Digital Assets: Komainu and Blockdaemon to Strengthen Staking Offering

Komainu, a regulated digital asset custody service provider built by institutions for institutions, announced that it has partnered with Blockdaemon, an institutional-grade blockchain infrastructure company, to further bolster its staking offering.

Komainu’s staking service, “launched in early 2022, has seen significant growth, and this partnership offers Komainu client’s access to a broader range of institutional-grade staking infrastructure.”

Staking on protocols including Ethereum and Cardano will “be available as part of this venture with Blockdaemon, one of the largest independent blockchain node infrastructure providers, boasting a 99.9% validator uptime record.”

Komainu clients will retain custody and control of “their staked digital assets as Blockdaemon provides a non-custodial staking service. In addition, Komainu in Dubai has VASP license granted by Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA) to provide custody services including custodial staking.”

Sebastian Widmann, Head of Strategy at Komainu, said:

“Blockdaemon is one of the most trusted infrastructure players with an immense footprint across the staking ecosystem. Demand for staking is growing and the addition of Blockdaemon, coupled with our expansion in key digital asset hubs, affords our clients an optimal entry point to capitalize on this opportunity.”

Luke Dorney, General Manager of EMEA and Americas at Blockdaemon, said:

“Blockdaemon prides itself on providing compliant blockchain solutions to the largest and most prestigious financial institutions in the world and we are pleased to add Komainu to that list. Komainu has a strong presence and first-mover advantage in key digital asset jurisdictions where we are doubling down on our presence and service offerings, such as EMEA.”

Komainu was established in 2018 to fill a void and provide institutions with a secure and compliant custody service for investment in digital assets. Launched in June 2020, Komainu currently offers custodial services exchanges, financial institutions, hedge funds, asset managers, corporations, and government agencies.

As noted in the update, Komainu is a regulated digital asset custodian “built by institutions for institutions and created as a joint venture between Nomura, digital asset manager CoinShares, and digital asset security company Ledger.”

Offering multi-asset support with regulatory compliance, Komainu is “merging traditional financial services with leading security standards for the next generation of institutional custody.”

Headquartered in Jersey and “with offices in London, Dublin, Dubai, and Singapore, Komainu (Jersey) Limited is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) and Komainu MEA FZE is regulated in Dubai by the Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA).”

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