One Hundred Million Trillion: New Custody Service by Coinbase

The custody service launched last week has been used by family offices and around ten hedge funds. One of the most successful and acclaimed crypto-currency exchanges, Coinbase Inc., has said this is a way to preserve the value of cryptocurrencies almost like traditional currencies.

Coinbase has high aspirations, and Sam McIngvale, who has made every effort to see them through, said he expects the company to have more than $5 billion in assets from 100 large customers.

The institutional investors that are starting out in this world have several custody services; this is a significant advantage in a world full of scams and cybercriminals.

These escrow services allow more pension funds and breakdowns to invest in cryptocurrencies, as they are required to use regulated escrow complying with U.S. requirements and regulations.

According to McIngvle, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the regulator, and Coinbase have been talking to ensure compliance with the regulations. On the other hand, an SEC spokesman named Ryan White refused to comment.

Coinbase does not require any approval, because they have a partnership with Electronic Transaction Clearing Inc. White then said, “We have a kind of agreement with the SEC and Finra, and it allows us to execute contracts with customers and take the first deposits.”

This service is available for Litecoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Bitcoin Cash.

McIngvale said Coinbase plans to diversify all its products and revenues, and its strategies include adding its escrow service to institutional clients.

It is expected that they will have more than $20 billion by the end of 2019. The company has been accepting customers with a minimum amount of $10 million, charging them $100,000 for the installation and giving them ten basis points per month.

As part of the service, there’s cold storage, which is a way to store coins so that hackers can’t steal them because you store them offline.

It gives you the opportunity for customers to pass this money on to their usual portfolios to continue trading normally. Customers can earn money once they lend their assets.

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Ana (@coinjive) has been involved in the crypto industry for more than a year now. She was working for three ICOs (as a PR / and CMO). And prior to dive into the blockchain reality, she served as a Communication manager for big tech and less tech companies (including SAP, Evernote, Avon and, etc.). Currently, she works as a contributor at Future Times and as ICO analyst for a private Israel-based crypto venture capital firm. P.S. please agree to accept a dash of subjectivity. Coinjive is run by a human after all.