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Nathan McCauley and Diogo Mónica

Anchorage is pleased to announce that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has provided conditional approval to our application for a national trust charter, which makes Anchorage Digital Bank National Association, the first federally chartered digital asset bank in history. This is a major milestone, not only for us as an organization, but also for the crypto industry and the wider financial world. Crypto deserves a bank, and we are immensely proud of being approved as the one to set the standard.


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Diogo Mónica and Nathan McCauley

At Anchorage, 2020 was seriously transformative. The strength of our team, the maturation of the space overall, and rapidly spreading enthusiasm around digital assets among institutions all contributed to a huge amount of forward momentum coming into 2021. To kick off the New Year, Anchorage is proud to announce another key addition to our leadership team: Asaf Iram, Head of Risk.


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Diogo Mónica and Nathan McCauley

“In our lifetimes, we’ve seen wars. We’ve seen floods, fires, and hurricanes. We’ve even seen epidemics. But this is different. This is a pandemic. It is global in scope, and it seems to have touched nearly every facet of life for millions. People are scared. The markets are shaken. And crypto has not been immune.”

The above is an excerpt from a piece we published on March 24th of this year, soon after the city of San Francisco, where Anchorage headquarters were located, locked down. …


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Diogo Mónica, Anchorage President and Co-Founder

Anchorage and Tokensoft are bringing two new assets to the DeFi and broader Ethereum ecosystems: Wrapped CELO (wCELO) and cUSD (wCUSD). Through Wrapped, institutions get easy, secure DeFi participation with a growing number of layer one protocols, while maintaining exposure to those protocols themselves. We’re proud to facilitate easy institutional participation in the DeFi space, and are happy to count wCELO and wCUSD among a growing number of wrapped assets.


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Georgia Quinn, General Counsel

As you may have heard, Anchorage has filed an application for a national trust charter with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Being granted such a charter would be significant for a number of reasons.

First, it would put Anchorage on par with other national banks from a regulatory perspective, making it easier for traditional banks to offer highly sought after crypto services through sub-custody arrangements with us.

Second, a national bank charter would preempt existing piecemeal regulatory structure and certain requirements at the state level, eliminating the need to obtain money transfer licenses on a state-by-state basis. …


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Diogo Mónica, Co-Founder and President

Anchorage is pleased to welcome wrapped Filecoin (wFIL) to the DeFi and broader Ethereum ecosystems. Through Wrapped, Anchorage and Tokensoft are working together to bridge layer one protocols with Ethereum, bringing an increasing amount of liquidity to the space and improving the utility of assets on non-native blockchains, all while giving network participants continued exposure to the underlying asset itself. …


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In Symposium #003, Fortune’s David Morris facilitates a lively discussion on recent OCC interpretive letters around the ability of federally chartered banks to custody crypto assets and stablecoin reserves, and the implications these letters have on the wider ecosystem. Featuring:

Mason Borda, CEO, Tokensoft
Jerald David, President, Arca Capital Management
Mark O’Horo, Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Georgia Quinn, General Counsel, Anchorage
Alan Silbert, Executive Managing Director, INX

Disclaimer: Custody services are offered through Anchorage Trust Company, a South Dakota chartered trust company. Trading and collateral management services are offered through Anchorage Hold, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. Anchorage Trust Company and Anchorage Hold are not registered with the SEC or any state securities authority. Services are not yet offered to residents of New York. Anchorage Trust Company does not engage in the offer, sale or trading of digital assets. Anchorage Hold does not engage in the offer, sale or trading of securities. Anchorage Trust Company and Anchorage Hold do not provide legal, tax, or investment advice. Services are provided only to clients that meet specified standards of sophistication and have entered into the applicable custody or trading agreements. Anchorage Trust Company and Anchorage Hold are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Anchor Labs, Inc., …


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In Symposium #002, “Trader Tech: Cutting Edge Trading Tools and What Institutional Traders Want,” watch Real Vison’s Ash Bennington talk institutional crypto trading with a panel of experts, featuring:

Yuriy Anosov, Head of Brokerage, Anchorage
Hugo Renaudin, CEO, LGO
Chad Steinglass, Head of Trading, Crosstower

Disclaimer: Custody services are offered through Anchorage Trust Company, a South Dakota chartered trust company. Trading and collateral management services are offered through Anchorage Hold, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. Anchorage Trust Company and Anchorage Hold are not registered with the SEC or any state securities authority. Services are not yet offered to residents of New York. Anchorage Trust Company does not engage in the offer, sale or trading of digital assets. Anchorage Hold does not engage in the offer, sale or trading of securities. Anchorage Trust Company and Anchorage Hold do not provide legal, tax, or investment advice. Services are provided only to clients that meet specified standards of sophistication and have entered into the applicable custody or trading agreements. Anchorage Trust Company and Anchorage Hold are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Anchor Labs, Inc., …


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Jennifer Lee, Head of Compliance

Anchorage is proud to announce the passing of yet another milestone on our journey as the premier digital asset platform for institutions: successfully completing a SOC 1 Type 1 assessment. Obtaining a SOC 1 report is widely recognized as a marker of excellence in financial services, and serves as a third party attestation that the controls supporting a company’s financial reporting and operations are suitably robust. What sets the Anchorage report apart is a heavy emphasis on our ability to prove exclusive control, confidentiality, and availability of private keys — an area unique to crypto overall, and one where solutions that rely on physical security, redundancy, and manual human operations have been known to struggle. …


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In the inaugural Anchorage Symposium, “Will central bank digital currencies become the norm?” watch Forbes’ Billy Bambrough dig deep into this and related questions with a panel of crypto experts, featuring:

Alan Lane, CEO, Silvergate Bank
Diogo Mónica, Co-Founder and President, Anchorage
Jill Richmond, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer, Jewel Bank
Catherine Coley, CEO, Binance.US

Disclaimer: Custody services are offered through Anchorage Trust Company, a South Dakota chartered trust company. Trading and collateral management services are offered through Anchorage Hold, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. Anchorage Trust Company and Anchorage Hold are not registered with the SEC or any state securities authority. Services are not yet offered to residents of New York. Anchorage Trust Company does not engage in the offer, sale or trading of digital assets. Anchorage Hold does not engage in the offer, sale or trading of securities. Anchorage Trust Company and Anchorage Hold do not provide legal, tax, or investment advice. Services are provided only to clients that meet specified standards of sophistication and have entered into the applicable custody or trading agreements. Anchorage Trust Company and Anchorage Hold are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Anchor Labs, Inc., …

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