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November 2023: Forging Ahead
December 8, 2023
November 2023: Forging Ahead
For November's review, we highlight achievements such as obtaining Dubai's VARA license, participating in HKMA's e-HKD Pilot, and conducting a successful HKT stablecoin trial.
October 2023: Reshaping the Narrative
November 8, 2023
October 2023: Reshaping the Narrative
In the wake of SBF's conviction and as we wrap up our October review, Hex Trust sees the FTX saga as an opportunity for growth, driving innovation, and shaping a resilient and trustworthy future for digital assets.
September 2023: Weathering the Storm
October 5, 2023
September 2023: Weathering the Storm
The markets faced challenges, but amidst it all, Europe's first Bitcoin ETF was launched. Hex Trust actively engaged in events, including TOKEN2049, showcasing their expertise. Grayscale's court victory further highlighted the growing acceptance of digital assets. Additionally, meet Tracy Wu, our VP of Sales and Business (MENA), while Alessio Quaglini discussed crypto custody in a podcast.
August 2023: A Watershed Moment for a Bitcoin ETF?
September 5, 2023
August 2023: A Watershed Moment for a Bitcoin ETF?
Hex Trust achieved regulatory approval in France for digital asset custody services, marking a significant milestone in their expansion across Europe. Additionally, Grayscale's court victory against the SEC reignited hopes for the approval of a Bitcoin ETF, which has the potential to revolutionize the industry and drive broader adoption among mainstream investors.
July 2023: A Ripple Effect
August 3, 2023
July 2023: A Ripple Effect
July was an eventful month, with XRP causing a ‘Ripple Effect’ across the crypto industry. Ripple scored a win in their three-year-long case with the SEC with the court ruling that XRP was not a security.
June 2023: The Storm Too Shall Pass
July 4, 2023
June 2023: The Storm Too Shall Pass
Recent news has shown that investors and existing crypto players are gaining confidence and trust in digital assets with the entrance of prominent TradFi players.
May 2023: Regulatory Rapids
June 6, 2023
May 2023: Regulatory Rapids
As regulatory pressures and blockages have started to pile up in the US, crypto is now going through an avulsion. Many companies based in the US are redirecting their flow of activities – diverting to new channels like Dubai, Hong Kong, and Europe.
April 2023: It could be better
May 2, 2023
April 2023: It could be better
It’s great to see how the world’s been gearing up to provide clear-cut rules around crypto and digital assets – especially in Hong Kong this month, the very place where Hex Trust was born and bred.
March 2023: Cometh Crisis, Cometh Crypto
April 3, 2023
March 2023: Cometh Crisis, Cometh Crypto
In the crypto world this month, one infamous twitterati has taken the main stage: Balaji Srinivasan, ex-Coinbase CTO and former a16z partner, who’s on stage with a $1 million bet. A bet that Bitcoin will reach $1 million by June this year.
February 2023: Rules of the Road Ahead
February 28, 2023
February 2023: Rules of the Road Ahead
In our last article, we talked about Crypto's 2023 New Year's resolution to restore confidence in the industry. It's not an easy task, but it looks like that is finally starting to happen. 
January 2023: Crypto New Year's Resolution
February 3, 2023
January 2023: Crypto New Year's Resolution
Like any other industry, we’ve seen our fair share of mistakes made in the digital asset space. Mistakes are indeed a fact of life, but it’s the rapid and effective response which sets crypto apart from any other emerging tech industry.
2022: The year of crypto musical chairs
January 3, 2023
2022: The year of crypto musical chairs
What has arguably been one of the most hectic years in crypto, has finally come to an end. So we wanted to take this opportunity to share our take on recent developments, and what might happen next.
Review of the Month: November 2022
December 2, 2022
Review of the Month: November 2022
November has been a wild ride for all of us in the digital asset industry – starting with the FTX fallout. But we don’t see this as an obstacle for the crypto community’s growth. Instead, it’s an opportunity for all of us to grow and do better.
Review of the Month: October 2022
October 31, 2022
Review of the Month: October 2022
In October 2022, Hex Trust was featured by Tatler Asia, attended several panels, introduced key members of the team, and published a piece covering our long-time DeFi partner: Clearpool.
Review of the Month: September 2022
October 3, 2022
Review of the Month: September 2022
In September 2022, Hex Trust was a title sponsor for TOKEN2049 Singapore, welcomed a new advisory board member, hosted a webinar on The Block & published a piece covering fashion brands entering the metaverse.
Review of the Month: August 2022
August 31, 2022
Review of the Month: August 2022
In August 2022, Hex Trust won an award, spoke at numerous panels, and published pieces covering sustainable DeFi growth, risk management practices, opportunities for family offices and the fundamental principles of digital asset custodians.
Review of the Month: July 2022
July 29, 2022
Review of the Month: July 2022
In July 2022, Hex Trust opened an EU office, was featured by KPMG & HSBC, and attended major events and panels.
