Custody plays a fundamental role for organizations seeking to access crypto and DeFi. Depending on the range of services offered by a custodian, they may cover everything from institution-compliant key storage, and interaction with broker dealers and exchanges, to multi-signature transaction approval and signing. They are paramount to organizations safely acquiring and holding crypto assets.
MetaMask Institutional practices custodian agnosticism. We partner with multiple custodians so that our clients can choose from a wide variety of solutions that meet all variations of institutional-grade custody requirements.
BitGo BitGo is a global leader in custody and security solutions with over $40B in assets under custody. Founded in 2013, BitGo pioneered the multi-signature wallet and is the first digital asset company to focus exclusively on serving institutional clients. BitGo secures approximately 20% of all on-chain Bitcoin transactions by value and supports more than 400 digital assets within its platform. BitGo provides the security and operational backbone for more than 500 institutional clients in 50 countries, including many regulated entities and the world’s top cryptocurrency exchanges and platforms.
Cactus Custody™ Cactus Custody™ is a trust company based in Hong Kong with over USD10 billion in assets under custody. It is the third-party institutional custody service provided by Matrixport, Asia’s fastest growing digital assets financial services platform. Cactus Custody™ offers cold and warm storage, enterprise crypto management features, and DeFi connectivity for miners, corporates, funds and projects.
GK8 GK8 is a blockchain cybersecurity company that offers financial institutions an end-to-end platform for managing blockchain-based assets on their own. The company developed the world’s first true air-gapped Cold Vault that enables its clients to create, sign, and send secure blockchain transactions without internet connectivity, eliminating all cyber attack vectors. Recently acquired by Celsius Network for $115 million, the company continues to operate as an independent entity. Chosen by Mastercard to help it define the future of blockchain finance and payments, GK8 serves clients managing billions worth of digital assets, including social investing network eToro, Securrency, a blockchain fintech company backed by State Street, U.S. Bank, WisdomTree, and Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners, and Prosegur, one of the world’s largest custodians with more than $400B assets under management.
Gnosis Safe Gnosis Safe is the safety standard of Web3 and the most trusted platform to manage digital assets for individuals and communities on EVM-compatible chains. It is a programmable account that enables users to control their digital assets with much more granular permissions, starting with multiple-signature (multi-sig) as the baseline permission. Gnosis Safe stores ~90 billion USD worth of digital assets today.
Hex Trust Hex Trust is the leading fully-licensed, SOC2 compliant, and insured provider of institutional-grade digital asset custody in Asia. Led by veteran banking technologists and award-winning financial services experts, Hex Trust has built Hex Safe™, a proprietary bank-grade platform that delivers custody, DeFi, brokerage, and financing solutions for financial institutions, digital asset organizations, corporations and private clients. Hex Trust has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Vietnam and is expanding across Europe and the Middle East.
Qredo Qredo offers decentralised crypto custody secured by Multi-Party Computation (MPC) – an advanced cryptographic technique that removes the operational risk around private keys. Qredo supports institutions—from small-cap crypto funds to global asset managers—that are very active in their DeFi yield farming. Its Layer 2 blockchain also enables seamless, low-cost access to a growing ecosystem of cross-chain trading and liquidity opportunities.
Parfin Parfin is an Anglo-Brazilian fintech that offers a modular and secure platform for custody, trading and management of digital assets. Founded in 2019 by executives Marcos Viriato, Cristian Bohn and Alex Buelau, Parfin's platform connects institutional investors to the various players in the cryptocurrency market, such as exchanges, banks and custodians.
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