Cryptocurrency Custody Solutions
BitGo is considered the premier custody solution provider to institutional clients. The company was founded in 2010 by Mike Belshe, a former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur. In 2018, BitGo became a financial services company with the launch of BitGo Trust Company, the first qualified custodian purpose-built for storing digital assets. BitGo contributed to solving the problem with the lack of transparency and stability in the cryptocurrency industry, which, at the time, was preventing institutional investors from entering the niche. Today, BitGo is focused on working with clients, partners, and regulators to deliver innovative security, custody (digital assets are insured for $100m), and liquidity solutions.
Launched in 2018, Coinbase Custody offers clients access to the secure, institutional-grade offline storage solution that has been used by Coinbase’s exchange business since 2012. Coinbase Custody is an independent, NYDFS-regulated entity that operates as an independently capitalized business, Coinbase Trust Company, LLC. The custody solution provider supports all types of assets that institutional investors may be interested in. All digital assets are segregated and held in trust for the benefit of the company's clients. Coinbase is the first custodian to offer staking from safe, offline storage of assets. The minimum balance required to become a client is $1 000 000, alongside an implementation fee between $0 and $10 000.
Anchorage is focused on bringing the world’s most advanced and proven security architecture to cryptocurrency custody, making digital assets safe to hold and to use. Anchorage Trust Company is a state-chartered trust company with fiduciary powers and a Qualified Custodian that helps SEC-registered investment advisers meet their obligations under federal law. It was founded in 2017 to meet the growing need for institutional custody. Anchorage is based in San Francisco, California and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The company is a Founding Member of the Libra Association. Anchorage supports a variety of assets and is continuously adding new ones.
Kingdom Trust is an independent qualified custodian regulated by the South Dakota Division of Banking. The company specializes in innovative custody solutions for individual investors, investment businesses, family offices, advisory firms, broker-dealers, and various other investment platforms. Kingdom Trust serves over 100 000 clients and has over $12 billion in assets under custody. The company is considered the pioneer in online custody account opening for the Self-Directed IRA industry. In just a few minutes, users can fill out and submit a simple account form. There are no initial physical paperwork nor wet-signature requirements.
Aside from its brokerage and exchange services, OSL provides insured custody for digital asset holdings. The service includes comprehensive protection of customers' assets for both hot and cold wallets. Users' funds are insured against loss, damage, destruction, or theft. The custody solution utilizes state-of-the-art encryption, private key protection, and multi-layer authentication. OSL's cold wallet infrastructure is based in faraday-cage equipped high-security physical vaults, certified to meet US Department of Defense requirements. OSL divides the levels of protection it ensures in 5 categories - digital defense, physical defense, process defense, slippage detection, and insurance.
Aside from being a well-known cryptocurrency exchange, Gemini also provides custody solutions to institutional and individual clients. The platform offers flexible pricing, with free setup and no minimums. Gemini Custody launched Captive Insurance Company called Nakamoto, licensed by the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) to insure Gemini Custody™. That way, Gemini Custody™ is protected by $200 million in insurance coverage. The platform has a direct integration with the Gemini Exchange which allows users to take advantage of same-day withdrawals and instant liquidity for trading. Gemini Custody supports over 23 different assets. Gemini is a fiduciary and qualified custodian under New York Banking Law and is licensed by the State of New York to custody digital assets.
Headquartered in Singapore, Onchain Custodian® (ONC) offers a global, standardized, resilient, insured and compliant custody service for the safekeeping of institutional digital asset investments. Onchain Custodian's clients include crypto exchanges, funds, family offices, high net worth individuals, OTC brokers, ICO and STO founders, miners, asset managers, and more. Its product, the SAFE™ digital asset custody platform, offers comprehensive reporting services to facilitate efficient and transparent management of its clients' digital asset holdings. The solution supports 8 digital assets with more to be added (BTC, ETH, LTC, ONT, ONG, NEO, GAS, and USDT). The ONC's platform code and cybersecurity are audited by the NCC group.
Bakkt Warehouse is a custodial solution, comprised of both online and offline, air-gapped digital asset storage. To further protect its customers, Bakkt’s wallets are covered by a $125m insurance policy from a leading global carrier. This coverage is periodically evaluated based on risks and updates to operational best practices. In addition, Bakkt is working with one of the largest custody banks in the world, BNY Mellon, as part of its safekeeping process. Bakkt’s infrastructure leverages enterprise security capabilities, including those that protect Intercontinental Exchange’s dozen exchanges around the world, including the New York Stock Exchange.
ItBit offers full-range crypto-related services including a cryptocurrency exchange, an OTC trading desk, Escrow, and a custodial solution. As a New York State Trust Company, itBit is subject to strict regulatory oversight by the New York State Department of Financial Services. All fiat and crypto customer assets deposited with itBit are backed by mandatory capital reserves as a regulated entity. ItBit uses 100% cold storage ensuring that the deposited crypto assets remain secure and will be available to meet investor redemption and verification requirements.
Vo1t is a market-leading, insured digital custody service, established in 2015. The service provider is trusted by some of the world’s largest institutions. The team behind Vo1t includes experts in physical security, cybersecurity, and banking. They have worked for some of the most renowned institutions in the UK and internationally, including the UK Ministry of Defence, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and Goldman Sachs. Vo1t’s secure cold storage platform supports the majority of the mainstream digital currencies and tokens, as well as hard forks and airdrops. Vo1t is designed to integrate with clients' core infrastructure, enabling rapid transactions in under two hours.
