Over the past years, we have watched staking emerge as a defining trend in the wider crypto-ecosystem — staking has become the prevailing consensus mechanism for new blockchains and also an increasing interest of institutional investors and corporations.

Navigating the staking landscape is not a straightforward task, however, and its complexity poses a considerable barrier to entry for many investors watching the developments from the sidelines. As interesting as they may seem, Proof of Stake networks vary in nature, and caution is advised when assessing the many opportunities in the space.

Consequently, it is critical that investors and protocols looking…

Finoa announces partnernship with Dapper Labs including logos.
Finoa announces partnernship with Dapper Labs including logos.

With the mainnet launch of Dapper Lab’s Flow protocol, Finoa is excited to announce that it has been exclusively chosen as the provider of institutional-grade custody for FLOW, the native token powering the network.

Finoa has worked closely with Dapper Labs to ensure that both professional investors and Dapper Laps have exclusive custody support in time for the upcoming token distribution.

In addition to custody, FLOW token holders will further have the opportunity to stake and delegate their allocations directly from Finoa’s infrastructure. Thus, providing them with the chance to contribute to the network seamlessly, safely, and securely.

Blockchain-enabled applications…

Family offices looking for safety, yield, and diversification in a low-yield paradigm are likely to find answers in the digital asset space.

Family offices are younger than you would expect

Family offices aim to preserve the generational wealth of one or more families, giving them perhaps the longest time horizon of any class of investor. These firms rarely appear in financial news headlines, but that’s not to say they don’t hold significant wealth, with some analysts estimating their total assets under management at over $6 trillion. Given that family offices exist to preserve wealth across generations, one would assume that most of this $6 trillion originated as “old…

Following on the heels of our $22 million Series A funding, we are delighted to announce a new Managing Director as Chief Compliance Officer, a Chief Technology Officer, and a Chief Security Officer

BERLIN (July 2021) — As one of Europe’s leading digital asset custodians, today we announce that we are adding three new executives to our management team. Following the recent $22 million Series A investment round, we are entering the next phase of our growth and adding senior talents with vast experience in the financial industry to scale the organization for our next chapter.

At Finoa we offer…

Disclaimer: Finoa is a custody service provider platform and any data or information presented should not be considered investment advice, financial advice, trading advice, or any other sort of advice.

Introduction to traditional hedge funds and crypto funds

Whether it be traditional hedge funds making an entrance into digital assets or crypto-native funds at the forefront of the market, there’s no shortage of funds and strategies in and around the crypto space. As described in our institutional adoption report, different institutions enter crypto for different reasons, and this is true among hedge funds as well. Funds employ diverse strategies to achieve their objectives: some invest in bitcoin and…

Today’s institutional investors are wise to custody their digital assets with a trusted third party — but can they reduce risk even further by spreading their assets across multiple custodians?

The value of custody diversification

Institutional investors entering the digital asset space today understand the importance of keeping their digital assets in the custody of a trusted third party (see previous blog article). Management of the assets’ private keys gets delegated to the custodian, requiring trust in the custodian and their underlying infrastructure. …

This report focuses on the institutional adoption of crypto from the perspective of Finoa as the leading crypto custodian in Europe. It provides a general overview of the news-worthy institutional investments over the past year and a categorization of use cases of such investments as we observe them.

2020: The inflection point for Bitcoin’s institutional adoption

The past 12 months have seen a major shift in the way institutions look at digital assets. The economic effects of the covid-19 lockdowns in spring of 2020 caused central banks to engage in economic stimulus and lower interest rates to zero, and the…

We are delighted to announce that Finoa has closed a $22 Million Series A Funding Round to further fuel our growth story. The new round was led by European venture capital firm Balderton Capital, with further participation from existing investors Coparion, Venture Stars and Signature Ventures, as well as an undisclosed investor. With this funding round, Finoa is one step closer to delivering on its aspiration of becoming a regulated one-stop-shop for institutional investors and corporations to manage all their digital asset needs.

“With Balderton Capital joining our group of investors, we have added a renowned partner who brings unparalleled…

Institutional investors looking to diversify their portfolios can now custody five more DeFi tokens with Finoa! We are delighted to introduce support for Bancor (BNT), Band Protocol (BAND), Celsius (CEL), 1INch (1INCH), and Voyager (VGX)!

Bancor (BNT)

Bancor is an open-source and permissionless blockchain protocol that allows users to convert different cryptocurrency tokens directly and instantly. Thus, eliminating the need for users to exchange their digital assets on crypto exchanges. Bancor created a virtual reserve currency, called the Bancor Network Token, and an automatic exchange mechanism, where prices and trading volumes are controlled automatically through the protocol.

The protocol converts…

Institutional investors looking to diversify their portfolios can now custody six more DeFi tokens with Finoa. We are excited to introduce support for Aave (AAVE), Uniswap (UNI), The Graph (GRT), SushiSwap (SUSHI), Compound (COMP) and Yearn Finance (YFI)!

With the equivalent of over 27.8B USD in locked value at the time of writing, these six tokens showcase a clear and increasing demand for true decentralization and services, previously only offered by centralized providers.

We are proud to support token holders with our institutional-grade custody and further asset management services while also contributing to the innovative momentum of DeFi!



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