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Hex Trust integrates MetaMask Institutional for enhanced DeFi access and security
December 19, 2023
Hex Trust integrates MetaMask Institutional for enhanced DeFi access and security
The integration allays apprehensions surrounding security and regulatory compliance attached to the DeFi space.
Hex Trust CEO on Crypto Custodian Obtaining Full Dubai Operating License
November 29, 2023
Hex Trust CEO on Crypto Custodian Obtaining Full Dubai Operating License
Institutional-grade crypto custodian Hex Trust recently obtained a full operating license from Dubai's Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA).
Crypto custodian Hex Trust receives Dubai VASP license
November 15, 2023
Crypto custodian Hex Trust receives Dubai VASP license
Institutional cryptocurrency custodian Hex Trust adds Dubai to its list of operational jurisdictions in addition to Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Italy and France.
What Europe’s new spot Bitcoin ETF means for global markets
September 18, 2023
What Europe’s new spot Bitcoin ETF means for global markets
Hex Trust Managing Director Calvin Shen - Europe’s first spot Bitcoin ETF ushers in an era where traditional finance and crypto are converging, setting the stage for digital assets to become mainstays in the economy.
An ETF will bring a revolution for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
August 14, 2023
An ETF will bring a revolution for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
Hex Trust Managing Director Calvin Shen - A Bitcoin ETF is on the cusp of receiving approval in the United States — and it may not be long before we see one in Hong Kong or elsewhere in Asia.
Crypto Custodian Hex Trust Expands European Foray With Registration in France
August 3, 2023
Crypto Custodian Hex Trust Expands European Foray With Registration in France
Digital asset custodian Hex Trust has expanded its regulated footprint in Europe, winning registration from France's Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR).
Crypto is leaving the US — and that’s ok
June 19, 2023
Crypto is leaving the US — and that’s ok
Hex Trust Managing Director Calvin Shen, spoke to Blockworks about how the US regulatory landscape is unsurprisingly encouraging companies and investors to diversify to other jurisdictions like the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
Rules in Crypto Are a Good Thing, We Promise
May 12, 2023
Rules in Crypto Are a Good Thing, We Promise
Head of Custody, Giorgia Pellizzari, breaks down how crypto regulation needs to move forward for effective investor protection, starting with establishing clear rules for custodians to operate transparently and legally.
Cryptocurrency signals change in financial services
March 16, 2023
Cryptocurrency signals change in financial services
CFO Andrew Economos sat down with CNBC News to discuss crypto’s resilient response to the on-going banking crisis, as well as the technological changes occurring in the financial services sector as it moves away from TradFi to DeFi.
One of the pillars of the SEC is to protect investors, says digital asset custody platform
February 16, 2023
One of the pillars of the SEC is to protect investors, says digital asset custody platform
CEO Alessio Quaglini sat down with CNBC to discuss the SEC's role in investor protection, as well as the difference between exchanges providing custody and a qualified custodian providing real custody with asset segregation.
Ethereum Layer-2 Token Prices Up Double Digits This Year
January 11, 2023
Ethereum Layer-2 Token Prices Up Double Digits This Year
Head of Quant Development David Cicoria spoke to Blockworks about the recent upward price movements of Ethereum layer-2 tokens, and the possible reasons for this bullish action.
How crypto custodians can help centralized exchanges win back public trust
January 3, 2023
How crypto custodians can help centralized exchanges win back public trust
Chairman of Hex Trust Advisory Board Colin Brooks shares his thoughts on the need for stronger protection of investor assets post-FTX, how professional custodians can help resolve the issue of asset safety & why exchanges must collaborate with custodians to develop new, safer models.
Hex Trust bags virtual asset license from Dubai
November 24, 2022
Hex Trust bags virtual asset license from Dubai
Digital asset custodian Hex Trust received the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) license from Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) on Nov. 24, according to a press release by the company.
HT Markets provides staking support for Hedera
November 22, 2022
HT Markets provides staking support for Hedera
HT Markets, a member of the Hex Trust Group, now provides staking support for Hedera, an enterprise-grade public ledger for the decentralized economy, enabling financial institutions to participate in staking the protocol’s native token HBAR.
The advantages of licensed custodians as crypto wrestles with FTX's implosion
November 15, 2022
The advantages of licensed custodians as crypto wrestles with FTX's implosion
CEO Alessio Quaglini reiterates the strengths and advantages of licensed independent custodians in the midst of the crypto industry's struggles with crypto exchange FTX's implosion.