Review of the Month: June 2022
June 30, 2022
Review of the Month: June 2022
In June 2022, Hex Trust was featured on CNBC Squawk Box Asia, integrated the Polygon and Polkadot network, and attended numerous webinars and events.
Review of the Month: May 2022
June 1, 2022
Review of the Month: May 2022
In May 2022, Hex Trust was featured on Forkast.news, attended numerous panels, events and webinars, and welcomed new joiners to the team!
Review of the Month: April 2022
May 5, 2022
Review of the Month: April 2022
In April 2022, Hex Trust was featured on CoinDesk TV, entered a strategic partnership with Metamask Institutional and attended several panels, webinars & events.
Review of the Month: March 2022
April 4, 2022
Review of the Month: March 2022
In March 2022, Hex Trust closed a US$88M Series B funding round, completed the SOC2 assessment and attended several panels and interviews.
Review of the Month: February 2022
February 28, 2022
Review of the Month: February 2022
In February 2022, Hex Trust entered the metaverse with the purchase of a LAND estate in the Sandbox, partnered with Celo, obtained the Cloud Security Alliance (#CSA) STAR Level 1 Certification...
2021 in Review — From the Founder’s Desk
January 10, 2022
2021 in Review — From the Founder’s Desk
At Hex Trust, the past 12 months have been an exciting and wild ride. We closed two fundraising rounds, welcoming a broad range of top-notch global investors as some of our closest partners.
Review of the Month: December 2021
December 31, 2021
Review of the Month: December 2021
December is usually a quieter month for most industries as people take time off to rest and recharge over the holiday period. However, crypto never sleeps, and at Hex Trust things have been as busy as ever.
Review of the Month: August 2021
September 8, 2021
Review of the Month: August 2021
August was another month of traction for Hex Trust as we announced our partnership with Union Bank of the Philippines and our new collaboration with Tezos. On the team side, we continued to expand with several key hires, including Chief Information Security Officer, Shane Read.
Review of the Month: June 2021
July 7, 2021
Review of the Month: June 2021
For Hex Trust, it was another month of expansion as we successfully closed an investment from a key strategic partner and won a Digital Asset Custody award which was a testament to the team’s hard work over the last 12 months.
Review of the Month: May 2021
June 4, 2021
Review of the Month: May 2021
During the month of May, the crypto market witnessed a major crash as prices dropped over 50% in Bitcoin and over 70% in many alts. What was the cause?
Review of the Month: March 2021
April 8, 2021
Review of the Month: March 2021
March was a milestone month for Hex Trust as we announced the successful close of our Series A and continued scaling our team and operations in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Review of the Month: February 2021
March 3, 2021
Review of the Month: February 2021
February was a pivotal month for Bitcoin and the entire digital assets market as Tesla announced they’d bought US$1.5 billion of Bitcoin.
Review of the Year: 2020
January 7, 2021
Review of the Year: 2020
As we start 2021, we took some time to reflect on 2020, which has been a transformational year for both Hex Trust and the digital assets industry as a whole. Here are some Hex Trust’s highlights from the last 12 months.
Review of the Month: September 2020
October 7, 2020
Review of the Month: September 2020
It’s been another busy month for Hex Trust during September as we onboarded several new clients and closed a couple of strategic partnerships. Here’s a review of what we’ve been working on and the key highlights from the digital asset ecosystem.
Review of the Month: August 2020
September 2, 2020
Review of the Month: August 2020
It’s been a busy August for Hex Trust with several exciting developments, new partnerships, and strategic investors we’ve brought on board. Here’s an overview of what’s been going on plus key industry highlights including the rise of DeFi.
Blockchain, the virus, and how we’ve been expanding
March 19, 2020
Blockchain, the virus, and how we’ve been expanding
Despite the challenging and uncertain macro environment, we find ourselves in, Hex Trust continues to expand in terms of our client base, enhancing our products, building our team, and expanding our geographical presence.
2019 in Review
January 21, 2020
2019 in Review
2019 was an incredible year of growth for Hex Trust where we launched our product, grew the team, and secured some exciting partnerships. Here are the main highlights of the year.
Review of the Month: October 2018
October 30, 2018
Review of the Month: October 2018
October 2018 was another bustling month for Hex Trust - find out what we've been up to.
Review of the Month: August 2018
August 23, 2018
Review of the Month: August 2018
Here are some of the latest updates from Hex Trust.
Unlocking Institutional Interest: The Significance of Bitcoin ETFs in Traditional Finance
January 5, 2024
Unlocking Institutional Interest: The Significance of Bitcoin ETFs in Traditional Finance
Bitcoin ETFs simplify Bitcoin investment, trading on stock exchanges. How the involvement of financial giants may lead to approval. Global adoption signals trust and legitimacy. SEC reassessing. Potential regulatory shift.
The banking crisis: A watershed event for institutional crypto adoption
March 16, 2023
The banking crisis: A watershed event for institutional crypto adoption
Chief Financial Officer Andrew Economos shares how the current banking crisis may just prove to be a watershed event for institutional adoption of crypto and other digital assets.
