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August 3, 2023
July 2023: A Ripple Effect
July was an eventful month, with XRP causing a ‘Ripple Effect’ across the crypto industry. Ripple scored a win in their three-year-long case with the SEC with the court ruling that XRP was not a security.
July 4, 2023
June 2023: The Storm Too Shall Pass
Recent news has shown that investors and existing crypto players are gaining confidence and trust in digital assets with the entrance of prominent TradFi players.
June 6, 2023
May 2023: Regulatory Rapids
As regulatory pressures and blockages have started to pile up in the US, crypto is now going through its own process of avulsion. Many companies based in the US are redirecting their flow of activities – diverting to new channels like Dubai, Hong Kong, and Europe.
May 2, 2023
April 2023: It could be better
It’s great to see how the world’s been gearing up to provide clear-cut rules around crypto and digital assets – especially in Hong Kong this month, the very place where Hex Trust was born and bred.
April 3, 2023
March 2023: Cometh Crisis, Cometh Crypto
In the crypto world this month, one infamous twitterati has taken the main stage: Balaji Srinivasan, ex-Coinbase CTO and former a16z partner, who’s on stage with a $1 million bet. A bet that Bitcoin will reach $1 million by June this year.
February 28, 2023
February 2023: Rules of the Road Ahead
In our last article, we talked about Crypto's 2023 New Year's resolution to restore confidence in the industry. It's not an easy task, but it looks like that is finally starting to happen.
February 3, 2023
January 2023: Crypto New Year's Resolution
Like any other industry, we’ve seen our fair share of mistakes made in the digital asset space. Mistakes are indeed a fact of life, but it’s the rapid and effective response which sets crypto apart from any other emerging tech industry.
January 3, 2023
2022: The year of crypto musical chairs
What has arguably been one of the most hectic years in crypto, has finally come to an end. So we wanted to take this opportunity to share our take on recent developments, and what might happen next.
December 2, 2022
Review of the Month: November 2022
November has been a wild ride for all of us in the digital asset industry – starting with the FTX fallout. But we don’t see this as an obstacle for the crypto community’s growth. Instead, it’s an opportunity for all of us to grow and do better.
October 31, 2022
Review of the Month: October 2022
In October 2022, Hex Trust was featured by Tatler Asia, attended several panels, introduced key members of the team, and published a piece covering our long-time DeFi partner: Clearpool.
October 3, 2022
Review of the Month: September 2022
In September 2022, Hex Trust was a title sponsor for TOKEN2049 Singapore, welcomed a new advisory board member, hosted a webinar on The Block & published a piece covering fashion brands entering the metaverse.
August 31, 2022
Review of the Month: August 2022
In August 2022, Hex Trust won an award, spoke at numerous panels, and published pieces covering sustainable DeFi growth, risk management practices, opportunities for family offices and the fundamental principles of digital asset custodians.
July 29, 2022
Review of the Month: July 2022
In July 2022, Hex Trust opened an EU office, was featured by KPMG & HSBC, and attended major events and panels.
June 30, 2022
Review of the Month: June 2022
In June 2022, Hex Trust was featured on CNBC Squawk Box Asia, integrated the Polygon and Polkadot network, and attended numerous webinars and events.
June 1, 2022
Review of the Month: May 2022
In May 2022, Hex Trust was featured on, attended numerous panels, events and webinars, and welcomed new joiners to the team!
May 5, 2022
Review of the Month: April 2022
In April 2022, Hex Trust was featured on CoinDesk TV, entered a strategic partnership with Metamask Institutional and attended several panels, webinars & events.
April 4, 2022
Review of the Month: March 2022
In March 2022, Hex Trust closed a US$88M Series B funding round, completed the SOC2 assessment and attended several panels and interviews.
February 28, 2022
Review of the Month: February 2022
In February 2022, Hex Trust entered the metaverse with the purchase of a LAND estate in the Sandbox, partnered with Celo, obtained the Cloud Security Alliance (#CSA) STAR Level 1 Certification...
January 10, 2022
2021 in Review — From the Founder’s Desk
At Hex Trust, the past 12 months have been an exciting and wild ride. We closed two fundraising rounds, welcoming a broad range of top-notch global investors as some of our closest partners.
December 31, 2021
Review of the Month: December 2021
December is usually a quieter month for most industries as people take time off to rest and recharge over the holiday period. However, crypto never sleeps, and at Hex Trust things have been as busy as ever.
