Tag: custody

Jan 13 2021

BitGo Taps Former Coinbase Exec Jeff Horowitz as Chief Compliance Officer

Jan 13 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitgo business coinbase compliance custody

Jeff Horowitz led Coinbase’s global compliance program until his departure in October.

Jan 07 2021

Institutional Custody Will Challenge Retail-Oriented Crypto

Jan 07 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  custody opinion policy & regulation

The bearer nature of digital assets presents challenges to institutions getting into crypto. The need for greater security will likely impact the whole industry.

Dec 21 2020

Puerto Rico-Based FV Bank to Offer Regulated Crypto Custody in the US

Dec 21 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  banks business custody fv bank markets

FV Bank says it has received permission from a Puerto Rico banking regulator to provide custody services for bitcoin, ether and more in the U.S.

Dec 11 2020

Aegis Custody Clears Hurdle in Bid for South Dakota Trust Charter

Dec 11 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business custody news south dakota trade finance

Aegis Custody wants to build a tokenized bridge between U.S. investors and trade finance opportunities in Asia.

Dec 07 2020

We Must Solve Bitcoin’s Custody UX Problem

Twelve years is the blink of an eye in historical terms, but it’s an eternity in tech. Just look at the cellphone, which went from niche accessory to absolute necessity in under a decade. Still, new technologies don’t always soar immediately: it took a quarter of a century for the humble washing machine to reach even half of U.S. homes. This Halloween marked...

Nov 27 2020

Crypto Custodian Copper Aims to Bridge Gap Between DeFi and Traditional Finance With New Tool

Nov 27 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business copper custody defi news

The new tool, CopperConnect, covers the "DeFi lifecycle" as an asset moves from custody to smart contract and back.

Nov 24 2020

What Fidelity Is Doing With the Bitcoin It’s Mined

Christine Sandler, head of sales and marketing at Fidelity Digital Assets, talks about how 30 years in traditional finance and an early retirement led her to Coinbase, and, eventually, Fidelity Digital Assets. She discusses the history of Fidelity's involvement in crypto, how they became one of the first to enter the space, and what the future holds. Topics include:...

Nov 23 2020

Everything You Need to Use Bitcoin Safely, From Beginner to Expert

This is a promoted article provided by SatoshiLabs. To succeed, Bitcoin must be attractive and intuitive to all kinds of users. Making an ecosystem that serves everyone’s needs equally is a significant undertaking, but it’s made much easier through collaboration. There are four fundamental tiers of user that need to be defined if they are to be protected, each building on the foundations...

Nov 21 2020

Coinbase Has Raked in $14B in New Institutional Assets Since April

Coinbase is now measuring new capital coming in for bitcoin in the billions, according to the firm's head of institutional coverage.

Nov 17 2020

Custodian Anchorage Seeks Charter From Crypto-Friendly US Bank Regulator OCC

If its application is approved, Anchorage would be the first crypto company to get a national bank charter.

Nov 16 2020

The SEC Is Still Working Out What ‘Qualified Custodian’ Means for Crypto

The SEC’s recent statement about qualified custodians shows the federal agency is still puzzling out important questions for the crypto space.

Nov 13 2020

This Crypto Custody Breakthrough Will Bring Banks Closer to Digital Assets

Nov 13 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  banking business crypto custody custody mpc

Shard X is claiming to be the first company to successfully run multi-party computation (MPC) on hardware security modules (HSMs).

Nov 10 2020

Hong Kong’s Amber Group Picks BitGo Trust in Quest for Institutional Investors

Nov 10 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  amber group bitgo bitgo trust business custody

BitGo’s status as a qualified custodian should draw more high-net-worth investors to Amber from places like Hong Kong, Taiwan and Seoul.

Sep 21 2020

Unchained Capital Unveils New Ways For Businesses To Custody BTC

Unchained Capital, an Austin-based financial services firm, has announced its new enterprise-grade self-custody offering, aptly named “Business Accounts for Bitcoin.” The underlying principle of this new offering is “collaborative custody,” for which Unchained’s goal is to focus on simple workflows for funds, businesses and B2B2C providers...

Aug 18 2020

Questions Remain Around The OCC Decision To Allow Banks To Custody Crypto

The recent Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) ruling that national banks and savings associations can provide cryptocurrency custody services to clients is one of the biggest milestones in the short but spectacular lifetime of digital currencies. Now that U.S. banks have the green light to begin custodying crypto, everybody knows that the rules have changed —...

Jul 22 2020

Treasury Bureau Declares National Banks Can Custody Crypto

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), a bureau within the U.S. Department of the Treasury tasked with regulating the country’s banks and thrift institutions, has published a public letter clarifying that national banks and savings associations can provide cryptocurrency custody services to clients. “In the letter published today, the OCC concludes that providing cryptocurrency custody services, including holding the unique...

Jul 15 2020

How the Human Rights Foundation and Casa Hope to Improve Bitcoin Sovereignty Around the World

Perhaps the most important quality of Bitcoin is its ability to provide financial freedom and sovereignty from third party authorities like central banks and governments. In parts of the world, this means the chance to opt out from inherently inflationary and reckless economic policy. In others, it means that Bitcoin can serve as a lifeline from fundamentally broken societies and oppressive regimes. As...

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