Blockchain Scaling: An overview of how blockchain scaling technology has evolved over the years
February 23, 2023
Blockchain Scaling: An overview of how blockchain scaling technology has evolved over the years
Alleviating blockchain network congestion has been at the forefront of Web3 innovation, and an entire sector in the digital asset industry exists to tackle this: scaling solutions.
Custody and Staking - Nascar Collisions and Crypto Crashes
January 19, 2023
Custody and Staking - Nascar Collisions and Crypto Crashes
Head of Markets Dario Capodici, shares his views of the crypto market with a Nascar analogy - and how the combination of blockchains and custodians will lead the crypto race.
How crypto custodians can help centralized exchanges win back public trust
January 17, 2023
How crypto custodians can help centralized exchanges win back public trust
Chairman of Hex Trust Advisory Board Colin Brooks shared how licensed digital asset custodians can help restore trust in the industry following the collapse of renowned crypto exchange FTX.
Extending the Runway: The Opportunities for Fashion Brands in the Metaverse
September 21, 2022
Extending the Runway: The Opportunities for Fashion Brands in the Metaverse
Many iconic fashion brands have started making big moves in the metaverse. What are fashion brands currently doing & what are the building blocks of an effective metaverse strategy?
Family Offices: Navigating Digital Assets & the Decentralized Economy
August 30, 2022
Family Offices: Navigating Digital Assets & the Decentralized Economy
This report provides an overview of the blockchain ecosystem and guides family offices on allocation of portfolios, ensuring safe and secure custodial ownership of digital assets.
The Custody 3.0 Era: Institutional Participation in the Decentralized Economy
June 22, 2022
The Custody 3.0 Era: Institutional Participation in the Decentralized Economy
Managing Director Calvin Shen, shares how the evolution of digital asset markets and growing institutional participation in the decentralized economy is shaping the role of digital asset custodians.
Finding Shelter in DeFi During Turbulent Times
April 14, 2022
Finding Shelter in DeFi During Turbulent Times
Head of Financing Dario Capodici shares his views on the alternative investment opportunities that DeFi offers in times of financial instability and macroeconomic concerns: money market protocols, liquidity staking & yield farming.
The Digital Asset Market in 2022
February 4, 2022
The Digital Asset Market in 2022
Head of Trading Rolland Hoang shares his views on what the digital asset market has in store for us in 2022 across regulated DeFi, stablecoins, Layer 1 protocols, and the convergence with traditional financial markets.
The Metaversal Future: A Trillion Dollar Opportunity
December 17, 2021
The Metaversal Future: A Trillion Dollar Opportunity
Bringing the metaverse to life could be a market opportunity worth over $1 trillion. That’s one of the key takeaways from Grayscale’s November report which explores the massive potential of the Web 3.0 internet evolution currently underway.
The Fixed Income Digital Asset Revolution
December 6, 2021
The Fixed Income Digital Asset Revolution
Digital assets are becoming more ubiquitous every day with technological upgrades and rapidly increasing usecases including tokenized securities, NFT-based art, and GameFi to name but a few.
3 themes driving the institutional adoption of digital assets
November 25, 2021
3 themes driving the institutional adoption of digital assets
There has never been a stronger drive behind the adoption of digital assets, with institutional investors in particular eager to integrate the new asset class into their operations.
Recognising the familiar in a financial paradigm shift
September 23, 2021
Recognising the familiar in a financial paradigm shift
I am highly confident that digital assets will become part of the mainstream asset management industry. For me the question is not whether it will happen, but rather how long it will take.
Ethereum 2.0 & The London Hard Fork: Here’s What You Need to Know
August 3, 2021
Ethereum 2.0 & The London Hard Fork: Here’s What You Need to Know
Ethereum is gearing up for a system-wide upgrade that will radically change the way the platform is both used and secured. There have been several upgrades over the past five years, intending to improve Ethereum’s usability and scalability.
Getting Customer Success Right In The Digital Asset Era
July 13, 2021
Getting Customer Success Right In The Digital Asset Era
Customer Success is all about helping customers achieve their goals through your products and services. Sounds easy enough.
3 Critical Responsibilities of Digital Asset Custodians
August 7, 2020
3 Critical Responsibilities of Digital Asset Custodians
Our CEO and co-founder, Alessio Quaglini, shares his insights on the critical responsibilities of a digital asset custodian.
Digital Asset Wallets & Signing Algorithms: A Custodian’s Overview
July 22, 2020
Digital Asset Wallets & Signing Algorithms: A Custodian’s Overview
Our CEO & co-founder shares his insights on the types of digital asset wallets and signing algorithms.
Whither Blockchain in Finance?
December 16, 2019
Whither Blockchain in Finance?
Reports of its seeming demise have been, as with Mark Twain, greatly exaggerated.
4 Key Points about the upcoming Ethereum Hard Fork
December 5, 2019
4 Key Points about the upcoming Ethereum Hard Fork
What are the key points to take on the upcoming Ethereum Hard Fork?
The East is Digital
November 20, 2019
The East is Digital
These past few weeks have seen plenty of opportunity for insight into fintech developments in Asia.