September 8, 2021
Review of the Month: August 2021
August was another month of traction for Hex Trust as we announced our partnership with Union Bank of the Philippines and our new collaboration with Tezos. On the team side, we continued to expand with several key hires, including Chief Information Security Officer, Shane Read.
July 7, 2021
Review of the Month: June 2021
For Hex Trust, it was another month of expansion as we successfully closed an investment from a key strategic partner and won a Digital Asset Custody award which was a testament to the team’s hard work over the last 12 months.
June 4, 2021
Review of the Month: May 2021
During the month of May, the crypto market witnessed a major crash as prices dropped over 50% in Bitcoin and over 70% in many alts. What was the cause?
April 8, 2021
Review of the Month: March 2021
March was a milestone month for Hex Trust as we announced the successful close of our Series A and continued scaling our team and operations in Hong Kong and Singapore.
March 3, 2021
Review of the Month: February 2021
February was a pivotal month for Bitcoin and the entire digital assets market as Tesla announced they’d bought US$1.5 billion of Bitcoin.
January 7, 2021
Review of the Year: 2020
As we start 2021, we took some time to reflect on 2020, which has been a transformational year for both Hex Trust and the digital assets industry as a whole. Here are some Hex Trust’s highlights from the last 12 months.
October 7, 2020
Review of the Month: September 2020
It’s been another busy month for Hex Trust during September as we onboarded several new clients and closed a couple of strategic partnerships. Here’s a review of what we’ve been working on and the key highlights from the digital asset ecosystem.
September 2, 2020
Review of the Month: August 2020
It’s been a busy August for Hex Trust with several exciting developments, new partnerships, and strategic investors we’ve brought on board. Here’s an overview of what’s been going on plus key industry highlights including the rise of DeFi.
March 19, 2020
Blockchain, the virus, and how we’ve been expanding
Despite the challenging and uncertain macro environment, we find ourselves in, Hex Trust continues to expand in terms of our client base, enhancing our products, building our team, and expanding our geographical presence.
January 21, 2020
2019 in Review
2019 was an incredible year of growth for Hex Trust where we launched our product, grew the team, and secured some exciting partnerships. Here are the main highlights of the year.
October 30, 2018
Review of the Month: October 2018
October 2018 was another bustling month for Hex Trust - find out what we've been up to.
August 23, 2018
Review of the Month: August 2018
Here are some of the latest updates from Hex Trust.
June 1, 2023
Tokenizing Real-World Assets (RWAs): A Paradigm Shift in Finance
Tokenization of real-world assets (RWAs) has taken the world by storm, and many have already begun to recognize the long-term promise of the use cases.
April 17, 2023
Ethereum's Shanghai Upgrade
On April 12, one of the most monumental moments in crypto history took place: the Ethereum Shanghai upgrade. The upgrade was a big key step following the Ethereum Merge that happened back in September 2022.
October 26, 2022
Clearpool: The First Decentralized Dynamic Marketplace For Institutional Unsecured Capital
For DeFi to continue scaling beyond its current state, improved access to efficient capital markets is vital. Enter Clearpool: an institutional-grade, decentralized borrowing & lending protocol.
September 15, 2022
The Ethereum 2.0 Merge
The day marks the biggest event of crypto blockchain history - the Ethereum Merge. What exactly is the Merge and how will it impact all organizations and individuals participating in the decentralized ecosystem?
August 29, 2022
Polygon: Web3 for All
Polygon, formerly Matic Network, was developed in 2017 and launched in 2020 as a layer-2 solution focused on the Ethereum blockchain. Aiming to “bring the world to Ethereum”, Polygon helps alleviate the network’s congestion and allow more users to access Web3.
May 27, 2022
Liquid Staking: Unlocking Accessibility to Digital Assets
The rise in popularity of PoS networks and DeFi has birthed liquid staking, a game-changing staking mechanism unlocking liquidity & accessibility to digital assets.
May 12, 2022
The BAYC Universe: Expanding into Metaversal Economies
The Bored Ape Yacht Club project has dominated the NFT space since its launch in April 2021, being one of the most sought after collections to exist. But the iconic PFP NFTs are only the first chapter of the project's story.
April 25, 2022
The Sandbox: The Future of Gaming
The concepts of metaverse, GameFi and play-to-earn (P2E) have been key developments this past quarter, with companies such as The Sandbox leading the way in this sector of the digital asset economy.
March 28, 2022
Celo: Financial Prosperity for Everyone
Celo is a carbon-negative, Layer-1 protocol with a rich ecosystem of global partners building Web3 applications in support of Celo’s mission to create a more inclusive, accessible global financial system.
