Komainu enhances offering with Blockdaemon’s non-custodial staking services

Rick Steves

This partnership allows Komainu clients to maintain custody and control of their staked digital assets while benefiting from Blockdaemon’s non-custodial staking services.

Komainu, a regulated digital asset custody service provider, has announced a strategic partnership with Blockdaemon, a leader in institutional-grade blockchain infrastructure. The alliance aims to enhance Komainu’s already burgeoning staking services with Blockdaemon’s robust infrastructure.

Launched in early 2022, Komainu’s staking service has witnessed considerable growth. The collaboration with Blockdaemon will provide Komainu’s institutional clientele with access to an expanded range of staking infrastructure for leading protocols like Ethereum and Cardano. Blockdaemon, which has an impressive 99.9% validator uptime record, is among the most extensive independent blockchain node infrastructure providers.

“Demand for staking is growing”

This partnership allows Komainu clients to maintain custody and control of their staked digital assets while benefiting from Blockdaemon’s non-custodial staking services. Additionally, Komainu’s operations in Dubai have received a VASP license from the Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA), enabling it to offer comprehensive custody services, including custodial staking.

Sebastian Widmann, Head of Strategy at Komainu, emphasized the significance of the alliance. “Blockdaemon is one of the most trusted infrastructure players with an immense footprint across the staking ecosystem,” he said. “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.”

Luke Dorney, General Manager of EMEA and Americas at Blockdaemon, echoed these sentiments. “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,” Dorney stated. “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 provide secure and compliant custody services for institutional investment in digital assets. A joint venture between Nomura, digital asset manager CoinShares, and digital asset security company Ledger, Komainu offers a blend of traditional financial services and next-generation security standards.

With headquarters in Jersey and offices worldwide, Komainu is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) and the Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) in Dubai.

Blockdaemon is a key player in the blockchain economy, providing an array of infrastructure solutions. With an ISO-27001 certification and extensive protocol coverage, Blockdaemon offers industry-leading SLAs and 24/7 support for an unparalleled institutional-grade experience. The company delivers business solutions to exchanges, custodians, crypto platforms, financial institutions, and developers through its comprehensive suite of blockchain tools.

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