DeFi Firewall — The Devil is in the Custodial Details

The crypto economy is evolving at lightning speed — over$8 billion in locked DeFi value and nearly$11 billion in traded exchange volumes. The question now is does your institution have the right digital asset custodial partner at the helm for security and access?

However, institutional investors are not the same as individual investors, who have so far been dominant in DeFi. For example, crypto brokers have to look after customer deposits, and crypto funds need to manage investor funds. In both cases, they have to prove to their investors and customers that their money is safe from external and internal threats, in order to get any business at all. Further, most are regulated, so they need to demonstrate compliance. And then there is the question of scale and speed — managing large numbers of transactions manually is impractical and too costly. However, timing is everything in crypto markets and if you miss an opportunity or take too long then your positions may be liquidated by DeFi protocols.

So how do institutions capitalise on opportunity securely and compliantly in DeFi?

This is because every transaction is proxied through TrustVault’s rules engine, and only signed with custody keys and sent to the network if all the controls are satisfied e.g. protocol smart contract address, contract method, and method parameters, including token smart contract and external addresses are in the allowlists (aka whitelists).

This really opens up DeFi to institutional firms, as they know that their funds can only be used with approved protocols and tokens, and sent to approved addresses. They also know that the fund’s keys will not be lost or stolen by hackers, or misused by employees, as they are custodied with Trustology, and are subject to user safeguards like multisig and allowists. What’s more, regulatory compliance is enabled with built-in KYC and AML controls. And, as we run our own nodes and indexers, we can also make sure users do not miss protocol events like voting or margin calls, as TrustVault notifies them by email, mobile push notifications or webhooks.

As the new DeFi Firewall is built on top of TrustVault, it inherits all of the platform’s benefits. Our hardware security module (HSM) firmware, coupled with our insurance and advanced multisig wallet and allowlist safeguards, keeps client assets safer. Our scalable and resilient infrastructure is capable of signing and submitting transactions faster — in less than a second. And our web and mobile apps, MetaMask extension, APIs and webhooks make it easier to transact, for humans and machines.

So, if you are a business that is considering getting involved in DeFi to maximise your earnings, be that cryptoasset trading on decentralised exchanges or DEXs, compound interest investments, yield farming, or anything else, an insured crypto custodial DeFi wallet can keep your assets safe and you compliant.

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