• bitcoin

    Bitcoin (BTC)

    $ 5,296.00 2.41%
  • ethereum

    Ethereum (ETH)

    $ 155.83 4.57%
  • ripple

    XRP (XRP)

    $ 0.295379 2.66%
  • stellar

    Stellar (XLM)

    $ 0.099790 3.40%
  • eos

    EOS (EOS)

    $ 4.69 1.57%


Analyzing the cryptocurrency value chain: Storage

Quick Take

  • With a flood of capital coming into the crypto asset class in 2017, there was a rush to provide storage solutions for many different kinds of customers
  • Large exchanges have entered the space as well as new startups trying to capture a part of the value chain
  • Incumbents seem to have a strong advantage given on-going margin compression

In 2017, cryptocurrencies saw a spark of institutional interest and with it, a number of new categories of startups emerged:

  • Asset custody: With crypto-fund managers offering an estimated $10b+ in AUM and potential incoming institutional capital, competition to be the premier asset custody provider intensified as each entrant rushed to slash fees, increase asset coverage, get insurance under-written, and demonstrate regulatory compliance.