Digital Asset Custodians: Former BitGo Trust CEO to Lead Aegis Trust’s Operations, Growth

Aegis Trust, which claims to be one of the select few digital asset qualified custodians in the U.S. offering client-centric technology infrastructure and regulatory-compliant solutions, announced that Anthony Botticella has been “appointed as the new President of the company, as well as its global custodian entities, effective immediately.”

With over two decades of experience in trust and financial management, Mr. Botticella reportedly “brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to his new role.”

Previously, Mr. Botticella had “served as the CEO of BitGo Trust.”

He also was “the Chief Trust Officer of Prime Trust.” In addition, Mr. Botticella claims he “has a strong legal background, having earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law.”

As President of Aegis Trust Company (United States), Aegis Custody Company Limited (Hong Kong), and Aegis Custody Pte Ltd (Singapore), Mr. Botticella will “oversee all three entities’ custody, infrastructure, compliance and day-to-day operations.”

To ensure continuity in providing global coverage, he will also “develop and implement operational policies as well as a growth plan for Aegis’ digital asset custodians among the United States, Hong Kong and Singapore that will drive the company’s continued success.”

Mr. Botticella said:

“I am honored to join Aegis Trust Company and work with the talented team here to continue providing outstanding service to our clients. Aegis Trust is a key player in the custodian ecosystem, and I am looking forward to bringing my experience in trust and financial management which will be a great asset to the company and its clients.”

Aegis Trust claims it “has been a pioneer in digital asset custody since its inception, offering best-in-class security features, and is certified with SOC2 Type 1 & 2 compliance.”

The company also is “a qualified custodian under the SEC’s ruling proposed in February 2023.”

Mr. Botticella’s expertise “in these areas, as well as his experience with anti-money laundering and know-your-customer processes, will be instrumental in helping the company continue to provide superior service to its clients.”

Serra Wei, founder and CEO of Aegis, said:

“We are thrilled to have Anthony join Aegis Trust Company as our new President. His track record of success in the trust and financial management industry, and strong legal background, make him an ideal candidate for this role. As one of the remaining qualified custodians in the space, we understand the critical role we play in providing secure and regulated storage and management of digital assets. We look forward to working with him as we continue to grow and navigate the ever-changing crypto and finance industries.”

As noted in the update, Aegis Trust is “a licensed and insured digital and traditional asset qualified custodian that provides institutional-grade, one-stop blockchain-based custodial solutions.”

Aegis services clients “all over the globe through Aegis Trust Company, a South Dakota trust charter in the US, as well as Aegis Custody, a trust company service provider in Hong Kong, ensuring commitment to its clients across any timezone.”

By leveraging its ecosystem infrastructure connectivity, Aegis offers various products and “a wide range of digital asset custody and staking protocols.”

Led by an experienced executive team with digital native professionals, Aegis Trust “provides a bridge between traditional finance and digital asset management.”

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