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Much excitement has been building since the large American financial services firm Fidelity Investments first announced back in October that they were building a cryptocurrency trading and custody platform. They are now almost ready to launch their Fidelity Digital Assets Exchange. Fidelity Investments is an investment management company that was established back in 1945 as a mutual fund company. Over the years, they have become synonymous with providing a vast plethora of financial services in regards to wealth management and fund distribution, alongside offering solid investment advice. They are now getting closer to diversifying into the digital assets industry. Fidelity Digital
Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s largest asset managers, is breaking into bitcoin custody.
According to a recent report from Bloomberg, three people “with knowledge on the matter” from firms in contact with Fidelity have said that the company is tentatively planning to launch a custody service for bitcoin in March.
This move would fall in line with the company’s recent pushes toward the crypto space. Last October, Fidelity announced the creation of a platform for institutional traders to invest in cryptocurrencies, using over-the-counter trading and cold storage to ensure the security of the various assets.
The bitcoin price on Wednesday recovered as much as 2.45 percent after reports indicated that Fidelity would launch its crypto custody service as soon as March. Fidelity Crypto Launch Brings out the Bulls At 18:00 UTC, the bitcoin-US dollar exchange rate (BTC/USD) was trading at $ 3,443 on crypto exchange Coinbase, down 0.6 percent from its intraday high at $ 3,459. Earlier today, the market had opened at a lower rate at $ 3,337 during the Asian session, while trending lower inside a descending channel formation. The positive sentiment kicked in after Fidelity Investments, a renowned capital management firm, announced that it would launch
In today’s edition of The Daily we feature a number of stories about financial companies adding cryptocurrency-related services including a custody solution from Fidelity and new CFDs for trading BCH vs precious metals. We also cover the latest update about the ongoing Cryptopia hack.
Big news today from Bloomberg‘s Matthew Leising and Alastair Marsh: “Fidelity Investments is targeting a March launch date for its Bitcoin custody service, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, as the mutual-fund giant moves forward with a plan that could help ease fears of trading cryptocurrencies.” “We are currently serving a select set of eligible clients as we continue to build our initial solutions,” the company said in a statement. Over the next several months, we will thoroughly engage with and prioritize prospective clients based on needs, jurisdiction and other factors. A source familiar with the new
Financial services giant Fidelity Investments, which manages more than $ 2.6 trillion in client assets, is reportedly targeting a March launch date for its Bitcoin (BTC) custody service. According to a recent report by Bloomberg, which cites three individuals familiar with the matter, Bitcoin custody will be the first of many crypto products made available for large investors like […]
Gong-pil Choi, the director of the Korea Institute of Finance, said that custody in crypto is crucial in eliminating hacking fears and facilitating the growth of the market. The Korea Institute of Finance, an agency that works with the government to research and evaluate financial policies to bolster the country’s financial sector, has emphasized that
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Venture firm Two Sigma and Ethereum development studio ConSensys have invested $ 8 million into digital asset custody solution provider Trustology, Business Insider reports. Both investors would be joining Trustology’s board of directors. London based Trustology, known for developing the TrustVault, a crypto management service that safeguards private keys by keeping them in “tamper proof, programmable
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BitGo has a new CEO for its custody business.
The cryptocurrency solution provider has recruited Richard Corcoran as its new chief executive officer. Having retired some years back after over 30 years in the traditional banking and finance industry, Corcoran has come out of retirement to lead the BitGo Trust Company, BitGo’s crypto custody arm.
BitGo received approval from the South Dakota Division of Banking in September 2018, empowering it to act as a qualified custodian of digital assets for its institutional investors. At the time it was launched, BitGo Chief Compliance Officer Shahla Ali said that BitGo’s custody would deliver “modern security for modern assets.”
Ex-Banker Dick Corcoran will oversee billions of dollars in value as CEO of the recently formed BitGo Trust Company.
The world’s fourth-largest asset manager, Fidelity, is exploring the possibility of expanding its custodian services beyond Bitcoin to other assets in the crypto market. Tom Jessop, the head of Fidelity Digital Assets, a cryptocurrency custodial service provider operated by Fidelity, said that the organization is evaluating the demand for the top five cryptocurrencies in the market
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Tom Jessop, President of Fidelity Digital Asset Services says that the asset manager will take crypto to the next level by enhancing the sector and providing a secure Bitcoin custody solution so institutional investors can get a piece of the crypto pie.
Bitcoin Custody Solution Will Remove Barrier
In the most recent episode of her Unconfirmed podcast, Laura Shin interviewed Fidelity president of Digital Asset Services Tom Jessop. The two had a cryptocurrency and blockchain focused discussion about the company’s plans to help develop the Bitcoin 00 and cryptocurrency market to a higher level of functionality and value.
Coinbase has secured approval from New York state regulators to act “as a limited purpose trust company” in the state, a press release reveals.
According to the release, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has officially signed off on an application for the Coinbase Custody Trust Company, a subsidiary of Coinbase Global, Inc. With the approval, Coinbase is now authorized to provide custody services in the state of New York for bitcoin, ethereum, bitcoin cash, litecoin, ethereum classic and XRP, the last of which is the only cryptocurrency not yet listed on Coinbase’s platforms.
Coinbase has made yet another pioneering move in the regulatory morass that is cryptocurrency. The company today announced that its institutional wing, Coinbase Custody Trust Company, has received approval from New York State regulators to operate as an “independent Qualified Custodian.” Coinbase May Operate as Qualified Custodian A qualified custodian operates similarly to a bank,
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The debate on whether the central authorities can ever regulate the cryptocurrency industry intensates further with the launch of a Chinese crypto-startup. In a right-in-your-face stunt, InVault begins offering its cryptocurrency custody services last week in China despite the mainland ban. The Shanghai startup proposes to attract cryptocurrency exchanges as its primary clients, believing they
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Make sure you check out our previous edition here, now let’s go over what happened in crypto this week. Also, make sure you subscribe for this week’s edition of The CCN Podcast on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts. Price Watch: Bitcoin is up 5.46% this week to $ 6,500 after a somewhat tumultuous week. On Monday, we reported that despite Bitcoin’s
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BitGo has received the green light from the South Dakota Division of Banking to act as a qualified custodian for digital assets, according to a Business Wire press release.
The approval means the BitGo Trust Company can now offer secure storage for digital assets “designed for institutional customers,” Chief Compliance Officer Shahla Ali told Bitcoin Magazine. “Built on BitGo’s multisignature security, BitGo Custody delivers modern security for modern assets,” Ali continued.
Ali went on to explain that “BitGo has been working on its application for its charter to be a qualified custodian for the past year.” Per South Dakota regulations, the company won’t begin storing assets under the Trust until a 30-day period has elapsed.
According to Business Insider’s Frank Chaparro, sources close to Citibank revealed that the $ 175 billion New York-based bank will offer crypto custody solutions to institutional investors. Through the launch of a product called Digital Asset Receipt (DAR), Citigroup will enable institutional investors to invest in cryptocurrencies in a fully insured and regulated manner. Similar to … Continued
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