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The changeable burden that regulation is about to lay on digital asset custodians

A Future of Finance In Person Event on November 9th 2022 Safe custody is the service that will unlock corporate issuance and institutional investing in the securities, asset-backed, non-fungible and fund token markets. While there is widespread recognition that regulation of digital asset custodians would accelerate progress, regulators around the world have so far reachedContinue reading “The changeable burden that regulation is about to lay on digital asset custodians”

Is the digital asset custody industry ready to grow up?

A summary of the webinar of June 9 2022 entitled Is the digital asset custody industry ready to grow up? SUMMARY What can be done about crime in the cryptocurrency and DeFi industries? According to Chainalysis, thieves stole $3.2 billion of cryptocurrency in 2021 and had stolen another $1.3 billion in the first quarter ofContinue reading “Is the digital asset custody industry ready to grow up?”

The BSTX blockchain exchange is betting on a blend of the old and the new

The BSTX blockchain exchange is betting on a blend of the old and the new BSTX is the first exchange based on blockchain to be fully regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and licensed to operate on a national scale. It took the founders of the Boston-based exchange years to get there butContinue reading “The BSTX blockchain exchange is betting on a blend of the old and the new”

Is the digital asset custody industry ready to grow up? (9 June 2022)

A Future of Finance webinar with custody banks, digital asset companies, regulators and technology companies on June 9 at 2pm UK time Safe custody is the crucial service for crypto-currency investors. The theft, loss or destruction of the unique private keys to the digital wallets in which cryptocurrencies are held is irreversible and – unlikeContinue reading “Is the digital asset custody industry ready to grow up? (9 June 2022)”

The growth of the Komainu custody service tracks rising institutional interest in digital assets

The growth of the Komainu custody service tracks rising institutional interest in digital assets Growing institutional interest in the largest and most liquid crypto-currencies is now spilling over into staking via Decentralised Finance (DeFi) protocols and into Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs). While widening institutional interest in digital assets is partly explicable as a search forContinue reading “The growth of the Komainu custody service tracks rising institutional interest in digital assets”

Summary and Highlights: The Securities Services Industry in the ‘New’ World

There are many reasons why established financial institutions are starting to trade and invest in crypto-currencies but their interest is certainly driving the development of services which match what they expect to find in the traditional foreign exchange (FX) and securities markets. Substitutes for the traditional means by which counterparty credit and settlement risk are mitigated are already in use.

Hex Trust sees ample opportunities for growth at home and abroad

Hex Trust sees ample opportunities for growth at home and abroad Growing institutional interest in crypto-currencies, not least as a hedge against rising inflation, has spawned a range of custodial services to safeguard the private keys without which nobody can access the digital wallet that contains the assets. Hex Trust, the Hong Kong based providerContinue reading “Hex Trust sees ample opportunities for growth at home and abroad”

Securities Services Industry in the ‘New’ World (13 September 2021)

Securities Services Industry in the ‘New’ World Future of Finance and Coalition Greenwich, a division of CRISIL, will review the recent financial performance of the global custodian bank, and project near-term developments in the global custody industry. Monday 13 September, at 2pm UK time Read the Summary Topics will include: Changing client needs The evolvingContinue reading “Securities Services Industry in the ‘New’ World (13 September 2021)”