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Ledger and Nomura launch institutional-grade Bitcoin custody service

Global investment bank Nomura, hardware wallet company Ledger and crypto investment fund CoinShares today launched a long-awaited crypto custodian service, called Komainu.

First announced in May 2018, Komainu will service institutional investors and support a range of cryptocurrencies. It is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission.

Komainu is headed by Jean-Marie Mognetti, the co-founder and CEO of CoinShares. Andrew Morfill left his position at Santander, where he commanded its cyber defense unit, to join Komainu as Head of Operations.

Mognetti said, in a statement, that: “What this partnership has highlighted is the need for credible and solid service providers to support industry participants. Komainu bridges the gap by bringing financial expertise and capabilities for institutional clients to feel confident their assets are in safe hands.”

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