OKX Collaborates with Komainu and CoinShares for Institutional Segregated Asset Trading

OKX Komainu CoinShares

OKX has teamed up with Komainu and CoinShares to make it easier for institutional investors to trade digital assets securely. In this partnership, CoinShares will handle trading on the OKX exchange, while Komainu, acting as a third-party custody provider, will safeguard the collateral assets. This setup minimizes risks by ensuring both parties fulfill their obligations in trading transactions.

According to Sebastian Widmann, head of strategy at Komainu, this is necessary to attract institutions to adopt digital assets, as it mirrors traditional financial market infrastructure. “By acting as independent, trusted, and regulated third-party custodians for collateral assets, we give our clients additional assurances throughout their trading lifecycle,” Widmann said in a statement.

Lennix Lai, OKX’s chief commercial officer, highlights that addressing counterparty risks is crucial for institutional traders. He explained: “Secure custody solutions are live. Regulatory frameworks are taking shape. Exchange liquidity is deepening alongside the development of the trading ecosystem. However, counterparty risk is a big remaining hurdle for institutional traders.”

According to Lewis Fellas of CoinShares, the collaboration establishes a “legally robust mechanism” for managing assets collectively. Fellas emphasizes the expertise demonstrated in negotiating complex agreements covering collateral, security, and legal risks—essential factors for institutional investors.

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Chi Do is a content writer at CoinMinutes, responsible for creating most of the content on the website, including news related to Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Blockchain, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), and more. With a keen interest in cryptocurrencies since the 2020s, Chi has acquired extensive experience and knowledge in this field. Chi holds a Bachelor's degree in communication from Academy of Journalism and Communication in Vietnam.

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