February 23, 2022
Aave: Revolutionizing lending & borrowing
Aave is one of the largest credit protocols in the DeFi space with its current TVL standing at $12.24B and market cap at $1.7B. Also known as “the lending platform of tomorrow”, Aave is a pioneer in the lending ecosystem.
January 27, 2022
Hedera: the Blockchain Killer
Hedera is an enterprise-grade public ledger and governing body which supports new and existing decentralized applications on the web 3.0 scale. Self-proclaimed as the 3rd generation of blockchains, Hedera has introduced groundbreaking technology with high speed, low costs and effective security for its users.
January 5, 2022
Anchor: the gold standard for passive income on the blockchain
Anchor has gained immense traction in the DeFi universe, achieving $750M+ in TVL just one month after launching. Now the protocol stands at over $10B in TVL and $5B in total collateral value.
January 3, 2022
NFTs in 2021 : A Year in Review
2021 was the year of the “NFT Revolution” — markets generated over $23 billion in trading volume this year, and it’s expected to increase even more in 2022. But NFTs have been around for quite some time already… so what made this year so special?
November 24, 2021
A closer look at the Klaytn blockchain ecosystem
Using a modular network design, the Klaytn platform aims to make it easy and convenient for businesses to customize and operate their own service-oriented blockchains.
September 20, 2021
How Terra aims to scale DeFi with UST
When the cost of minting is greater than the face value of the assets to be minted, the money supply is limited by the willingness of the market to bear the costs. That’s ultimately why UST has gained interest from the wider digital assets community in such a short period of time.
September 16, 2021
Algorand: solving the Blockchain Trilemma
The blockchain trilemma is a concept coined by Vitalik Buterin that essentially states that existing blockchains can offer at most two of the following three properties: Security, Scalability, Decentralization.
August 25, 2023
Safespace Recap: How to Securely Build In the Metaverse
In our Safespace Session 2, we explored how to build a secure and inclusive Metaverse. Experts shared insights on robust security measures, inclusivity initiatives, and the importance of partnerships. Empowering creators and users was emphasized, setting the stage for a thriving and accessible Metaverse. Listen to the full session here.
July 21, 2023
How to Build Trust in Blockchain: The Story Behind Hex Trust
Alessio Quaglini, CEO and Co-founder of Hex Trust, joined Cris D Tran of VietSuccess for their latest Web3+ YouTube interview. 
April 13, 2023
RTHK Radio 3 Money Talk: Crypto Custodians & Regulation
Alessio Quaglini, CEO of Hex Trust speaks to Carolyn Wright about the role both regulators and crypto custodians play in keeping your digital assets safe.
December 20, 2022
CoinDesk Webinar - Connecting a Billion Users to the Open Metaverse: Digital Identities, User Experience & New Business
Hex Trust's CoinDesk webinar broke down the methods and tools needed to scale the metaverse ecosystem, and eventually onboard a billion users. Featuring speakers from Gryfyn, Animoca Brands, and Darewise.
December 19, 2022
Safespace Session 1: Institutional Staking with Hedera & Clearpool
The first session of Safespace by Hex Trust broke down institutional staking for Hedera and Clearpool, and analyzed the staking demand Hex Trust is seeing from institutions. The conversation was joined by Dwight van Diem from BCW Technologies, Betsabe Botaitis from Hedera, and Robert Alcorn from Clearpool.
December 13, 2022
The Block Webinar - Restoring Confidence & Building for the Future
Hex Trust's The Block webinar broke down the ways strong players in the digital asset industry can collaborate to restore confidence in users and institutions. Featuring speakers from Binance, OKX, and HashKey Capital.
December 9, 2022
Bosonic Webinar - Lessons from the Collapse of FTX
Head of Custody Giorgia Pellizzari was invited to speak at a webinar hosted by Bosonic to discuss post-FTX implications for the digital asset industry on institutional adoption, and how service providers like Hex Trust can help turn things around.
December 2, 2022
The Block Webinar - Preventing the Breach: Security on the Blockchain
Our Chief Information Security Officer Shane Read recently spoke at a webinar with guests from The Block, THEOS, Arkham, and Bullish to identify ways companies can prevent DeFi attacks and breaches.
October 13, 2022
TOKEN2049 Panel - The Path Ahead: Onboarding a Billion Users
Our CEO Alessio Quaglini took to the TOKEN2049 mainstage to discuss mainstream adoption and the future of digital assets. Featuring speakers from PANONY, Ledger and Polygon.
