Institutional Custody

•Includes multiple layers of protection
•Clients’ assets are stored in separate wallets, by asset type.  Client assets are never co-mingled.
•Multiple signatures onsite are required for asset removal
•Assets are only transferred to verified whitelisted wallet addresses
•Geographic redundancy and backup minimizes natural disaster risk

Paladin is the first and only custodian to combine best-in-class vault storage with a direct trading desk. Only Paladin’s architecture provides an elegant solution combining state of the art security with trade-able access.

100% Cold Storage

Machines and hardware are sourced directly from US manufacturer, removing supply chain risk.

Machines and hardware are 100% pure airgapped – have never connected to a network, printer, other hardware or internet.

Clients’ assets are stored in separate wallets, by asset type.  Client assets are never co-mingled.

Retrieval processes require multiple signatures on-site.
Any subportion of the hardware architecture may be damaged, destroyed, or stolen with no compromise to security.

Backup keys to hardware are never printed. Geographic redundancy and backup minimizes natural disaster risk.

The hardware is based on a dual chip architecture (ST31/STM32, Certification level: CC EAL5+); the firmware integrity is guaranteed by cryptographic attestation

Full-time trader on-site during business hours to trade in and out of client positions.

Movement between fiat and crypto are performed solely per customer order.  Paladin does not perform proprietary trading.

Trading computers are separated from the vault.  However, trader(s) may access cold-storage assets under Paladin procedures within minutes or hours, not days.

Paladin has direct trading relationships and accounts with all major exchanges, allowing direct OTC and public liquidation procedures.

At the end of each trading day, all digital assets are taken off exchanges and hot wallets and returned to Vault Storage until the next trading day.