BANKEX is designed as a multi-layer security concierge banking infrastructure that is easy-to-use and ensures the safe storage of users' cryptocurrency assets. The BANKEX custody service ensures the secure storage of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin with no minimum deposit limit. The platform also accepts BKX tokens. Service fees are waived for customers that hold a certain amount of their assets in BKX. BANKEX's clients can make deposits or withdrawals, check their balance, and view their transaction history at any time. BANKEX has patented Custody Service in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Tangany is a Germany-based crypto custody provider serving institutional investors and businesses. Its modular Custody Suite lets customers choose from an array of products and services including warm wallets (available via API), multi-signature cold wallets, crypto payment processing, and node infrastructure. Tangany offers both fully and partially-managed custody options, asset tokenization, and tools to create crypto-powered products like exchanges and lending services. Tangany won a 2020 FinTech Germany Award. The provider currently serves more than 65,000 wallets with clients located throughout the EU.
HexTrust is a provider of crypto custody solutions to institutional investors. The platform is designed with an institutional mindset to provide a highly secure, enterprise-grade and compliant solution for digital assets custody. HexTrust serves institutional investors, corporations, exchanges, and brokers. The platform is powered and protected by bank-grade security, proven cryptographic algorithms, operational best practices, and standards. HexTrust offers on-chain segregation of assets at the account level. That way, balances and transactions are independently auditable on their respective blockchains. The company works with authorities and institutional partners to conform with relevant regulatory regimes and global AML / KYC rules.
Onyze is a Madrid-based crypto custody platform. It serves both individual and institutional investors and is free for users with less than 100k in their accounts. The platform stores users' funds in escrowed wallets which are protected by an insurance program. Onyze supports Bitcoin, Ethereum, and ERC-20 tokens. If a user wants access to his digital assets, he should send Onyze a cashback request. It is worth noting that it may take up to 24 hours to transfer his funds from Onyze's vault to his wallet. The platform also has a mobile app for Android and iOS devices that allows clients to control their funds on-the-go.
KNØX provides custody services to financial institutions, asset managers, high net worth individuals, cryptocurrency miners, government agencies, exchange venues, trading platforms, and individual traders. In June 2018, the company raised $6.2 million from several investors include iNovia Capital, Initialized, FJ Labs, and Ferst Capital. The idea of the company is to provide institutions with white-glove support for efficient integration, and management of their holdings without having to design and build their own custody solution. The service is compatible with Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Copper provides end-to-end secure custody architecture for crypto assets. The London-based custodian provides multi-sig support for over 100 digital assets. The company's solution is based on two pillars - security and control. Users can maintain easy management and complete control over their digital assets through the online Copper Platform, while also storing their assets in the offline vault. Copper also provides independent custody connected to multiple exchanges, thanks to which funds can deploy capital across exchanges while maintaining independent custody. Copper won the Best Digital Asset Custodian award at the HFM Awards 2019.
Bitcoin Suisse provides institutional-grade and fully audited crypto asset custody through its time-tested Bitcoin Suisse Vault service. It features a multi-signing process customizable to client needs. The user-friendly access is hardware-free and the client defines who can view and withdraw the stored assets. It is offered to financial service providers, corporations, and institutional and private investors. Access to the Bitcoin Suisse Vault is available 24/7 supporting safe custody for BTC, ETH, BSV, XRP, BCH, LTC, BTG, TRON, EWT and all ERC20/223 tokens. The Bitcoin Suisse Vault offering is based on the Swiss Crypto Vault solution. Swiss Crypto Vault AG is a subsidiary of Bitcoin Suisse AG.
Prime Trust is a technology-driven financial institution that provides open banking solutions. The service provider powers everything from financial apps, payment processors, crypto exchanges, and OTC desks, to crowdfunding portals, real estate platforms, brokers, investment advisors, and others. It also provides modern digital asset custody for institutions. PrimeTrust is an independent, qualified custodian, that ranks among the leading in the industry of secure storage solutions for traditional and modern assets. The custody solution provider is a preferred choice due to its competitive fees and proven track record in the field of digital asset security.
Falcon’s proprietary custody solution provides private and institutional investors with a reliable and secure way to store and protect their digital assets. The solution supports the world’s top cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, Litecoin, XRP, and Stellar Lumens) and provides on-demand custody of ERC-20 compatible security tokens. The platform employs Shamir's Secret Sharing algorithm and multisig to ensure the complete protection of users' funds. Recovery seeds are securely stored in multiple geographical locations in bank vaults. All of Falcon's hardware, software, and business processes are periodically examined by an independent security company and audited in line with Swiss banking standards.
Founded in 2018, Aegis Custody is a San Francisco-based fintech company that provides financial institutions with a secure and easy-to-use solution for custody of digital assets. Aegis Custody offers products and services that allow financial institutions, exchanges, funds, and token issuers to transfer and store their digital assets. Aegis is preferred by institutional investors as it provides a self-custody solution. Clients can control their private keys and digital assets without relying on third-parties. The custody solution supports BTC, ETH, and ERC20-compliant tokens. Aegis is backed by Fosun, a global asset management company.
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