Here’s what you need to know about the SFC’s latest circular in regards to the custody of digital assets
October 9, 2019
Here’s what you need to know about the SFC’s latest circular in regards to the custody of digital assets
The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has released its circular detailing how asset managers should handle digital assets.
Why Asia's the home of FinTech
September 19, 2019
Why Asia's the home of FinTech
The previous edition of these written fintech-perambulations looked at global trends in fintech investment and growth. This instance will focus closer to home — Asia — and consider several of the unique factors that differentiate the growth of fintech in Asia from the rest of the world.
Measuring Fintech Investment
September 6, 2019
Measuring Fintech Investment
An insightful article exploring the measurement of FinTech investments.
The Glitz is Great, but Happy Customers Matter Most
August 14, 2019
The Glitz is Great, but Happy Customers Matter Most
In discussions of what will lead to successful fintech ventures the focus is often on the technology. While the technology is obviously an important component in the success of a fintech idea or venture, the truly critical driver is how well the new approach helps better meet the needs of the end client.
Fintech Evolution will Trump Revolution — The Devil is in the Details
August 6, 2019
Fintech Evolution will Trump Revolution — The Devil is in the Details
Thoughtful Fintech professionals will often passionately debate the question of evolution v. revolution, wondering which will dominate and which is the pathway to their own success.
The Evolving State of Institutional Custody for Digital Assets
March 7, 2019
The Evolving State of Institutional Custody for Digital Assets
Recently, Alessio Quaglini, Managing Partner at Hex Trust, was featured in Blockchain.news discussing the evolving state of institutional custody for digital assets.
Hex Trust Enhances Offerings with XRP Ledger Integration
February 1, 2024
Hex Trust Enhances Offerings with XRP Ledger Integration
Hex Trust integrates with XRP Ledger, enhancing user experience and providing access to XRP, fungible tokens, NFTs, and more
Hex Safe: Advancing NFT Custody in a Changing Landscape
January 24, 2024
Hex Safe: Advancing NFT Custody in a Changing Landscape
Hex Trust offers Hex Safe, an institutional-grade NFT custody solution that provides secure storage and ensures compliance in the ever-changing NFT landscape.
Liquid Staking: Enhancing Flexibility & Efficiency with MilkyWay & Hex Trust
December 28, 2023
Liquid Staking: Enhancing Flexibility & Efficiency with MilkyWay & Hex Trust
Liquid staking with MilkyWay & Hex Trust enhances flexibility & efficiency. Stake assets, receive milkTIA tokens, and enjoy liquidity in DeFi activities.
Hex Trust 2023 In Review
December 22, 2023
Hex Trust 2023 In Review
Explore regulatory milestones, ecosystem expansion, and market insights driving digital asset solutions.
The Importance of DeFi Security: Lessons Learned from the Ledger Connect Attack
December 20, 2023
The Importance of DeFi Security: Lessons Learned from the Ledger Connect Attack
Hackers stole $484,000 by exploiting a vulnerability in Ledger's Connect Kit. Decentralized apps face security risks from multiple providers.
Hex Trust and Consensys’ MetaMask Institutional Integrate to Enhance DeFi Portfolio Management 
December 19, 2023
Hex Trust and Consensys’ MetaMask Institutional Integrate to Enhance DeFi Portfolio Management 
Hex Trust integrates with MetaMask Institutional, enabling secure access to 17,000 DeFi apps. Bank-grade security, regulatory compliance, and user-friendly setup. Limited 30-day trial available. Request access now.
Hex Trust Integrates Linea Chain for Secure Cross-Chain Transactions
December 6, 2023
Hex Trust Integrates Linea Chain for Secure Cross-Chain Transactions
Linea is an Ethereum scalability solution developed by ConsenSys that enhances interoperability and enables seamless asset transfers via Hex Safe on the Linea blockchain.
Introducing the Enhanced Hex Safe:  Where Security Meets Flexibility and Connectivity
November 29, 2023
Introducing the Enhanced Hex Safe: Where Security Meets Flexibility and Connectivity
The upgraded Hex Safe offers enhanced web3 connectivity, multi-entity setups, programmable operations, MetaMask Institutional integration, and more.
How it Works: Ethereum Staking
November 22, 2023
How it Works: Ethereum Staking
Ethereum 2.0's launch shifted the network to proof-of-stake, allowing Hex Trust to offer institutional-grade ETH staking infrastructure and streamlined services for their clients' security and convenience.
Hex Trust supports Ripple and Fubon Bank in HKMA's e-HKD Pilot Programme
November 2, 2023
Hex Trust supports Ripple and Fubon Bank in HKMA's e-HKD Pilot Programme
Hex Trust joined a consortium of partners supporting Ripple, Fubon Bank, to demonstrate a use case for Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s (HKMA) e-HKD Pilot Programme.
