The world's largest custodian bank and the oldest lender in the U.S., Bank of New York Mellon (BK), has added cryptocurrencies to its custody services, according to a press release on Tuesday.
To this point, traditional fund managers interested in holding digital assets – who otherwise rely on BNY Mellon (or other custodial lenders) to perform the necessary back-office tasks related to their usual securities holdings – typically would have had to find a firm specializing in cryptocurrency for custody services.
The Wall Street Journal reported the news earlier.
UPDATE (Oct. 11, 2022 13:10 UTC): Updates headline and first paragraph with the confirmation.
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