October 5, 2022
3rd Annual Jeffries Asia Forum - Fireside Chat
http://CEO & Co-Founder Alessio Quaglini was invited for a fireside chat at the 3rd Annual Jeffries Asia Forum to discuss Hex Trust's founding background, its journey so far and the outlook of digital assets including DeFi, crypto and NFTs.
September 26, 2022
GameOn! 2022 - Investment Strategies & Concerns in the Digiverse
CEO & Co-Founder Alessio Quaglini was invited for a fireside chat at GameOn! 2022 to discuss the factors of effective investment strategies in the digiverse and blockchain space.
September 16, 2022
The Block Webinar - The State of Institutional Custody
Hex Trust's The Block webinar broke down the true meaning of digital asset custody, institutional participation in the DeFi ecosystem, misconceptions around custody and more.
July 12, 2022
CoinDesk Webinar - How Family Offices Can Enter the Digital Asset Industry
Hex Trust's CoinDesk webinar explored how family offices can enter the digital asset industry in a safe, secure and scalable manner.
June 8, 2022
How NFTs Shape the Metaverse - The Next Hype You Cannot Miss
Hex Trust was invited to speak at a panel held at the AAX Trends NFT pop-up store: Apes. Gods. Pixels. to discuss the rising popularity of NFTs and how they shape the metaverse. Featuring speakers from Animoca Brands, Metasens & AAX.
June 8, 2022
IBM Financial Industry Editors Forum 2022 - Technological Disruption in Financial Services
Managing Director Calvin Shen, was invited to speak at an IBM panel to discuss how institutions can collaborate with fintechs to further advance in the financial services space. Featuring speakers from IBM, SAP and F5.
May 26, 2022
DeFi Made Easy for Organizations - Navigate DeFi opportunities with MetaMask Institutional
Hex Trust was invited to speak at a Consensys webinar breaking down the know-hows of faster, safer, more efficient DeFi investments for organizations. Featuring speakers from Metamask Institutional, Chainalysis & Token X.
April 28, 2022
CoinDesk Webinar - Custody 3.0: The Future of Digital Assets
Hex Trust's CoinDesk webinar broke down Custody 3.0: The Future of Digital Assets. Featuring speakers from Hex Trust, IBM, Kenetic and BCW Group.
April 21, 2022
FTAHK Blockchain Committee - Institutional Adoption of Cryptos
Hex Trust was invited to speak at FTAHK's Institutional Adoption of Cryptos, to discuss how fast and deep institutions are integrating themselves into this new asset class. Featuring speakers from Fidelity International and Amber Group.
February 24, 2022
Beyond Market Neutral - Asset Managers and Proprietary Positions in Crypto
Hex Trust was invited to speak at the Crypto Regulation Asia Summit, covering investing and holding proprietary positions in digital assets. Featuring speakers from Temasek, OSL and State Street Digital.
December 2, 2021
Cyberport FinTech InnoCon 2021: Family Offices Eyeing WealthTech and Digital Assets
Hex Trust was invited to speak at Cyberport FinTech Innocon 2021 to discuss trends and opportunities in FinTech. Featuring speakers from LORA Technologies, Topaz Family Office, and the Family Office Association HK.
December 1, 2021
Thinking Crypto - Wrapped XRP Custody & Clearpool DeFi
Hex Trust CEO Alessio Quaglini and Clearpool CEO Robert Alcorn were invited on Thinking Crypto to speak about wrapped XRP custody and Clearpool DeFi.
November 9, 2021
Future of Finance - Hex Trust sees ample opportunities for growth at home and abroad
A Future of Finance interview with Alessio Quaglini, CEO of Hex Trust
March 31, 2021
GBA Blockchain Week 2021 - Institutionalisation of Crypto Asset Management Industry & Crypto Funds
Hex Trust spoke at GBA Blockchain Week 2021, breaking down institutionalisation of the crypto asset management industry and funds. Featuring speakers from Amber Group, Copper, CryptoHQ and FinStep Asia.
March 19, 2021
Coinscrum Markets - Institutional Adoption in APAC with Hex Trust & Algorand Foundation
Hex Trust was invited to the Coinscrum Markets weekly podcast alongside Algorand Foundation to discuss institutional adoption of digital assets in the APAC region.
November 3, 2020
CordaCon 2020 - Enterprise Grade Infrastructure of Digital Assets (CBDC Demo)
Hex Trust was invited to conduct a demo alongside IBM & R3 to show enterprise grade infrastructure of digital assets.