Hex Trust announces support for Celestia network, offers staking and custody services at mainnet launch. Celestia’s TGE for $TIA
November 1, 2023
Hex Trust announces support for Celestia network, offers staking and custody services at mainnet launch. Celestia’s TGE for $TIA
Celestia's TGE was a success. Hex Trust offers secure custody and staking for Celestia's token (TIA) via Hex Safe and Hex Trust Markets (HTM).
Introduction to Hex Trust Markets: Seize Opportunities in Digital Assets
October 18, 2023
Introduction to Hex Trust Markets: Seize Opportunities in Digital Assets
Hex Trust Markets (HTM) provides secure and regulated services for institutional investors to access the digital asset markets with confidence.
Celestia’s Inception: A deep dive into Celestia including Hex Trust’s custody and staking services for TIA
October 12, 2023
Celestia’s Inception: A deep dive into Celestia including Hex Trust’s custody and staking services for TIA
Celestia stands as the pioneering modular blockchain network, introducing novel concepts to the blockchain landscape.
Bitcoin Ordinals & the BRC-20 Standard
June 29, 2023
Bitcoin Ordinals & the BRC-20 Standard
The crypto industry took a surprising turn earlier this year – with the introduction of Ordinals.
Tokenizing Real-World Assets (RWAs): A Paradigm Shift in Finance
June 1, 2023
Tokenizing Real-World Assets (RWAs): A Paradigm Shift in Finance
Tokenization of real-world assets (RWAs) has taken the world by storm, and many have already begun to recognize the long-term promise of the use cases.
Ethereum's Shanghai Upgrade
April 17, 2023
Ethereum's Shanghai Upgrade
On April 12, one of the most monumental moments in crypto history took place: the Ethereum Shanghai upgrade. The upgrade was a big key step following the Ethereum Merge that happened back in September 2022.
Clearpool: The First Decentralized Dynamic Marketplace For Institutional Unsecured Capital
October 26, 2022
Clearpool: The First Decentralized Dynamic Marketplace For Institutional Unsecured Capital
For DeFi to continue scaling beyond its current state, improved access to efficient capital markets is vital. Enter Clearpool: an institutional-grade, decentralized borrowing & lending protocol.
The Ethereum 2.0 Merge
September 15, 2022
The Ethereum 2.0 Merge
The day marks the biggest event of crypto blockchain history - the Ethereum Merge. What exactly is the Merge and how will it impact all organizations and individuals participating in the decentralized ecosystem?
Polygon: Web3 for All
August 29, 2022
Polygon: Web3 for All
Polygon, formerly Matic Network, was developed in 2017 and launched in 2020 as a layer-2 solution focused on the Ethereum blockchain. Aiming to “bring the world to Ethereum”, Polygon helps alleviate the network’s congestion and allow more users to access Web3.
Liquid Staking: Unlocking Accessibility to Digital Assets
May 27, 2022
Liquid Staking: Unlocking Accessibility to Digital Assets
The rise in popularity of PoS networks and DeFi has birthed liquid staking, a game-changing staking mechanism unlocking liquidity & accessibility to digital assets.
The BAYC Universe: Expanding into Metaversal Economies
May 12, 2022
The BAYC Universe: Expanding into Metaversal Economies
The Bored Ape Yacht Club project has dominated the NFT space since its launch in April 2021, being one of the most sought after collections to exist. But the iconic PFP NFTs are only the first chapter of the project's story.
The Sandbox: The Future of Gaming
April 25, 2022
The Sandbox: The Future of Gaming
The concepts of metaverse, GameFi and play-to-earn (P2E) have been key developments this past quarter, with companies such as The Sandbox leading the way in this sector of the digital asset economy.
Celo: Financial Prosperity for Everyone
March 28, 2022
Celo: Financial Prosperity for Everyone
Celo is a carbon-negative, Layer-1 protocol with a rich ecosystem of global partners building Web3 applications in support of Celo’s mission to create a more inclusive, accessible global financial system.
Aave: Revolutionizing lending & borrowing
February 23, 2022
Aave: Revolutionizing lending & borrowing
Aave is one of the largest credit protocols in the DeFi space with its current TVL standing at $12.24B and market cap at $1.7B. Also known as “the lending platform of tomorrow”, Aave is a pioneer in the lending ecosystem.
Hedera: the Blockchain Killer
January 27, 2022
Hedera: the Blockchain Killer
Hedera is an enterprise-grade public ledger and governing body which supports new and existing decentralized applications on the web 3.0 scale. Self-proclaimed as the 3rd generation of blockchains, Hedera has introduced groundbreaking technology with high speed, low costs and effective security for its users.
NFTs in 2021 : A Year in Review
January 3, 2022
NFTs in 2021 : A Year in Review
2021 was the year of the “NFT Revolution” — markets generated over $23 billion in trading volume this year, and it’s expected to increase even more in 2022. But NFTs have been around for quite some time already… so what made this year so special?
A closer look at the Klaytn blockchain ecosystem
November 24, 2021
A closer look at the Klaytn blockchain ecosystem
Using a modular network design, the Klaytn platform aims to make it easy and convenient for businesses to customize and operate their own service-oriented blockchains.
