Part 1 Description
Coinbase Custody’s clients include PolyChain Capital, Multicoin Capital (who we’ve had on this podcast, by the way), Autonomous Partners, and Walden Bridge Capital. Coinbase Custody’s mission is to make digital currency investment accessible to every eligible financial institution and hedge fund in the world.
Before Sam was running Coinbase Custody, he was VP of Engineering at Apex Clearing Corporation.
As a side note,I’ve been to several crypto conferences for institutional investors and heard several unremarkable conversations about custody. This is not one of them.
Sam is on point throughout this entire interview and this conversation results in a fantastic episode that will likely leave you with much to consider.
In this episode we discuss:
- Why custody in the traditional financial world is a solved problem and a commodity, and why things are so much more difficult when it comes to crypto assets.
- The spectrum of options and dimensions that exist for solving the institutional custody problem with regards to crypto assets.
- Coinbase’s regulatory posture.
- How Coinbase scales key management, key generation ceremonies, and thinks about security.
- Insurance coverage of stored crypto assets at Coinbase.
- Why Coinbase is going to great lengths to separate its various institutional offerings.
Part 2 Description
Whereas the first part of this conversation was focused on custody, the second part of this conversation focuses more generally on the suite of institutional products that Coinbase is rolling out, including their prime brokerage offering.
In the episode that you’re about to hear, we discuss . . .
- An overview of Coinbase’s suite of institution product offerings
- Why consumer products in the crypto space are optimizing for getting the greatest number of individual users, whereas institutional products are designed around
- servicing the greatest amount of capital
- How Coinbase Prime operates as a service layer on top of Coinbase’s products for institutional customers
- Coinbase’s forthcoming OTC offering
- The need for additional order types for cryptoassets
- A discussion of Coinbase’s soon to be shuttered index fund
We also discuss how coinbase markets, which provides a shared pool of liquidity for all of Coinbase’s products…. is both an internal service provider to the rest of coinbase and a product available to market makers and high-frequency traders.
I should mention that if you want to discuss these topics or this podcast episode, feel free to join us on our telegram group at NomicsTelegram.com
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