Coinbase Custody operates as an independent capital entity of Coinbase, Inc. Coinbase Custody is a trustee under the New York State Banking Act. All digital assets are segregated and escrow for the benefit of our clients.
The most trusted cold storage in the world
- Independent cold storage, Dedicated on-chain addresses backed by Coinbase's proven cold storage.
- Insurance, Industry-leading policies.
- Financial and Security Controls, We regularly undergo financial and security audits by external companies.
Since many funds are fiduciary to their investors, it is difficult to generate returns from delegated proof-of-stake (staking) activities due to the level of risk involved. As the first custodian to offer asset collateral from secure offline storage, Coinbase Custody is changing the way this is calculated.
Similar to Coinbase Custody's first implementation of secure staking, it is now possible to participate in governance activities, such as voting on log operations, while keeping assets offline. We currently support Maker and Algorand Governance, with more networks coming soon.
What is Coinbase Custody?
Launched in 2018, Coinbase Custody provides customers with the secure offline institutional storage solution used by Coinbase Exchange operations since 2012, making it the most advanced and reliable custody solution in the world.
Is Coinbase Trust a regulated entity?
Yes. We are regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and operate as an independent capital firm, Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC.
How is Coinbase Custody different from traditional custodians?
While we offer custody solutions built from the ground up to address the unique challenges of storing crypto assets, we operate very similarly to traditional custody services. We are overseen by the same regulators, subject to the same capital requirements and audited in the same way as traditional financial custodians.
What crypto assets can I store with you?
We offer a range of assets and are constantly adding more. Visit our assets page for an up-to-date list of assets you can store with Coinbase Custody.