Category: Digital Assets

Komainu, the C.I.-based digital asset custodian, has appointed Nicolas Bertrand as its CEO. His appointment follows the February 2022 announcement that Matt Chamberlain was to become CEO, which never happened. Bertrand brings over 20 years of experience in market infrastructure and digital assets, including more than a decade at Borsa Italiana and the London Stock…

MJ Hudson, the UK-based solutions provider to the asset management industry, has introduced a new custody benchmarking service specifically for clients investing in digital assets. The new service will benchmark the capabilities of major custodians for key themes across digital asset custody provision, including strategy and commitment, digital asset coverage, fraud prevention, private key management,…

3iQ Digital Asset Management has joined forces with Coinbase and Tetra Trust Company in an effort to expand the exchange-traded product ecosystem for digital assets in Canada and generate further interest from the investment community. As part of the agreement, Coinbase and Tetra will act as custodians for 3iQ’s ETPs, including the 3iQ CoinShares Bitcoin…

Société Générale Securities Services has expanded its range of services for asset management companies wishing to develop professional funds based on crypto currencies. SGSS now offers fund custody, valuation and liability management services. SGSS’s new service has been adopted by Arquant Capital SAS. Arquant, licensed by AMF, is launching a range of specialised professional funds…

Apex has been appointed by GSR Capital to provide fund administration services. GSR Capital is the investment management arm of the GSR group of companies, a digital asset trading business, which has been operating since 2013. Founded in 2021, GSR Capital leverages GSR’s broader expertise in digital assets, execution and liquidity to research and build…

Fenergo, the Ireland-based provider of KYC and client lifecycle management (CLM) software solutions for financial institutions, has been appointed by Copper.co, a UK-based provider of custody, trading and settlement services for digital assets, to deploy its SaaS-based CLM and AML solution to onboard increasingly complex client ownership structures. Copper’s clients range from institutional asset managers,…

Coinbase has been selected by BlackRock to provide institutional clients of Aladdin, BlackRock’s end-to-end investment management platform, with direct access to crypto, starting with Bitcoin, through connectivity with Coinbase Prime. Coinbase Prime will provide crypto trading, custody, prime brokerage, and reporting capabilities to Aladdin’s institutional clients who are also clients of Coinbase. Built for institutions,…

Zodia Custody (Ireland) Limited has been added to the Central Bank of Ireland’s Virtual Asset Service Provider Register, and is now authorised to provide commercial services to clients in Ireland. Zodia Custody, an institutional cryptoasset servicing company headquartered in London, established its Irish subsidiary in August 2021. Zodia Custody is a wholly owned subsidiary of…

Zodia Markets, a UK-based cryptoasset exchange and brokerage for institutional clients backed by Standard Chartered, has received cryptoasset registration from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and has officially launched its institutional crypto exchange and brokerage business. Zodia Markets’ registration marks the first time a crypto trading business backed by a leading international bank has…