Komainu, a regulated digital asset custody service provider built by institutions for institutions, today announced that it has partnered with Blockdaemon, a leading institutional-grade blockchain infrastructure company, to further bolster its staking offering.
Komainu’s staking service, launched in early 2022, has seen significant growth, and this partnership offers Komainu client’s access to a broader range of institutional-grade staking infrastructure. Staking on leading protocols including Ethereum and Cardano will be available as part of this venture with Blockdaemon, one of the largest independent blockchain node infrastructure providers, boasting a 99.9% validator uptime record.
Komainu clients will retain custody and control of their staked digital assets as Blockdaemon provides a non-custodial staking service. In addition, Komainu in Dubai has VASP license granted by Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA) to provide custody services including custodial staking.
“Blockdaemon is one of the most trusted infrastructure players with an immense footprint across the staking ecosystem,” said Sebastian Widmann, Head of Strategy at Komainu. “Demand for staking is growing and the addition of Blockdaemon, coupled with our expansion in key digital asset hubs, affords our clients an optimal entry point to capitalize on this opportunity.”
“Blockdaemon prides itself on providing compliant blockchain solutions to the largest and most prestigious financial institutions in the world and we are pleased to add Komainu to that list,” said Luke Dorney, General Manager of EMEA and Americas at Blockdaemon. “Komainu has a strong presence and first-mover advantage in key digital asset jurisdictions where we are doubling down on our presence and service offerings, such as EMEA.”
Komainu was established in 2018 to fill a void and provide institutions with a secure and compliant custody service for investment in digital assets. Launched in June 2020, Komainu currently offers custodial services exchanges, financial institutions, hedge funds, asset managers, corporations, and government agencies.
Blockdaemon powers the blockchain economy with its suite of industry-leading infrastructure solutions. We are a globally established, ISO-27001 certified partner with extensive protocol coverage, offering technical depth, industry-leading SLAs, 70+ global points of presence through 10+ cloud and bare metal providers, and 24/7 support for an unmatched institutional-grade experience. We provide integrated business solutions to exchanges, custodians, crypto platforms, financial institutions, and developers using our end-to-end suite of blockchain tools, including dedicated nodes, APIs, staking, liquid staking, MPC tech, and more. Blockdaemon provides its customers with the confidence to quickly and easily scale without compromising security or compliance. For more information visit: www.blockdaemon.com
Komainu is a regulated digital asset custodian built by institutions for institutions and created as a joint venture between Nomura, digital asset manager CoinShares, and digital asset security company Ledger. Offering multi-asset support with regulatory compliance, Komainu is merging traditional financial services with leading security standards for the next generation of institutional custody. Headquartered in Jersey and with offices in London, Dublin, Dubai, and Singapore, Komainu has an OAM registration in Italy, an MLR registration with the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC), and Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA). For more information, visit https://www.komainu.com
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