Crypto winter may be just what DeFi needs to grow and thrive
August 18, 2022
Crypto winter may be just what DeFi needs to grow and thrive
Head of Financing Dario Capodici shared with Forkast.news on what will help DeFi companies survive in the bear market & emerge even stronger.
Emerging Giants in Asia Pacific
July 20, 2022
Emerging Giants in Asia Pacific
Hex Trust was featured by KPMG & HSBC as one of the top 10 Emerging Giants in Asia Pacific that could be valued at US$1 billion when the crypto markets recover.
Asian crypto custodian Hex Trust scores provisional approval in Dubai
June 22, 2022
Asian crypto custodian Hex Trust scores provisional approval in Dubai
Hex Trust, a crypto custody service, has secured provisional approval from regulators in Dubai and will open a regional office in the city.
How tokenization could transform Hong Kong’s fixed income markets
May 10, 2022
How tokenization could transform Hong Kong’s fixed income markets
Hex Trust CEO Alessio Quaglini shared with Forkast News on how institutional-grade custodians can help investors safely access tokenization of fixed income products under Hong Kong's changing digital asset regulation landscape.
Hex Trust on CoinDesk TV: State of Crypto in Asia & Series B Plans
April 29, 2022
Hex Trust on CoinDesk TV: State of Crypto in Asia & Series B Plans
Live on CoinDesk TV: Hex Trust CEO Alessio Quaglini talks about the state of #crypto in Asia, metaverse & GameFi growth in the region, and expansion plans after Series B.
Hex Trust Raises $88M for Crypto Custody Focused on the Gaming Sector
March 16, 2022
Hex Trust Raises $88M for Crypto Custody Focused on the Gaming Sector
Asia-focused crypto custody provider Hex Trust has raised $88 million in a funding round co-led by Animoca Brands and Liberty City Ventures.
Crypto custodian Hex Trust raises $88 million in Series B funding
March 16, 2022
Crypto custodian Hex Trust raises $88 million in Series B funding
Hex Trust, an institutional crypto custodian based in Hong Kong, has raised $88 million in a Series B funding round.
Animoca, Ripple Back Crypto Custodian at $300 Million Valuation
March 16, 2022
Animoca, Ripple Back Crypto Custodian at $300 Million Valuation
Hex Trust, a Hong Kong startup offering custody services for crypto assets, has seen its valuation rise 10-fold in a year to $300 million with a financing round led by Animoca Brands and Liberty City Ventures.
Animoca Brands and Hex Trust Partner to Provide Institutional-Grade Wallets for GameFi
November 25, 2021
Animoca Brands and Hex Trust Partner to Provide Institutional-Grade Wallets for GameFi
Hex Trust will serve as custodian and provide financial services to gamers in Animoca Brands’ ecosystem, which includes The Sandbox, according to the press release. The services will also include banking services for NFTs and other crypto assets, the statement said.
3 themes driving institutional adoption of digital assets
November 9, 2021
3 themes driving institutional adoption of digital assets
What makes 2021’s roaring crypto market different from 2017’s are the banks and VCs piling in, writes Calvin Shen of Hex Trust. What’s behind their crypto adoption?
Hex Trust integrates Hedera Hashgraph into custody platform
October 12, 2021
Hex Trust integrates Hedera Hashgraph into custody platform
Hong Kong-based digital asset custodian Hex Trust has integrated enterprise-grade public blockchain network Hedera Hashgraph into its Hex Safe custody platform, the company announced today.
Crypto Custodian Hex Trust Gets $10M in Latest Investment Round Led by Animoca Brands
October 5, 2021
Crypto Custodian Hex Trust Gets $10M in Latest Investment Round Led by Animoca Brands
Crypto custodian Hex Trust has secured $10 million in fresh funding to further the market infrastructure and security of its licensed custody platform, Hex Safe.
Crypto Custodian Hex Trust Secures Key Singapore License
August 30, 2021
Crypto Custodian Hex Trust Secures Key Singapore License
Digital asset custodian Hex Trust has obtained a key license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Philippines’ UnionBank Taps Hex Trust to Test Digital Assets Custody
August 18, 2021
Philippines’ UnionBank Taps Hex Trust to Test Digital Assets Custody
UnionBank of the Philippines, one of the country’s largest banks by total assets, has selected Hex Trust, a Hong Kong-based digital assets custodian, to test a crypto custody service.
Hong Kong’s Cyberport invests in digital asset custodian Hex Trust
June 30, 2021
Hong Kong’s Cyberport invests in digital asset custodian Hex Trust
Hex Trust, a Hong Kong-based digital asset custodian, today announced that it has secured investment from Cyberport, a technology incubator project backed by the Hong Kong government.