Algorand: solving the Blockchain Trilemma
September 16, 2021
Algorand: solving the Blockchain Trilemma
The blockchain trilemma is a concept coined by Vitalik Buterin that essentially states that existing blockchains can offer at most two of the following three properties: Security, Scalability, Decentralization.
Safespace Recap: How to Securely Build In the Metaverse
August 25, 2023
Safespace Recap: How to Securely Build In the Metaverse
In our Safespace Session 2, we explored how to build a secure and inclusive Metaverse. Experts shared insights on robust security measures, inclusivity initiatives, and the importance of partnerships. Empowering creators and users was emphasized, setting the stage for a thriving and accessible Metaverse. Listen to the full session here.
How to Build Trust in Blockchain: The Story Behind Hex Trust
July 21, 2023
How to Build Trust in Blockchain: The Story Behind Hex Trust
Alessio Quaglini, CEO and Co-founder of Hex Trust, joined Cris D Tran of VietSuccess for their latest Web3+ YouTube interview. 
RTHK Radio 3 Money Talk: Crypto Custodians & Regulation
April 13, 2023
RTHK Radio 3 Money Talk: Crypto Custodians & Regulation
Alessio Quaglini, CEO of Hex Trust speaks to Carolyn Wright about the role both regulators and crypto custodians play in keeping your digital assets safe. 
CoinDesk Webinar - Connecting a Billion Users to the Open Metaverse: Digital Identities, User Experience & New Business
December 20, 2022
CoinDesk Webinar - Connecting a Billion Users to the Open Metaverse: Digital Identities, User Experience & New Business
Hex Trust's CoinDesk webinar discussed the path to onboarding a billion users to the metaverse ecosystem. Featuring speakers from Gryfyn, Animoca Brands, and Darewise.
Safespace Session 1: Institutional Staking with Hedera & Clearpool
December 19, 2022
Safespace Session 1: Institutional Staking with Hedera & Clearpool
The first session of Safespace by Hex Trust broke down institutional staking for Hedera and Clearpool, and analyzed the staking demand Hex Trust is seeing from institutions. The conversation was joined by speakers from BCW Technologies, Hedera, and Clearpool.
The Block Webinar - Restoring Confidence & Building for the Future
December 13, 2022
The Block Webinar - Restoring Confidence & Building for the Future
Hex Trust's The Block webinar broke down the ways strong players in the digital asset industry can collaborate to restore confidence in users and institutions. Featuring speakers from Binance, OKX, and HashKey Capital.
Bosonic Webinar - Lessons from the Collapse of FTX
December 9, 2022
Bosonic Webinar - Lessons from the Collapse of FTX
Head of Custody Giorgia Pellizzari was invited to speak at a webinar hosted by Bosonic to discuss post-FTX implications for the digital asset industry on institutional adoption, and how service providers like Hex Trust can help turn things around.
The Block Webinar - Preventing the Breach: Security on the Blockchain
December 2, 2022
The Block Webinar - Preventing the Breach: Security on the Blockchain
Our Chief Information Security Officer Shane Read recently spoke at a webinar with guests from The Block, THEOS, Arkham, and Bullish to identify ways companies can prevent DeFi attacks and breaches.
TOKEN2049 Panel - The Path Ahead: Onboarding a Billion Users
October 13, 2022
TOKEN2049 Panel - The Path Ahead: Onboarding a Billion Users
Our CEO Alessio Quaglini took to the TOKEN2049 mainstage to discuss mainstream adoption and the future of digital assets. Featuring speakers from PANONY, Ledger and Polygon.
3rd Annual Jefferies Asia Forum - Fireside Chat
October 5, 2022
3rd Annual Jefferies Asia Forum - Fireside Chat
CEO & Co-Founder Alessio Quaglini was invited for a fireside chat at the 3rd Annual Jeffries Asia Forum to discuss Hex Trust's founding background, its journey so far and the outlook of digital assets including DeFi, crypto and NFTs.
GameOn! 2022 - Investment Strategies & Concerns in the Digiverse
September 26, 2022
GameOn! 2022 - Investment Strategies & Concerns in the Digiverse
CEO & Co-Founder Alessio Quaglini was invited for a fireside chat at GameOn! 2022 to discuss the factors of effective investment strategies in the digiverse and blockchain space.
The Block Webinar - The State of Institutional Custody
September 16, 2022
The Block Webinar - The State of Institutional Custody
Hex Trust's The Block webinar broke down the true meaning of digital asset custody, institutional participation in the DeFi ecosystem, misconceptions around custody and more.
CoinDesk Webinar - How Family Offices Can Enter the Digital Asset Industry
July 12, 2022
CoinDesk Webinar - How Family Offices Can Enter the Digital Asset Industry
Hex Trust's CoinDesk webinar explored how family offices can enter the digital asset industry in a safe, secure and scalable manner.
IBM Financial Industry Editors Forum 2022 - Technological Disruption in Financial Services
June 8, 2022
IBM Financial Industry Editors Forum 2022 - Technological Disruption in Financial Services
Managing Director Calvin Shen was invited to speak at an IBM panel to discuss how institutions can collaborate to further advance in the financial services space. Featuring speakers from IBM, SAP and F5.
