Blockchain startup Libra has today unveiled a new tax and accounting application for the institutional market, targeting businesses like crypto funds, market makers and exchanges.
Called Libra Crypto Office, the app is being pitched as a way to both connect to the broader ecosystem of cryptocurrency services and automate the real-time gathering of critical information for compliance purposes.
According to Libra CEO Jake Benson, the product came about after discussions with people working in the tax, compliance, and risk assessment fields. Amongst the issues raised, he said, were concerns over scaling due to increasingly complicated processes.
“Further, we found without the right systems and processes, institutional investors were unwilling to allocate significant investment into the industry,” he continued. “With the introduction of Libra Crypto Office, we hope to continue industry efforts to upgrade information accuracy, transparency, and compliance practices.”