While the internet has already unlocked access to information, financial systems remain mostly closed. The landscapes that fintech start-ups can explore are walled off, increasing day-to-day transaction costs and subduing the rate of economic innovation.
In contrast, digital assets promise the exact opposite and, despite recent collapses and crashes, underlying belief in decentralised and open finance remains. Investors mostly agree that crypto is a new permanent feature of the investment landscape.
Yet no crypto provider has delivered the Amazon Web Services (AWS) equivalent for digital asset trading and investment. There is no easy-to-integrate SaaS layer delivering open access to all. The lack of these services effectively prevents smaller institutions from playing freely in the crypto trading and investment space – they tend to lack the resources to provide bespoke solutions. Enter Edison client Arcane Crypto (STO: ARCANE).
Having built or bought many of the elements needed for a unified SaaS layer, it is now stitching them together into a single platform. With an open-source approach and public application programming interfaces, Arcane positions itself as the transparent digital asset business that regulators and market participants can trust.
As Edison’s latest report notes, the business is currently aiming its unified proposition at family offices, wealth managers and other boutique institutions. It offers a single point of access which it believes could drive a cascade of thousands of businesses, and millions of users, onto its platform.
Watch this interview with Arcane CEO Torbjørn Bull Jenssen to understand more about this business – operating out of Stockholm, Oslo and London – and its under-construction platform to help the world learn, trade and invest in digital assets.
Or for a deep dive, take a look at all the reports from Edison analyst Milosz Papst.
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