Fireblocks, the institutional-grade digital infrastructure provider, has launched the Fireblocks Global Custodian Partner Program, a global network of licensed digital asset custodians. Built on the Fireblocks Network, the program will be launched with an initial group of licensed custodians based in the U.S., UAE, UK, Singapore, Thailand, and Australia. Once live, Fireblocks clients will be…

Komainu, the Nomura-backed custody provider for digital assets, has appointed Paul Frost Smith as co-CEO, working alongside Robert Johnson, who has been serving as interim CEO and has now been appointed as co-CEO on a permanent basis. In his most recent role, Frost Smith was co-founder and CEO of Corinthian, a digital asset investment management…

State Street has been appointed to provide administration services to the two new ETPs issued by DWS: the Xtrackers Galaxy Physical Bitcoin ETC Securities (XXBT) and the Xtrackers Galaxy Physical Ethereum ETC Securities (XETH), both of which are listed on Deutsche Börse. State Street will work alongside Zodia Custody and Coinbase, which have been appointed…

The ETC Group, a Germany-based digital asset ETP issuer, has formed a partnership with Zodia Custody which will see a migration of assets from existing ETC Group products — including the recently launched ETC Group Ethereum Staking ETP (ET32) — to Zodia. In 2023 ETC appointed Komainu as custodian for its first index ETP and…

Taurus, the Switzerland-based provider of digital asset infrastructure for banks and regulated players, has extended its partnership with AMINA Bank (formerly SEBA). The Swiss crypto bank, a Taurus client since 2019, has signed an agreement to extend the strategic collaboration with Taurus and move to Taurus-PROTECT v4. AMINA will be among the first subscribers to…

Kraken Institutional, the U.S.-based provider of crypto solutions for institutional investors, has launched its qualified custody solution, offered through Kraken Financial, its state-chartered bank. Headquartered in Wyoming, U.S., Kraken Financial is authorised to offer digital asset custody and deposit accounts for institutions. Kraken Financial is a segregated entity, where funds and assets are held remotely…

Fireblocks, an enterprise platform for building blockchain applications and managing digital asset operations, has hired Michal Ferguson as chief marketing officer. Prior to joining Fireblocks, Ferguson built and scaled the go-to-market functions at Snyk, a cybersecurity platform that integrates directly into development tools, workflows, and automation pipelines. BNY Mellon took a stake in Fireblocks in…

Komainu, a UK-regulated digital asset custody service provider that is partly backed by Nomura, will provide custody support for USYC, created by Hashnote, the on-chain first digital asset manager, built with the support of Cumberland and DRW. The partnership will enable Hashnote’s USYC to be held in custody by Komainu. USYC is designed to generate…

Tungsten, the UAE-based custody provider, has secured a licence from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) to operate from the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). Tungsten provides secure, regulated digital assets custody for institutional investors.

ETC Group has appointed Zodia Custody to support its latest ETP listed on Deutsche Börse XETRA, the ETC Group Ethereum Staking ETP, a total return exchange-traded product that tracks the Compass Ethereum Total Return Monthly Index. The ETP is fully backed by the underlying digital assets, and counterparty risk is negated through an independent trustee.…