VALK partners with Koine to enable payment and cash custody on Corda.

VALK + Koine

09 th April 2020 – VALK is pleased to announce a partnership with Koine, who provides a post-trade solution for digital assets and fiat that integrates with the blockchain software R3’s Corda technology to provide custody and settlement services on the VALK platform.

As an institutional grade service provider, Koine eliminates counter-party, credit and insolvency risks in a compliant, regulated environment. With its capital markets grade governance and huge operational scalability, Koine is the ideal choice for investment banks, asset managers and fund managers that are using VALK’s white label solution.
Koine’s unique business and security model transforms post trade infrastructure eliminating reconciliations and delivering real-time settlement in support of the issuing and investment processes that VALK’s clients enjoy.
We are delighted to seal this partnership with Koine and look forward to being the first platform on Corda to integrate with their top-class solution and provide the UK and European markets with quality and enterprise-grade custody and settlement services. Our clients will now have the possibility to work with a secure solution which is tailored to institutional players such as our partners who are issuing, financing and trading very high-quality assets in the private equity, fund, infrastructure and real estate worlds. We are looking forward to onboard our first clients that will be using VALK and Koine powered solutions starting Q2 2020

Antoine Loth & Elie Azzi, Founders, VALK

It is great to be partnering with VALK, providing clients with an ultra-secure ecosystem for custody and settlement through its Corda platform. It’s extremely important for VALK’s institutional client base of asset managers and fund managers that it has a truly industry-grade, compliant offering to meet their needs; and Koine is in a great position to deliver on all of the points.

Hugh Hughes, Koine CEO

We are seeing a high demand for digitalisation of value on the back of increased securitisation activity by banks since the troughs following the 2008 crisis. The efficiency and transparency provided by digital assets offer issuers a solid and transparent foundation for distributing products to their clients.

Saverio Cianfrone, Koine Sales Director

About VALK

VALK is a technological solution that digitizes the issuance and investment processes of unlisted company shares. Our white-label solution built on Corda automates all of the tasks that are carried out manually today by financial institutions buying or selling unlisted shares. Our solution which is targeted at established and regulated financial institutions (fund managers, asset managers, and investment banks), not only helps them save costs and time, but also improve customer experience and increase deal and trade volume on the unlisted assets they manage and offer to investors. Moreover, being built on Corda, VALK allows for instant settlement on-chain, investing & trading in a secure, compliant and robust environment and interoperability and connectivity with the world’s largest banking DLT ecosystem. VALK is a member of the F10 accelerator in Zurich, EIR at R3 and has been nominated to the Swiss Fintech Awards for 2020.

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About Koine

Koine has created an ultra-secure custody and settlement platform for institutional market participants looking to invest in digital assets in in a regulated environment.

Koine offers segregated, institutional custody and settlement of digital and fiat assets. It eliminates settlement and counterparty risks, delivering full governance, compliance, risk management and audit of real-time asset trading. Koine combines a scalable business model, with pioneering security and innovative engineering.

Koine’s solution is ultra-secure and scalable for institutional capital. Approximately two dozen, funds and family offices have chosen Koine to engage with their digital assets whilst fully adhering to regulated market practices.

Established in 2017 and already with a staff of over 50, Koine’s executive team is made up of experienced banking, capital markets and payments professionals; industry stalwarts who understand the infrastructure and compliance needs of legacy investors interested in leveraging digital assets. Leading the Koine team is CEO and Chairman Hugh Hughes, ex-CEO of Société Générale Securities and co-founder of Fixnetix.

Koine delivers secure digital vaults to the same technical standard as the very best digital cold stores (FIPS 140-2/3) using its Digital Airlock 2122 technology. This new approach, complying with the EAL7+ standard, eliminates the need for hot wallets and human participation in post-trade processes whilst enabling clients to retain instant access to their assets.

Koine is authorised as an Electronic Money Institution (“EMI”) by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) for the issuance of electronic money with Firm Reference Number (FRN) 900934.

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