Blockchain.com names custody partner for its institutional offering

Blockchain.com, a cryptocurrency exchange and financial services firm, has named Standard Custody & Trust Company as the custodian for Blockchain.com and Altis Partner’s new institutional platform, Blockchain.com Asset Management (BCAM). On April 6, Blockchain.com introduced a suite of institutional investment solutions that combine the crypto trading infrastructure, research and security software services of Blockchain.com in […]

MetaMask’s Institutional Arm Makes Push for DAOs With New Custody Deals

MetaMask has seen tremendous growth in the last year through the acceleration of Web 3 adoption globally, tripling its million monthly user count in the last year. In March, parent company ConsenSys closed a $450 million funding round, with MetaMask and Infura being widely seen as the Ethereum venture studio’s crown jewels. Source link

Monero’s former maintainer released from US custody

Riccardo Spagni, the former lead maintainer of the privacy coin Monero, has reported that United States officials have released him after more than a month in custody. In a Tuesday tweet, Spagni said he was working with his legal team to return to South Africa to address the allegations against him. Authorities in the U.S. […]

How Public Key Infrastructure Will Revolutionize Custody and Fund Management

Stefan Loesch is a director and board member of a tokenization firm. He used to serve as a consultant at McKinsey, and as a banker at JP Morgan. He is the author of a book on financial services regulation and a lecturer at the University of Nicosia. The views expressed here are his. The widespread […]

Nomura Bank-Backed Crypto Custody Venture Launches CoinDesk

After two years of development, one of Japan’s largest investment banks has finally entered the digital asset custody business through a joint venture with two cryptocurrency startups. Komainu, a venture between Nomura Holdings, CoinShares and Ledger, officially launched Wednesday. Based in the U.K.’s Jersey Channel Islands, the new business serves as a custodian and provides […]

Nomura, Ledger, CoinShares Launch Crypto Custody Platform Komainu

Komainu launched by Nomura in partnership with Ledger and CoinShares prides itself as the world’s “first hybrid institutional-grade custodian” with a focus on institutional investors and other corporate parties. Major Japanese bank Nomura Holdings Inc has entered a partnership with crypto firms including CoinShares and Ledger, to offer cryptocurrency services through a new outfit called […]

CoinShares, Ledger and Nomura Release Long-Awaited Custody Platform

Global investment bank Nomura, digital asset manager CoinShares, and hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger, have finally launched their institutional-grade custody platform Komainu to the wider market. They’re billing Komainu as the first hybrid institutional-grade custody platform that can seamlessly integrate with legacy financial technology. CoinShares first examined existing custody products before deciding to develop their own […]

This Liechtenstein Bank Can Now Custody Crypto

Mason Privatbank Liechtenstein AG has become the latest private bank to offer digital asset custody through a partnership with Hong Kong-based Hex Trust. The Liechtenstein bank has high-net-worth clients across Asia and Europe that have an interest in investing in digital assets such as cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and security tokens, said Chief Markets Officer Hubert Buechel. […]

Blockchain Bites: CBDCs on Capitol Hill, Custody Battles and Smart Drugs

Top shelf CBDCsThe House Financial Services Committee (FSC) Task Force on Financial Technology will convene Thursday to discuss digital currencies and other novel technologies. This includes a discussion on how FedAccounts and other digital tools might help the federal government distribute stimulus payments to help Americans suffering the economic fallout of COVID-19. The virtual hearing […]

Custody Provider Copper Joins Think Tank to Bridge Gap Between Traditional Finance and Crypto

London-based crypto custodian Copper has joined the Digital Monetary Institute (DMI) as a founding member to inform a range of discussions on the adoption of digital currencies by central banks. The DMI is run by the Official Monetary and Financial Institution Forum (OMFIF), an independent think tank concerned with central banking, economic policy and public […]