Hex Trust Names Chairman of Advisory Board
June 16, 2021
Hex Trust Names Chairman of Advisory Board
Hex Trust, a Hong Kong-based digital asset custodian, has appointed Colin Brooks as chairman of its advisory board. First appointed to the advisory board in July 2020, Brooks has over 35 years of experience in the securities industry, including 30 years in Asia.
Banks are entering the digital asset ecosystem and SIA collaborates with Hex Trust
May 27, 2021
Banks are entering the digital asset ecosystem and SIA collaborates with Hex Trust
As attitudes towards digital assets become more positive, the next few years will see the digital asset industry become more mature, with clearer regulations around digital assets and the establishment of a vibrant digital ecosystem.
Hex Trust teams up with crypto crime expert
May 13, 2021
Hex Trust teams up with crypto crime expert
Hex Trust, a Hong Kong-based digital asset custodian for the banking sector, has partnered with Chainalysis, a blockchain analysis and cryptocurrency crime expert, to enhance the compliance features of its custody platform.
Parsiq taps Hex Trust as digital asset custodian
April 19, 2021
Parsiq taps Hex Trust as digital asset custodian
Blockchain monitoring platform Parsiq has teamed up with Hong Kong-based digital asset custodian Hex Trust to provide bank-level security for digital assets. While keeping Parsiq’s PRQ tokens safe, the partnership also offers Hex Trust’s clients additional security with enterprise-grade monitoring.
Hex Trust Raises $6M in Series A Led by QBN Capital
March 29, 2021
Hex Trust Raises $6M in Series A Led by QBN Capital
Digital asset custodian Hex Trust has completed a multimillion-dollar raise from prominent cryptocurrency and traditional investors to further its products and scale its operations.
Hex Trust Launches Licensed Custody Service for Non-Fungible Tokens
March 3, 2021
Hex Trust Launches Licensed Custody Service for Non-Fungible Tokens
Digital asset custodian Hex Trust has launched a secure way of storing valuable non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Hex Trust integrates Algorand blockchain into its custody platform
February 2, 2021
Hex Trust integrates Algorand blockchain into its custody platform
The Algorand Foundation has partnered with bank-grade digital asset custodian Hex Trust to bring the Algo token and tokens built using the Algorand ASA standard onto the Hex Safe custody platform.
Terra Launches Mirror Protocol, the First Synthetic Asset Protocol that can Grant Global Access to $36.3 Trillion-Dollar US Equities Market
December 4, 2020
Terra Launches Mirror Protocol, the First Synthetic Asset Protocol that can Grant Global Access to $36.3 Trillion-Dollar US Equities Market
Hex Trust is proud to be the only licenced custodian supporting the launch of Mirror Protocol by our partners Terraform Labs. The platform enables a way to mint crypto assets that mimic the value of shares in publicly traded companies like Apple or Tesla.
Eyeing EU Banks, Hex Trust Teams With SIA on Crypto Custody
October 22, 2020
Eyeing EU Banks, Hex Trust Teams With SIA on Crypto Custody
Multinational payments firm Sia is partnering with cryptocurrency custodian Hex Trust to help its European banking clients hold digital assets.
Hex Trust Joins Hands with Terra to Offer Custody and Staking Facilities
September 14, 2020
Hex Trust Joins Hands with Terra to Offer Custody and Staking Facilities
Working as a globally-acclaimed digital asset custodian for DeFi and CeFi systems, Hex Trust has announced its strategic collaboration with Terra, a leading brand name in stablecoins and blockchain firms.
IBM, Intel, AMD take different routes to hardware-based encryption
August 24, 2020
IBM, Intel, AMD take different routes to hardware-based encryption
Our Co-founder & CTO, Rafal Czerniawski, was recently interviewed about how we're working with IBM for hardware encryption.
Ep. 26 | US Fed taps MIT for CBDC research as China intensifies DCEP testing. YAM protocol soars before crashing
August 19, 2020
Ep. 26 | US Fed taps MIT for CBDC research as China intensifies DCEP testing. YAM protocol soars before crashing
Forkast News features our latest investment from Kenetic in their top blockchain news of the week.
Alessio Quaglini CEO Hex Trust Interview - Institutional Crypto Demand - Bitcoin, Tezos, R3 XRP
August 12, 2020
Alessio Quaglini CEO Hex Trust Interview - Institutional Crypto Demand - Bitcoin, Tezos, R3 XRP
Our CEO, Alessio Quaglini, was interviewed on the 'Thinking Crypto' YouTube Channel. The topics discussed include Institutional and banking demand for digital assets rising, Ex-HSBC Head of Custody - Colin Brooks, joining our Team, Our integration with Tezos and how we're working with R3.