How NFTs Shape the Metaverse - The Next Hype You Cannot Miss
June 8, 2022
How NFTs Shape the Metaverse - The Next Hype You Cannot Miss
Hex Trust was invited to speak at a panel held at the AAX Trends NFT pop-up store: Apes. Gods. Pixels. to discuss the rising popularity of NFTs and how they shape the metaverse. Featuring speakers from Animoca Brands, Metasens & AAX.
DeFi Made Easy for Organizations - Navigate DeFi opportunities with MetaMask Institutional
May 26, 2022
DeFi Made Easy for Organizations - Navigate DeFi opportunities with MetaMask Institutional
Hex Trust was invited to speak at a Consensys webinar breaking down the know-hows of faster, safer, more efficient DeFi investments for organizations. Featuring speakers from Metamask Institutional, Chainalysis & Token X.
CoinDesk Webinar - Custody 3.0: The Future of Digital Assets
April 28, 2022
CoinDesk Webinar - Custody 3.0: The Future of Digital Assets
Hex Trust's CoinDesk webinar broke down Custody 3.0: The Future of Digital Assets. Featuring speakers from Hex Trust, IBM, Kenetic and BCW Group.
FTAHK Blockchain Committee - Institutional Adoption of Cryptos
April 21, 2022
FTAHK Blockchain Committee - Institutional Adoption of Cryptos
Hex Trust was invited to speak at FTAHK's Institutional Adoption of Cryptos, to discuss how fast and deep institutions are integrating themselves into this new asset class. Featuring speakers from Fidelity International and Amber Group.
Beyond Market Neutral - Asset Managers and Proprietary Positions in Crypto
February 24, 2022
Beyond Market Neutral - Asset Managers and Proprietary Positions in Crypto
Hex Trust was invited to speak at the Crypto Regulation Asia Summit, covering investing and holding proprietary positions in digital assets. Featuring speakers from Temasek, OSL and State Street Digital.
Cyberport FinTech InnoCon 2021: Family Offices Eyeing WealthTech and Digital Assets
December 2, 2021
Cyberport FinTech InnoCon 2021: Family Offices Eyeing WealthTech and Digital Assets
Hex Trust was invited to speak at Cyberport FinTech Innocon 2021 to discuss trends and opportunities in FinTech. Featuring speakers from LORA Technologies, Topaz Family Office, and the Family Office Association HK.
Thinking Crypto - Wrapped XRP Custody & Clearpool DeFi
December 1, 2021
Thinking Crypto - Wrapped XRP Custody & Clearpool DeFi
Hex Trust CEO Alessio Quaglini and Clearpool CEO Robert Alcorn were invited on Thinking Crypto to speak about wrapped XRP custody and Clearpool DeFi.
Future of Finance - Hex Trust sees ample opportunities for growth at home and abroad
November 9, 2021
Future of Finance - Hex Trust sees ample opportunities for growth at home and abroad
A Future of Finance interview with Alessio Quaglini, CEO of Hex Trust
GBA Blockchain Week 2021 - Institutionalisation of Crypto Asset Management Industry & Crypto Funds
March 31, 2021
GBA Blockchain Week 2021 - Institutionalisation of Crypto Asset Management Industry & Crypto Funds
Hex Trust spoke at GBA Blockchain Week 2021, breaking down institutionalisation of the crypto asset management industry and funds. Featuring speakers from Amber Group, Copper, CryptoHQ and FinStep Asia.
Coinscrum Markets - Institutional Adoption in APAC with Hex Trust & Algorand Foundation
March 19, 2021
Coinscrum Markets - Institutional Adoption in APAC with Hex Trust & Algorand Foundation
Hex Trust was invited to the Coinscrum Markets weekly podcast alongside Algorand Foundation to discuss institutional adoption of digital assets in the APAC region.
CordaCon 2020 - Enterprise Grade Infrastructure of Digital Assets (CBDC Demo)
November 3, 2020
CordaCon 2020 - Enterprise Grade Infrastructure of Digital Assets (CBDC Demo)
Hex Trust was invited to conduct a demo alongside IBM & R3 to show enterprise grade infrastructure of digital assets.
Merkle Science - Is Hong Kong Still a Competitive Jurisdiction for Virtual Asset Businesses?
July 20, 2020
Merkle Science - Is Hong Kong Still a Competitive Jurisdiction for Virtual Asset Businesses?
Hex Trust was invited to speak at a Merkle Science webinar to discuss whether Hong Kong remains a competitive jurisdiction for virtual asset businesses. Featuring speakers from Kenetic and King & Wood Mallesons.
ChainTalk TV - The Future of Stablecoins
July 14, 2020
ChainTalk TV - The Future of Stablecoins
Hex Trust was invited to a panel discussion at Crypto Asia Summit hosted by ChainTalk TV to discuss the future of stablecoins. Featuring speakers from Merkle Science, OKX, Quantum Economics & WaykiChain.
