Diginex bolsters digital asset offering with acquisition of the Altairian Group

Diginex, a global blockchain solutions and financial services company, has acquired 100% of the London-based Altairian Group, which offers insured custody of digital assets alongside asset management services.

The custody service will be launched in the UK in Q1 2019 and targets institutional investors. It benefits from liability covered policies that are underwritten by Altairian’s London-based A-rated underwriting partners.

Mr. Richard Byworth, Diginex’ CEO said: “This acquisition aligns with our core vision of providing the infrastructure required to allow for institutional adoption of the digital asset class. The platform’s foundation of insured custody completes the expanding Diginex ecosystem of asset management, trading and exchange, and corporate finance. This effective synthetic bank grade custody provides a bridge to the impending arrival of traditional custodians, and a plug and play solution when they do finally arrive.”

As part of the acquisition the Altairian team will join Diginex’s financial services division.

Mr. James Harris, Co-Founder of Altairian said: “We believe that allowing safe access to digital assets, either directly via custody services or passively with insured tracker funds, will be instrumental to their adoption as an investible asset class.”

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About Diginex

Diginex is a global blockchain solutions and financial services company. The company focuses on the delivery of solutions that make digital assets more accessible, business processes more efficient, and societies more secure. Diginex financial services infrastructure is designed to allow for institutional adoption of the digital asset class: bank grade custody solutions, corporate finance, markets, and asset management.