Tagged: custody

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Clarifies Banks Ability to Serve Crypto Firms. What Does this Mean for Digital Asset Businesses?

Recently, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) posted a letter clarifying national banks’ and federal savings associations’ authority to provide cryptocurrency custody services for customers. Although recently we have seen improvements in banks providing services to crypto firms, many digital asset service providers… Read More

In the Land of Fintech, Prime Trust is Killing It

  Prime Trust is a fast-growing Fintech and securities custody provider that appears to be in the midst of hockey stick trajectory. This week, in a widely distributed email, Prime Trust founder and CEO Scott Purcell outlined the transition from startup, to market traction, to… Read More

OCC Issues Letter Clarifying Banks Ability to Provide Cryptocurrency Custody Services

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has posted a letter clarifying national banks’ and federal savings associations’ authority to provide cryptocurrency custody services for customers. The OCC is the lead bank regulator in the US. Recently, the OCC has issued several forwarding… Read More

Digital Asset Platform Trustology Partners with GCEX on “Liquidity Network” with “Institutional Grade Custody”

Trustology has announced a partnership with GCEX, an OTC broker that is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). According to a release distributed by Trustology, the arrangement will enable a secure liquidity network with institutional-grade custody for digital asset trading. The targeted customers includes… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Self-Custody Solution Provider Casa Introduces User-Friendly Crypto Wallet

Michael Haley, the product manager and client services specialist at Casa, a company focused on developing security and custody solutions for Bitcoin (BTC), confirms that the company received an investment from Mantis VC, the VC division of The Chainsmokers. The funds will be used to… Read More

Prime Trust Hires Former JPMorgan Exec as New President and COO

Prime Trust, a custody platform and Fintech that just about every online capital formation platform in the US utilizes, has hired Tom Pageler as President & COO, according to an email distributed by founder and CEO Scott Purcell. Pageler has a long resume of working… Read More

Custody Platform Koine Partners with Brokerage GCEX

Both FCA regulated, Koine and GC Exchange Limited (GCEX) partner to provide global client-base with segregated custody and settlement on digital assets and fiat. According to a release, GCEX will use Koine’s custody and settlement services, allowing GCEX’s clients to benefit from Koine’s platform for… Read More

Digital Asset Custody Provider Koine Receives In-Principle Approval in the UAE

Digital asset custody platform Koine announced on Monday it has received in-principle approval (IPA) to provide custody in relation to Virtual Assets in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). According to Koine, the IPA was granted by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of ADGM…. Read More

Kingdom Trust Provides Custody for Hedera Hashgraph’s HBAR

Kingdom Trust, a regulated custody provider, is now providing custody for Hedera Hashgraph‘s HBAR as it has been added to its list of “acceptable digital currency investments.” Lionel Chocron, Chief Product Officer of Hedera, said Hedera’s mission is to provide the trust layer of the… Read More

Tuhina Singh, Founder of Digital Securities Platform Propine, Shares Vision for the Future of Digital Assets

Propine Seeks to Power the Future of Digital Assets Singapore has long been a leader in Fintech. Innovative financial services have benefited from a supportive regulatory regime and an entrepreneurial population. Singapore is also a highly business-friendly, low tax jurisdiction and has emerged as a… Read More

Ultra Secure: Backed by the EU, Mt Pelerin Starts Testing of Digital Asset Custody in Partnership with IDQ

Mt Pelerin, in partnership with ID Quantique (IDQ), has started testing its digital asset custody solution in Switzerland, according to a release The “Quantum Vault” is described as being an ultra-secure digital asset custody solution. In October 2019, IDQ and Mt Pelerin received funding from… Read More

Prime Trust Statement: Built to Survive and Thrive in Perilous Times

The Coronavirus spawned market meltdown is impacting all aspects of society. Both small and large firms are attempting to assess how to survive while staying healthy. Every company that is able to is work remotely has already migrated to a virtual environment. Access to capital… Read More

Owning Crypto Assets Is Still A High Risk Investment Due to Lack of Proper Custody Services: KPMG

Amstelveen, Netherlands-based KPMG, a leading professional services and accounting firm, argues that owning crypto assets is still considered a high risk investment by institutional clients. The Big Four auditing firm recently shared a report with Bloomberg, noting that, since 2017, over $9.8 billion worth of… Read More

Canadian Securities Administrators: If Sole Control of “CryptoAssets” Does Not Go to Customer, Trading Platforms Subject to Securities Laws

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have made a major announcement regarding the regulation of cryptocurrency and “cryptoasset” trading platforms in the country, one that could add significant operational costs in the near term. Under the guidance, unless they have obtained an exemption, cryptocurrency trading platforms in… Read More

Bakkt Warehouse Provides Enterprise Level Bitcoin Custody for All Institutions

Digital asset exchange Bakkt has announced Bakkt Warehouse, a Bitcoin custody solution for institutions regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). Bakkt describes the new service as the critical link for institutional adoption of Bitcoin. In a blog post, Bakkt said that… Read More

Fundament to Provide Institutional Grade Custody in New Partnership with “DACS,” Digital Asset Custody Services

Fundament Securities, the issuer of the first regulated Real Estate Security Token offer in Germany, will provide institutional-grade custody solution for its digital assets in a new partnership with DACS “Digital Asset Custody Solution” a digital asset lifecycle management business. Fundament Group is a Berlin-based end-to-end… Read More

Goji Offers Custody for Crowdfunding Platforms

Goji has launched an asset custody service to support the growth of crowdfunding platforms, according to a company release. Goji states that FCA’s regulatory obligations to safeguard client assets can either be operated internally on the platform or rely on a third-party custodian. Goji currently… Read More

Digital Asset Custody Provider Koine Receives e-Money License from UK Financial Conduct Authority

Digital asset custody platform Koine has been granted authorization for the issuance of electronic money (EMI Licence) by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Koine added that it has selected the UK as its “jurisdiction of preference” when it comes to a regulated market and that… Read More

Fidelity Digital Asset Services Is “Engaged in a Full Rollout” of its Custody and Trading Services

Fidelity Digital Asset Services (FDAS) is “now engaged in a full rollout” of custody and trading services for crypto assets. Boston, Massachusetts-based Fidelity Investments, a multinational financial services firm with over $2.8 trillion in assets under management, is expanding its crypto platform from the limited… Read More

Anchorage Trust Company to Support Institutional Custody for Telegram’s Gram (GRM) Token

Crypto asset custodian of software development company Anchor Labs has said that it’s the first organization that has qualified to support institutional custody for messaging giant Telegram’s Gram (GRM) token. Anchorage Trust Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of California-headquartered Anchor Labs, will reportedly become the first… Read More

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