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Zodia Custody Spearheads Institutional Entry into the Polkadot Ecosystem

Sep 13, 2023 at 02:32 pm

Zodia Custody, a prominent provider of cryptocurrency storage solutions and a subsidiary under the umbrella of Standard Chartered, has outlined its intention to broaden its custody offerings into the Polkadot ecosystem. This expansion is in partnership with Parity Technologies, the development entity behind the Polkadot blockchain. The primary objective of this strategic alliance is to furnish specialized digital asset storage services designed specifically for financial institutions. Furthermore, part of the initiative involves introducing staking services for DOT, the native token of the Polkadot network, as a strategic move to fortify its foothold in the institutional sector.

Backed by a majority ownership stake from the esteemed multinational banking institution, Standard Chartered, and boasting prominent investors such as SBI Holdings and Northern Trust, Zodia Custody commands significant influence in the sphere of institutional adoption of digital assets. The company recently made substantial headway by extending its operations into the thriving financial hub of Singapore.

Based on the most recent data available from CoinMarketCap, Polkadot's DOT token secures its position as the 13th largest cryptocurrency, flaunting a formidable market capitalization of approximately $5 billion. At present, DOT is trading just slightly above the $4 mark. This comes in the wake of a recent descent below this threshold, marking the first occurrence in three years, amidst a broader decline across the altcoin market.

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