Coinbase announced today, Thursday, 4th August 2022, that it has partnered with Blackrock.
BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, partnered with Coinbase to offer digital asset exposure to institutional clients.
According to the statement released by Coinbase today, the institutional clients of BlackRock’s investment management platform Aladdin (Asset, Liability, Debt, and Derivative Investment Network) will be able to access crypto through Coinbase Prime.
Global Head of Strategic Ecosystem Partnerships at BlackRock, Joseph Chalom, said that the company’s institutional clients are showing an increased interest in seeking digital assets exposure. He added:
“This connectivity with Aladdin will allow clients to manage their bitcoin exposures directly in their existing portfolio management and trading workflows for a whole portfolio view of risk across asset classes.”
Coinbase Prime will handle trading and custody services for Aladdin customers. For now, clients will have institutional exposure to bitcoin, while both parties will work together to introduce more functionalities to interested customers.
BlackRock had earlier announced its plans to launch cryptocurrency trading services.