Blockchain a potential game changer in asset management, but cost and regulatory issues may be hurdles
August 6, 2020
Blockchain a potential game changer in asset management, but cost and regulatory issues may be hurdles
In Asia Asset Management's latest issue, they interviewed Sam Ameen from our Hex Trust team on his insights on how the Asset Management industry is adopting blockchain technology.
Institutional Market Infrastructure Interview Series — Volume II: Custody & Security
July 27, 2020
Institutional Market Infrastructure Interview Series — Volume II: Custody & Security
The Block recently interviewed us as part of their institutional infrastructure series along with the other major custodians in the industry. Topics discussed include feedback on security methods, roadblocks regarding regulations...
3 critical responsibilities of digital asset custodians
July 8, 2020
3 critical responsibilities of digital asset custodians
We were invited by IBM to write an article for their website on how Digital Asset Custody is evolving. Alessio Quaglini, our CEO, shared his thoughts on how the role of custodians will be a critical building block for the new financial markets infrastructure.
Mason Private Bank getting a jump on digital assets
July 6, 2020
Mason Private Bank getting a jump on digital assets
DigFin wrote about our digital assets custody partnership with Mason Privatbank Liechtenstein. It dives into how we integrate our solutions with the bank’s technology, enabling clients to trade while their assets never leave our secure custody.
Mason Privatbank in Liechtenstein Offers Digital Asset Custody Services for Asia-Based Clients
June 16, 2020
Mason Privatbank in Liechtenstein Offers Digital Asset Custody Services for Asia-Based Clients
Fintech News Switzerland covers our partnership where Hex Trust has been selected to offer digital asset custodian services to Asia-based clients of Mason Privatbank Liechtenstein AG.
This Liechtenstein Bank Can Now Custody Crypto
June 12, 2020
This Liechtenstein Bank Can Now Custody Crypto
Mason Privatbank Liechtenstein AG has become the latest private bank to offer digital asset custody through a partnership with Hong Kong-based Hex Trust.
Hex Trust Joins Hands with Celo Alliance to Provide Custody Support in Asia
May 7, 2020
Hex Trust Joins Hands with Celo Alliance to Provide Custody Support in Asia
Leading digital asset custodian in Asia, Hex Trust, announced on Wednesday that it had joined hands with the Celo Alliance. As a part of the ‘Alliance for Prosperity,’ Hex Trust will provide custody support to Celo Blockchain’s native token, Celo Gold.
Video Interview: Alessio Quaglini CEO Hex Trust, Institutional Custody, R3 Corda XRP, Bank Tokenization
April 20, 2020
Video Interview: Alessio Quaglini CEO Hex Trust, Institutional Custody, R3 Corda XRP, Bank Tokenization
During the interview with our CEO Allessio Quaglini, we discuss how banks are adopting digital assets, how CBDC's will impact the industry and our partnerships with R3 and IBM.
Hex Trust Is Now the First Licensed Crypto Asset Custodian in Hong Kong to Integrate with R3’s DLT-based Corda Platform
April 12, 2020
Hex Trust Is Now the First Licensed Crypto Asset Custodian in Hong Kong to Integrate with R3’s DLT-based Corda Platform
Whub featured our recent partnership with R3 in their Hong Kong Startup News Roundup - 12 April 2020.
Hex Trust Becomes First Licensed Digital Asset Custodian in Hong Kong
April 4, 2020
Hex Trust Becomes First Licensed Digital Asset Custodian in Hong Kong
Hong Kong-based digital asset custodian Hex Trust announced on Wednesday that it had become the first licensed company from the country to be integrated with the R3 network’s Corda platform.
R3 Teams With Custodian Hex Trust to Help Asian Banks Sell Security Tokens
April 3, 2020
R3 Teams With Custodian Hex Trust to Help Asian Banks Sell Security Tokens
Asian banks interested in issuing security tokens on R3’s Corda now have a local custodian.
Hex Trust becomes the first licensed digital asset custodian in Hong Kong to support R3's blockchain platform, Corda
April 1, 2020
Hex Trust becomes the first licensed digital asset custodian in Hong Kong to support R3's blockchain platform, Corda
Hex Trust has become the first licensed digital asset custodian in Hong Kong to integrate with R3's Corda platform, enabling the blockchain ledger into Hex Trust's digital asset custody solution.
