiat currencies and assets deposited with us.
In practice, when one of the 30 supported fiat currencies is deposited on a Mt Pelerin account, it is immediately issued as ERC20 tokens. Those tokens are then used as the base units for all the e-banking transactions and services we offer on our platform.
Another benefit of this completely tokenized system is to create a simple and flexible bridge that facilitate the daily exchange of Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies with fiat currencies and other real-world assets.
At launch, our platform will support the following 30 fiat currencies:
And of course, Bitcoins and Ethers.
Once fiat currencies and real-world assets become tokenized their trading not only becomes simpler, cheaper and faster, but smart contracts can also be applied on them.
To let you benefit from the world of opportunities smart contracts offer, we have built a marketplace with a user-friendly interface where you will have access to all the possible banking services beyond the deposit account and its functions.
On this marketplace, Mt Pelerin clients and third party service providers will be able to meet without all the traditional intermediaries and conclude deals directly with terms they control.
Our marketplace gives access to services, deals and opportunities normally out of reach for most, all in one place.
The first service of our marketplace is a currency exchange, built with a market-making liquidity bot that executes back-to-back transactions with third party brokers such as Currencycloud and Swissquote for fiat currencies and Kraken and Bitstamp for cryptocurrencies. It can also execute transactions between Mt Pelerin users who placed exchange orders.
With this exchange, users can choose to either get the best available deal immediately (market order), either trigger an exchange when specific conditions are met (limit order).
At launch, this service offers spreads 10 to 20 times cheaper than alternatives.
Futures markets allow to hedge currency needs in the future. They are also a way to speculate on future values with leverage as future trading only requires to settle the difference of price at expiration (margin trading). This is also valid for cryptocurrencies, and derivative contracts can be concluded on Bitcoin and Ether as well on top of traditional fiat currencies.
Just like with our spot exchange market, we intend to connect market makers and liquidity providers on a future & derivative marketplace. To do so, we want to take the famous BitMEX platform as an inspiration and make a Swiss-regulated version of it for the crypto part.
Borrowing money has always been a hassle for people and companies alike, due to prohibitive interest rates, stringent terms & conditions, and very few choice alternatives. Lending money and earning interests is an even more complicated story for anyone who isn't a finance professional.
Get and provide loans at your own conditions.
With our loan market, our customers and partners have a solution to meet individuals and companies from all over the world and find suppliers or buyers of loans that satisfy their own criteria and conditions.
In practice, users can search the loan proposals of other users or directly post their own loan requests with their own desired conditions (loan purpose, principal, interest rate, repayment terms, etc.).
Those loan requests can either be answered by another user or several other users (which in this case is crowd lending), by corporate loan providers (UBS and BNP Paribas at launch) or by other lending platforms (Lending Club at launch) via API calls.
Automated contractual relationships that can be sold and transferred.
External loan providers (UBS, BNP Paribas at launch) and platforms (Lending Club at launch) will be able to provide their products on our loan market via API calls.
Loans can be collateralized on our platform, including with cryptocurrencies.
Loans can be contracted for margin trading in both fiat and cryptocurrencies.
We plan to create in the future a fund dedicated to grow our loan market and its community.
Our marketplace is also built to offer savings products, such as interest paying savings accounts but also other types of products like the Swiss third pillar retirement plan system, rental security deposits and more.
Those savings products will generate yield by being placed with third party funds specialized in this kind of investments. Just like with the loan market, we also plan to introduce in the future our own fund dedicated to invest in savings products to grow this market and its community.
The interest of users here is again to have access to a much larger panel of savings providers who can offer their services in flexible ways through the power of smart contracts.
Even more than people, small and medium enterprises have a strong need to access a wider offer of financial services than what is normally available to them.
In most countries, commercial banks tend to lose interest in providing financial services to SMEs as the risks and rewards involved with this scale of business don't fit their strategy anymore.
The problem is, it is SME that drive job creation, dynamism and therefore growth in any economy.
With a dedicated SME section, our marketplace addresses this problem by leveraging once again the power of smart contracts to propose funding services and security issuing on chain. SME will therefore have access to a competitive marketplace with diverse services to find the solutions tailored to their needs at cheaper and more flexible conditions.
The standard Mt Pelerin bank account available to all customers includes access to a state-of-the-art e-banking interface, and the following features:
When opening an account at Mt Pelerin, customers will receive a multi-currency Mastercard® linked to their account.
The main advantage of this debit card is to be directly connected to our currency exchange market and its 30 fiat + 2 crypto currencies, and enjoy this way the same benefits of that service.
For example, a customer having USD and EUR on his account travels to Japan and makes some shopping with his Mt Pelerin card.
If that person held JPY on his account, the card would directly debit that currency for the corresponding amount. But in our example, the customer has no JPY on his account and therefore needs to exchange currencies.
At this point, the customer has two options he can select on his cellphone: an automatic mode where the card uses the customer’s main account, triggers an exchange order on our marketplace and finds the best deal for the customer considering the mix of currencies he has on his account, and a manual mode where the customer has full control over which currency to use for the exchange.
In both cases, the exchange happens at a fraction of the cost of what other card providers charge. Once the option is selected, an on-the-spot order is triggered, and the card immediately settles the purchase amount in JPY.
This card also supports contactless payments, a geographical lock function, and an app with online payment approval notification for increased safety.
Moreover, users can also generate an unlimited amount of single-use virtual card numbers that can significantly reduce the risk of payment fraud and unauthorized card usage.
Behind the functionalities of our platform and their benefits, our core banking system running it is designed in an open-source and modular way in order to guarantee its evolvability and ease of access for third parties wishing to integrate it with their own services.
This modular design translates into intercommunicating bricks built on top of each other that communicate via APIs, with each brick corresponding to a service or a function.
The business purpose of our platform technical design is to allow any third party financial service provider to join our environment to enrich it and benefit from it. Any person with a technical background can build and add a new, complementary or even competing service block to our ecosystem without having to deal with the fin part of FinTech.
The incentive for such providers to join us is the ability to leverage in a short amount of time and without heavy investments an open-source ground layer and API-based service bricks that are working, stable and already fulfilling all legal compliance requirements. In this way, service providers can focus on the financial and business aspects of the creation of competitive and innovative services without having to worry about the core technological part and the hassle of going through their own licensing / authorization processes.
Mt Pelerin is proud and lucky to count talented and motivated people in its ranks, who are fully dedicated to make this project a complete success.