July 20, 2020
Merkle Science - Is Hong Kong Still a Competitive Jurisdiction for Virtual Asset Businesses?
Hex Trust was invited to speak at a Merkle Science webinar to discuss whether Hong Kong remains a competitive jurisdiction for virtual asset businesses. Featuring speakers from Kenetic and King & Wood Mallesons.
July 14, 2020
ChainTalk TV - The Future of Stablecoins
Hex Trust was invited to a panel discussion at Crypto Asia Summit hosted by ChainTalk TV to discuss the future of stablecoins. Featuring speakers from Merkle Science, OKX, Quantum Economics & WaykiChain.
July 2, 2020
IBM Webinar - Developing Efficient and Secure Digital Asset Custody Solutions
Hex Trust was invited to speak at an IBM webinar to dive deeper into the development of efficient and secure digital asset custody solutions. Featuring speakers from IBM and The Spartan Group.
June 3, 2020
Digital Week Online - Decentralized Financial System: Challenges & Adventures
Hex Trust was invited to Digital Week Online to discuss the decentralized financial system's challenges & opportunities. Featuring speakers from Onchain Custodian, Cointelligence & Plutus VC.
February 2, 2023
Get to Know Our Regional Director MENA: Filippo Buzzi
It’s a pleasure to introduce Filippo to the Hex Trust community. Here’s a recent Q&A interview to get to know him.
November 28, 2022
Get to Know Our Chief Financial Officer: Andrew Economos
It’s a pleasure to introduce Andrew to the Hex Trust community. Here’s a recent Q&A interview to get to know him.
October 25, 2022
Get to Know Our Head of Operations: Man Hay Hong
It’s a pleasure to introduce Man Hay to the Hex Trust community. Here’s a recent Q&A interview to get to know him.
October 10, 2022
Get to Know Our Head of Product: Kelvin Ting
It’s a pleasure to introduce Kelvin to the Hex Trust community. Here’s a recent Q&A interview to get to know him.
September 19, 2022
Get to Know Our Head of Legal & Compliance: Federico Fabiano
It’s a pleasure to introduce Federico Fabiano to the Hex Trust community. Here’s a recent Q&A interview to get to know him.
September 9, 2022
Get to Know Our Head of Platform & Infrastructure: Aaron Baideme
As Head of Platform, my role is quite all-encompassing: I am responsible for activities, technologies, and resources around the build and operations of any of our platforms.
May 27, 2022
Get to Know Our Head of Human Resources: Stan Choi
It’s a pleasure to introduce Stan Choi to the Hex Trust community. Here’s a recent Q&A interview to get to know him.
January 14, 2022
Get to Know Our Head of Risk Management & Control: Geoff McAlister
It’s a pleasure to introduce Geoff to the Hex Trust community. Here’s a recent Q&A interview to get to know him.
October 8, 2021
Meet Our Head of Infrastructure: Steffen Wirth
It’s a pleasure to introduce Steffen to the Hex Trust community. Here’s a recent Q&A interview to get to know him.
May 20, 2021
Meet Our Head of Customer Success: Giorgia Pellizzari
It’s a pleasure to introduce Giorgia to the Hex Trust community. Here’s a recent Q&A interview to get to know her.
February 4, 2020
Get to Know Our COO: Marty Jetton
It’s a pleasure to introduce our new COO, Marty Jetton, to the Hex Trust community.
September 5, 2019
Introducing our Chairman: Rajah Thiyagarajah
Here's a Q&A to get to know our Chairman, Rajah Thiyagarajah better.
April 26, 2023
How do custodians protect your digital assets?
Institutional-grade custody offers investors regulatory peace of mind, as well as robust security measures to ensure full protection of their digital assets. Such security measures include the use of Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) and key sharding.
April 21, 2023
Wallet types for your digital assets
Wallets can have different temperatures, which measures the degree of accessibility to the wallet through the network/servers.There are hot, cold, and warm wallets.
February 9, 2023
The different types of digital asset custody
When it comes to digital asset custody, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. It’s crucial to do your research, assess the different custody methods available, and choose the right one depending on your needs.
December 30, 2022
What is digital asset custody?
The digital asset market is still very nascent, especially compared to traditional financial markets. So yes, the custody business model exists in both sectors, but the definition of “custody” in the digital asset world is yet to form a concrete identity.
August 10, 2022
The 10 Foundational Principles of a Licensed Digital Asset Custodian
Custodians play an important role in institutional adoption of digital assets. These are the 10 Foundational Principles highlighting the importance of licensed professional custodians.
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