Etana: A Regulated Global Partner for Your Digital Asset Custody
The world of digital assets is challenging to navigate, even for the most experienced investor. Emerging providers, changing regulations, and new client segments generate a continuous stream of challenges that must be understood and overcome.
Etana has an established presence in the custody market, helping our clients maintain and raise their game in various environments. Leading financial institutions have chosen Etana as their digital asset custodian. Ledger Enterprise has selected us as their hardware partner, recommending Etana as the preferred custody provider for their professional investor and family office clients.
What Etana offers
Etana is not an exchange (i.e. trading venue) or a lending platform. Rather, as a regulated multi-asset custodian, we serve as a “nexus” between exchanges, institutions, and individuals. Our expanding suite of infrastructure solutions and service providers facilitate the seamless trade of cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and global currencies in a regulated environment.
For clients who engage in large-volume trading, we provide a cost-effective and efficient avenue to market. Our extensive network of liquidity providers (institutions, exchanges, and other market participants) allows for easier trading access. We settle with these providers at the end of each day, which not only improves efficiency, but also security, as we can ensure that the pledged assets exist before releasing the funds from your account.
Counterparty and settlement risks are ever-present concerns for global investors, and the digital asset realm is no exception. Etana encumbers custodied assets for trading and other escrow services. This approach minimizes both trading costs and funding requirements.
Holding assets across multiple exchanges can be costly in time and effort, as well as incurring a higher risk of unintentional error. A central hub is not only easier, but also increases transparency for record-keeping and reporting purposes, and overall provides a more efficient way to manage digital assets and streamline treasury activities.
Why work with us
Etana offers white-glove service, a dedicated relationship manager, and access to our C-level team. We are also differentiated by the breadth of our capabilities, which can accommodate a wide range of strategies by tailoring a solution to your requirements.
Here are some aspects of our offering that illustrate what sets us apart.
Crypto is borderless and so your potential clients span the globe. Etana is a custodial partner with truly global reach. We ensure that our clients have fast and effective access to new markets through our web of exchange partners and sub-custodians in over 100 countries. Partnering with us provides a cost-effective basis for your geographic expansion in the digital asset industry. We are also expanding our footprint, with applications for registered status in Germany, Australia, and South Africa!
Compliant & Secure
As a DORA Chartered USA Trust Company, Etana and our digital depository partners adhere to strict SOC 2 certification standards and maintain substantial insurance coverage. We follow stringent KYC/AML-compliant onboarding and monitoring procedures, and continuously screen clients with leading 3rd party resources. We go beyond simply helping you manage risk, to helping you build and sustain a culture of compliance in your organization.
Integrated Currency Solutions
When we say that we are a global custodian, we mean it! Our offering not only includes support for over 400 digital assets (including the “tail end”) but also on/off ramp solutions for G10 currencies, giving you the flexibility to move between the traditional and digital worlds. By linking you to our exchange partners your balances are available to trade without long wait times or exorbitant costs. We hold currency assets in insured bank accounts, meaning that speed and efficiency do not come at the cost of higher risk.
Having a team that can confidently operate across boundaries is vital for a successful digital asset strategy, and Etana's leadership is well-equipped to navigate this complex landscape with a deep skills base and broad set of perspectives. The team comprises seasoned industry veterans, each with years of experience in their respective fields. This includes in-depth knowledge of commodities, foreign exchange, capital markets, and market structures. The team's collective experience is also diverse, covering both regulated and unregulated jurisdictions, and spanning both the buy-side and sell-side. With this formidable team of experts in your corner, you can face an unpredictable future with confidence and peace of mind.
To focus on your core value-add, you need to be free. A custody solution that reduces cost, minimizes risk, and maximizes capital efficiency, without compromising on speed or security, across venues, borders, and blockchains - gives you that freedom.
It's a well-known adage that every problem is an opportunity in disguise. In this market, with the right partner, you can turn any challenge into a competitive advantage.