Abu Dhabi's Tungsten Launches Custody Services for Virtual Assets

Updated March 20, 2024 2 min read

Abu Dhabi's Tungsten Launches Custody Services for Virtual Assets

Abu Dhabi's Tungsten Launches Custody Services for Virtual Assets

Abu Dhabi's Tungsten Launches Custody Services for Virtual Assets

Tungsten, an Abu Dhabi-headquartered company founded in 2023, has recently launched after securing a license from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) in Abu Dhabi. The company, which counts Abu Dhabi-based Further Ventures among its investors, aims to transform custody solutions for the virtual assets sector, positioning Abu Dhabi as a hub for virtual asset services.

Tungsten's launch comes at a crucial time for the virtual assets industry, as investors increasingly seek secure and regulated options for storing their digital holdings. With its FSRA license, Tungsten can now operate as a custodial services provider at the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), providing regional investors with a reliable local option for virtual asset custody.

Custody services play a vital role in the virtual assets ecosystem, ensuring the secure storage and management of digital assets on behalf of investors. By offering regulated custody solutions, Tungsten aims to address the concerns of both institutional and individual investors who are looking to safeguard their virtual assets while capitalizing on the potential of this emerging asset class.

The company's entry into the market is expected to boost confidence in Abu Dhabi's growing virtual assets ecosystem. Tungsten's focus on security and regulatory compliance aligns with the ADGM's efforts to create a robust and trustworthy environment for virtual asset transactions. This, in turn, is likely to attract more investors to the region, further cementing Abu Dhabi's position as a leading hub for virtual asset innovation and regulation.

The virtual assets market has experienced significant growth in recent years, with more investors recognizing the potential for high returns and portfolio diversification. However, concerns over security and regulatory compliance have been major barriers to widespread adoption. Tungsten's launch addresses these concerns head-on, offering a custody solution that prioritizes both security and regulatory adherence.

Abu Dhabi has been at the forefront of efforts to create a supportive environment for virtual assets, with the ADGM establishing itself as the leading regulatory authority in the space. The FSRA's comprehensive virtual asset framework, introduced in 2018, has been instrumental in attracting companies like Tungsten to the region. This framework provides a clear and robust set of regulations for virtual asset activities, ensuring that companies operating within the ADGM adhere to the highest standards of security, transparency, and customer protection.

As Tungsten begins operations, it is poised to play a significant role in shaping the future of virtual asset custody in Abu Dhabi and beyond. The company's state-of-the-art technology, combined with its commitment to regulatory compliance, positions it as a trusted partner for investors looking to navigate the complex world of virtual assets.

By providing secure and regulated custody services, Tungsten is contributing to the overall growth and maturity of the virtual assets market in Abu Dhabi. As more investors gain confidence in the security and stability of virtual asset custody solutions, the industry is likely to see increased adoption and mainstream acceptance.

The establishment of Tungsten in Abu Dhabi, backed by local investor Further Ventures, underscores the city's growing reputation as a virtual assets hub. With a supportive regulatory environment and a forward-thinking approach to financial innovation, Abu Dhabi is attracting a new wave of companies like Tungsten that are shaping the future of the virtual assets industry. As more investors and businesses recognize the potential of this emerging sector, Abu Dhabi is well-positioned to lead the way in virtual asset regulation and adoption, creating a thriving ecosystem that benefits both the local economy and the global financial landscape.