FinTech Association of Hong Kong Spotlight Series
April 1, 2020
FinTech Association of Hong Kong Spotlight Series
It's great to be part of the growing #Fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong, thanks to FTAHK.
Hex Trust Enters Into Collaboration With Bitfury’s Crystal
March 3, 2020
Hex Trust Enters Into Collaboration With Bitfury’s Crystal
Hex Trust has now decided to work in close coordination with Crystal to boost diligence procedures and enhance compliance for their customers.
Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Map
February 10, 2020
Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Map
The Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem is the bridge connecting blockchain startups and leading financial institutions in Hong Kong.
Hex Trust featured in the Digital Assets Custody Study
January 17, 2020
Hex Trust featured in the Digital Assets Custody Study
Thank you to Distributed Ledger Consulting and Dr. Sven Hildebrandt for featuring us in the 1st Digital Assets Custody Study. Just click on "Download PDF" on their Homepage in order to download the Study.
Hex Trust Custody Platform made Possible through IBM
January 14, 2020
Hex Trust Custody Platform made Possible through IBM
Thanks to Security Tokens & Digital Securities - Securities.io for the feature on our business partnership with IBM.
Hex Trust featured in the Tokeny Market Insights January 2020
January 8, 2020
Hex Trust featured in the Tokeny Market Insights January 2020
Thanks to Tokeny Solutions for sharing our IBM partnership in their Market Insights from January 2020.
IBM Partners With Hex Trust To Launch An Institutional Custody For Digital Assets Solution
January 6, 2020
IBM Partners With Hex Trust To Launch An Institutional Custody For Digital Assets Solution
Thanks to Crypto Gazette for the feature on our business partnership with IBM.
IBM & Hex Trust Announce Business Partnership for Institutional Custody for Digital Assets
January 6, 2020
IBM & Hex Trust Announce Business Partnership for Institutional Custody for Digital Assets
Thanks to TechBullion for the feature on our business partnership with IBM.
18 Promising Hong Kong FinTech Startups You Need To Know About
December 30, 2019
18 Promising Hong Kong FinTech Startups You Need To Know About
Here you can find the extremely promising startups of the Hong Kong FinTech Week 2019, Hex Trust is one among them.
Hex Trust to deliver "Any-Asset On-Demand" Institutional Custody
December 30, 2019
Hex Trust to deliver "Any-Asset On-Demand" Institutional Custody
Hex Trust today announced the launch of a new institutional custody solution that balances between secure access and the ease of use.
Hex Trust featured in Newspaper Hong Kong Economic Journal
November 28, 2019
Hex Trust featured in Newspaper Hong Kong Economic Journal
Covering how we're fostering the corporate adoption of blockchain technology from our Interview at Cyberport.
Interview with Cyberport Start-Up Hex Trust
November 26, 2019
Interview with Cyberport Start-Up Hex Trust
Video interview (English Subtitles) with our CEO, Alessio Quaglini and our Operations Manager, Man Hay Hong. In the interview we share how Hex Trust was formed and how we connect traditional financial institutions with the blockchain market.
Blockchain.News Interview with Managing Partner of Hex Trust Alessio Quaglini on Digital Asset Custody
January 27, 2019
Blockchain.News Interview with Managing Partner of Hex Trust Alessio Quaglini on Digital Asset Custody
We conducted an interview with Alessio Quaglini, the Managing Partner of Hex Trust who has extensive experience in Investment Banking, Financial Services and regulation. He shared with us his views on the digital asset custody sector.
Binance SAFU Hackathon: Making the Blockchain World More SAFU
January 21, 2019
Binance SAFU Hackathon: Making the Blockchain World More SAFU
The development team at Hex Trust placed 2nd at the SAFU Pre-Hackathon in Hong Kong & was in the Top 6 Finalist of the Final SAFU Hackathon in Singapore.
Hex Trust featured in Forbes & the SFC’s statement on Digital Assets
November 14, 2018
Hex Trust featured in Forbes & the SFC’s statement on Digital Assets
Hex Trust was recently featured in Forbes, sharing our views on the introduction of blockchain-based governance models.
Hong Kong startup makes crypto custody play
August 8, 2018
Hong Kong startup makes crypto custody play
Hex Trust (Hex Capital) began existence in 2017, when Alessio Alessio Quaglini, an ex-banker (BBVA, First Abu Dhabi Bank) teamed up with Rafal Czerniawski, a bank technologist (CLSA, Betatron) and Marc Amez-Droz, a serial entrepreneur with experience in different industries.
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