Coinbase has received approval from US authorities to operate a trust fund that will offer custodial services for 6 largest cryptocurrencies.
NY Department of Financial Services (DFS) has approved Coinbase’s application to start and operate a limited purpose trust company.
DFS has also approved Coinbase Trust to offer secure custody services for six of the largest virtual currencies: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ether Classic, XRP and Litecoin.
“New York continues to be a leader in creating, fostering, and responsibly regulating a financial services marketplace that promotes innovation, safeguards the industry and protects consumers through strong supervision,” said Superintendent Vullo. “Today’s approval further demonstrates that the state regulatory system is the best arena in which to responsibly supervise the growing fintech industry within a sound and compliant framework.”
“Since 2014, the New York Department of Financial Services has proven itself to be a strong advocate in its support for the responsible growth of the cryptocurrency industry. The New York State Limited Purpose Trust charter, which now enables Coinbase Custody to act as a Qualified Custodian for crypto assets, builds on our unparalleled success as a crypto custodian while holding the company to the same exacting fiduciary standards and oversight of other, mature financial institutions operating in New York. We applaud the leadership Superintendent Vullo has shown to guide the responsible growth of the cryptocurrency ecosystem and look forward to working with their offices in the future,”
Asiff Hirji, President and COO of Coinbase.
Additional information regarding DFS’s regulation of New York’s virtual currency marketplace can be found here.
the company also announced on its blog that it has received official liscensing from the New York Department of Financial Services in order to open new company Coinbase Custody Trust Company LLC. This independent entity will offer investors institutional grade custody solutions for many popular cryptos.
Today, we’re proud to announce that Coinbase Custody has obtained a license under New York State Banking Law to operate as an independent Qualified Custodian. https://t.co/6uGZG0UzvF
— Coinbase (@coinbase) October 23, 2018
You can go directly to the website and do a search and find the article. Many in the XRP community speculate that Coinbase will be listing XRP, however some pointed out that being approved for custody services is not the same as offering them, much less listing the currency:
Please temper your expectations. Coinbase is like the girl you dated in high school that just liked to tease you…
They do not list XRP as a supported asset for custodial services… pic.twitter.com/pel06hfhBT
— Richard (@rich33584) October 23, 2018
Coinbase has not announced that they are listing XRP, or even offering custodial services yet. It has however been granted license by the NYDFS to do so..