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The best Bitcoin custodian services in 2021

Bakkt
Bakkt

Fidelity Digital Assets

Providing institutional custody solutions for Bitcoin, Fidelity Digital Assets offers enterprise-grade security for custody and execution services. Priding themselves on their multidisciplinary approach, Fidelity Digital Assets boasts a highly experienced and skilled team of financial and technological experts.

Fee: Custom

No of Digital Assets Supported: Only BTC

Top Features:

  • Offline vaulted deep-cold storage
  • Heavily physical security
  • Enterprise-grade cyber and operational security controls
  • 24/7 Support
  • Multidisciplinary approach for tailormade custodianship solutions
Fidelity Digital Assets
Fidelity Digital Assets

Xapo

Recently acquired by Coinbase, Xapo is a user-friendly custodian wallet for individual investors. One of the oldest Bitcoin wallets, Xapo enables users to store FIAT and BTC in cold storage. Backed by a myriad of big investors, such as Pantera Capital, Fortress, and Greylock Partners, funds stored on Xapo are fully insured against hacking and bankruptcy.

Fee: Free setup, no Xapo fees (only bank processing fees)

No of Digital Assets Supported: BTC and FIAT

Top Features:

  • User-friendly app
  • Insured against hacks and Xapo going bankrupt
  • Cold storage protected by armed guards, surveillance, and biometric locks
  • Free to use
  • Multi-signature transactions and withdrawal
Xapo
Xapo

Gemini Custody

Crypto exchange, Gemini, offers custodian services aimed at institutional investors With a multi-layer security architecture comprising of ‘HardwareSecurity Molecules (HSM), Gemini provides offline storage for funds and private keys that meets the highest US government security rating. Gemini’s industry-grade security gives top-level investors a complaint and user-friendly environment for storing large sums of crypto.

Fee: Free setup and no minimum, custom fees

No of Digital Assets Supported: 17

Top Features:

  • Same day withdrawals
  • Instant liquidity for trading on Gemini’s exchange
  • Distributed, heavily guarded, air-gapped ‘Hardware Security Molecules’
  • User-friendly platform
  • 24/7 support and dedicated account representatives
Gemini Custody
Gemini Custody

itBit

New York-based itBit has been providing crypto-asset custodian services on a global scale since 2012. The company’s institutional 100% cold storage solutions are customized on a per-client basis, complemented with verification and asset audit reporting.

Fee: Custom

No of Digital Assets Supported: Only 5

Top Features:

  • Long-standing reputation for security
  • 100% cold storage solutions/li>
  • 24/7 support
  • 1-2-1 assigned account managers Monday-Friday
itBit
itBit

Kingdom Trust

Focusing on leveraging tech to provide dynamic custody solutions, Kingdom Trust has been on the scene since 2010. Catering to institutional investors, Kingdom Trust works with hedge funds, banks, family offices, RIAS, and so on.

Fee: Custom

No of Digital Assets Supported: Not disclosed

Top Features:

  • 100% cold storage solution for institutional investors
  • Fully insured
  • Exclusive and discrete
  • Fully compliant and regularly audited
Kingdom Trust
Kingdom Trust

 

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1 Comment

  • Greg Vosper
    Posted October 13, 2021 10:29 am

    What qualifies the ‘best’ in your review of custodians, or is this an individuals view?

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