IBM Webinar - Developing Efficient and Secure Digital Asset Custody Solutions
July 2, 2020
IBM Webinar - Developing Efficient and Secure Digital Asset Custody Solutions
Hex Trust was invited to speak at an IBM webinar to dive deeper into the development of efficient and secure digital asset custody solutions. Featuring speakers from IBM and The Spartan Group.
Digital Week Online - Decentralized Financial System: Challenges & Adventures
June 3, 2020
Digital Week Online - Decentralized Financial System: Challenges & Adventures
Hex Trust was invited to Digital Week Online to discuss the decentralized financial system's challenges & opportunities. Featuring speakers from Onchain Custodian, Cointelligence & Plutus VC.
Get to Know Our Regional Director MENA: Filippo Buzzi
February 2, 2023
Get to Know Our Regional Director MENA: Filippo Buzzi
It’s a pleasure to introduce Filippo to the Hex Trust community. Here’s a recent Q&A interview to get to know him.
Get to Know Our Chief Financial Officer: Andrew Economos
November 28, 2022
Get to Know Our Chief Financial Officer: Andrew Economos
It’s a pleasure to introduce Andrew to the Hex Trust community. Here’s a recent Q&A interview to get to know him.
Get to Know Our Head of Operations: Man Hay Hong
October 25, 2022
Get to Know Our Head of Operations: Man Hay Hong
It’s a pleasure to introduce Man Hay to the Hex Trust community. Here’s a recent Q&A interview to get to know him.
Get to Know Our Head of Legal & Compliance: Federico Fabiano
September 19, 2022
Get to Know Our Head of Legal & Compliance: Federico Fabiano
It’s a pleasure to introduce Federico Fabiano to the Hex Trust community. Here’s a recent Q&A interview to get to know him.
Get to Know Our Head of Human Resources: Stan Choi
May 27, 2022
Get to Know Our Head of Human Resources: Stan Choi
It’s a pleasure to introduce Stan Choi to the Hex Trust community. Here’s a recent Q&A interview to get to know him.
Get to Know Our Head of Risk Management & Control: Geoff McAlister
January 14, 2022
Get to Know Our Head of Risk Management & Control: Geoff McAlister
It’s a pleasure to introduce Geoff to the Hex Trust community. Here’s a recent Q&A interview to get to know him.
Meet Our Head of Infrastructure: Steffen Wirth
October 8, 2021
Meet Our Head of Infrastructure: Steffen Wirth
It’s a pleasure to introduce Steffen to the Hex Trust community. Here’s a recent Q&A interview to get to know him.
Meet Our Head of Customer Success: Giorgia Pellizzari
May 20, 2021
Meet Our Head of Customer Success: Giorgia Pellizzari
It’s a pleasure to introduce Giorgia to the Hex Trust community. Here’s a recent Q&A interview to get to know her.
Get to Know Our COO: Marty Jetton
February 4, 2020
Get to Know Our COO: Marty Jetton
It’s a pleasure to introduce our new COO, Marty Jetton, to the Hex Trust community.
Introducing our Chairman: Rajah Thiyagarajah
September 5, 2019
Introducing our Chairman: Rajah Thiyagarajah
Here's a Q&A to get to know our Chairman, Rajah Thiyagarajah better.
How do custodians protect your digital assets?
April 26, 2023
How do custodians protect your digital assets?
Institutional-grade custody offers investors regulatory peace of mind, as well as robust security measures to ensure full protection of their digital assets. Such security measures include the use of Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) and key sharding.
Wallet types for your digital assets
April 21, 2023
Wallet types for your digital assets
Wallets can have different temperatures, which measures the degree of accessibility to the wallet through the network/servers. There are hot, cold, and warm wallets.
How to choose the right custodian for your organization
February 22, 2023
How to choose the right custodian for your organization
While there are many custody providers in the digital asset space, choosing the right one is a different story. It all boils down to trust, and who is given the trust to safekeep your organization’s assets. But how exactly do you make such a decision?
The different types of digital asset custody
February 9, 2023
The different types of digital asset custody
When it comes to digital asset custody, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. It’s crucial to do your research, assess the different custody methods available, and choose the right one depending on your needs.
What is digital asset custody?
December 30, 2022
What is digital asset custody?
The digital asset market is still very nascent, especially compared to traditional financial markets. So yes, the custody business model exists in both sectors, but the definition of “custody” in the digital asset world is yet to form a concrete identity.
The 10 Foundational Principles of a Licensed Digital Asset Custodian
August 10, 2022
The 10 Foundational Principles of a Licensed Digital Asset Custodian
Custodians play an important role in institutional adoption of digital assets. These are the 10 Foundational Principles highlighting the importance of licensed professional custodians.
Hex Trust Enhances Offerings with XRP Ledger Integration
February 1, 2024
Hex Trust Enhances Offerings with XRP Ledger Integration
Hex Trust integrates with XRP Ledger, enhancing user experience and providing access to XRP, fungible tokens, NFTs, and more
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