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Gemini Launches Captive Insurance Services Firm Nakamoto Ltd. for Crypto-Assets Insurance

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Feb, 07 2020

Feb, 07 2020

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The Winklevoss’s Gemini exchange has launched a captive insurance company Nakamoto Ltd. to cover up to $200 million via Gemini custody. This is reportedly the largest amount invested in crypto custody services so far across the global markets.

As per the market reports,  uncertainty, lack of insurance and proper custody services are some of the main hindrances coming across mass adoption of crypto assets and crypto investments.

Nakamoto Ltd. wanted to tap in this space and thus it launched the custody services.  Nakamoto Ltd. aims to insure Crypto assets covered by Gemini custody.

More about Nakamoto Ltd.

Nakamoto Ltd. has been backed by global insurance and broking leaders Aon Plc. and Marsh.

Nakamoto Ltd. has been licensed under the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA), whereas Gemini operates under the regulations of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDF).

The founder twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss intend to provide insurance coverage up to $200million via Gemini custody via this firm.

On the launch Gemini President Cameron Winklevoss commented:

“Insurance is one of the main barriers to crypto mass adoption. Gemini has created a creative insurance company to address this. Obtaining meaningful insurance in the crypto industry remains a challenge and our captive will help to increase our insurance capacity and move the industry forward."

Current Scenario of insurance of Crypto Assets

Another barrier to massive investments in crypto-assets is the lack of custodial services.

Owing to the prospective growth graph of the crypto industry, investors are willing to pour in money but along with high volatile nature, this industry lacks proper custodial services for the protection of the investments which hold the investors on the back foot.

There are few firms trying to fill in this gap. Recently another major insurance firm Lloyds’ of London launched its hot wallet Holdings for Coinbase and for Kingdom Trust Custody business.

In November 2019, another company Ledger Vault which is the custodial firm of Hardware Wallet Manufacturer Ledger has acquired a crime insurance policy for custodial assets via Insurance Company Arch Insurance Ltd. The policy reimbursed the user’s digital assets around $150 million for crime losses on the platform.

 

#Gemini #BermudaMonetaryAuthority #BMA #NYDF #KingdomTrustCustody      

#CustodyServices #HotWallet #Coinbase #CryptoAssets #NakamotoLtd #Winklevoss


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