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Gemini Launches Custody for 18 Cryptos Including Bitcoin, Ether, Enjin and More

Gemini is launching an institutional-grade crypto custody solution, the exchange announced Tuesday. Through the Gemini Trust Company, a regulated custodian overseen by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), the Winklevoss-backed exchange now offers “Gemini Custody,” a platform which would enable clients to trade assets instantly by offering them credits. Previously, clients would have …

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Anchorage Chose South Dakota for Its Crypto Custody – Here’s Why

During a tense Senate Banking Committee hearing on Tuesday, in which Facebook blockchain lead David Marcus was skewered over the social media company’s ambitious Libra project, Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) started his remarks with a brief announcement: “Mr. Marcus, thanks very much for appearing here before us today. Before I begin my questions, I just want …

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Bakkt Exchange May Be Seeking New York License for Crypto Custody: Report

The owner of the New York Stock Exchange, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), is reportedly eyeing a New York license for its long-delayed crypto exchange Bakkt. With Bakkt’s launch having been held up for eight months, apparently over persuading the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to approve it to custody bitcoin for its planned physically-delivered futures contracts, ICE apparently sees …

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BitGo Adds Custody Support for Blockchain Capital’s Security Token

Cryptocurrency custodian BitGo Trust Company is adding support for the BCAP security token from venture capital firm Blockchain Capital. Revealing the news exclusively to CoinDesk on Tuesday, BitGo said clients can now compliantly store their BCAP assets using the regulated firm’s custody services, as well as in a new multi-signature wallet for the ethereum ERC-20-based token. Speaking …

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Fidelity’s Cryptocurrency Arm Starts Offering Institutional Investor Services

<strong>Fidelity Investments’ new cryptocurrency arm is now up and running. The unit, Fidelity Digital Assets, began operations earlier this quarter but didn’t make any noise about it. It has already started offering trade execution and crypto custody services to institutional investors such as hedge funds and private wealth management firms.</strong> Also read: UN Panel: North …

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Swissquote Bank Launching ‘Nuke Proof’ Crypto Custody

Online banking and trading group Swissquote is launching a crypto custody service later this month. The Switzerland-based firm announced Friday that, starting March 21, retail and institutional customers will be able to transfer cryptocurrencies from external wallets to be stored in a Swissquote account. Swissquote has partnered with Zug-based Crypto Storage AG, a subsidiary of …

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Swiss Bank Julius Baer to Offer Digital Asset Services

Swiss private bank Julius Baer has partnered with a cryptocurrency banking startup to offer digital asset services later in 2019. Announcing the news on Tuesday, Julius Baer said it has partnered with SEBA Crypto AG and will utilize platform to offer storage, transaction and investment solutions for digital assets to meet growing demand from its …

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In the Daily: Regulatory Developments in Italy, Mauritius, Malta

<strong>In this edition of The Daily we cover recent regulatory developments regarding the use of cryptocurrencies and their associated industries from all over the world. Lawmakers in Italy have approved a definitions mandate, Mauritius has created a crypto custody license, and Malta is set to provide cybersecurity guidance to crypto funds, exchanges and ICOs registered …

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Mauritius to License Crypto Custodians Starting in March

Mauritius will soon license digital asset custodians as part of its plan to create a fintech hub “in and for” Africa. In an announcement Friday, the island nation’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) said that, after publishing draft rules in a consultation paper in November 2018, the framework has now been finalized and will come into effect on …

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