Hex Trust partners with Chainalysis to provide a compliance-focused custody solution for financial institutions

Hex Trust, the specialist digital asset custodian for the banking sector, has partnered with Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company. Hex Trust will adopt Chainalysis KYT (Know Your Transaction), the compliance solution, for real-time transaction monitoring, and Chainalysis Reactor, the investigative tool, for enhanced due diligence. This collaboration will enable Hex Trust to add an additional layer to its compliance features for its proprietary platform, Hex Safe, providing financial institutions peace of mind for their digital asset transactions. 

Over the last year, cryptocurrency has become a more mainstream asset class, with an inflow of institutional dollars driving bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to record prices. Forward-thinking banks are increasingly giving customers direct access to cryptocurrency by partnering with custodian services to hold cryptocurrency on their behalf. This allows them to test the new offering with fewer resources invested, while also drawing on outside cryptocurrency expertise to increase their chances of success. 

“Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is at the forefront of innovation in the financial services industry, and traditional financial institutions that embrace the change are likely to come out on top,” says Alessio Quaglini, CEO & Co-Founder of Hex Trust. “Our partnership with Chainalysis is another testament to Hex Trust’s commitment to providing our clients with the most secure custody solution with a comprehensive compliance-first approach available in the market today.” 

“Chainalysis is thrilled to partner with such a trusted name in digital asset custody,” says Ulisse Dellorto, Managing Director of APAC for Chainalysis. “With financial institutions increasingly looking to invest in cryptocurrency, this is the optimal time for trusted partners like Hex Trust to invest in their compliance technology.” 

Hex Trust is Asia’s leading asset custodian, providing the industry’s most comprehensive custody solution with enterprise-grade security and features, such as digital asset servicing. With services such as trade execution, access liquidy and price discovery, the company’s platform enables investors to interact with digital assets confidently. Hex Trust has one of the industry’s broadest digital asset support including cryptocurrencies, security tokens and NFTs. Hex Trust adopts a fully licensed approach and has a range of banking sector clients across Asia and Europe. 

Chainalysis recently closed its Series D funding, raising USD100 million with a more than USD2 billion valuation. Chainalysis serves as a strategic partner to financial institutions, governments, and cryptocurrency businesses around the world, providing data, software, and expertise on sophisticated cryptocurrency crime and money laundering tactics, techniques, and procedures. 

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