byLowers & Associates | May 08, 2019

Cryptocurrencies have two faces that present two different sets of custodial issues. One face of these digital assets is that they are weightless strings of binary code that can be flashed around the globe instantaneously. They are accessed through…

byLowers & Associates | May 02, 2019

Demand is on the rise for cold storage vault services for cryptocurrency. As CIT and vault providers work to meet the demand, they are facing risks that are at once similar and very different from those they encounter with…

byLowers & Associates | April 24, 2019

Custody of cryptocurrency in transit or in storage poses some specific risks that differ somewhat from the usual high-value small sized items, like jewelry. Cash in Transit (CIT) service providers will have to adjust security routines to take these…

byLowers & Associates | March 21, 2019

The fundamental risk of cryptocurrency (‘crypto’), aside from market risks, is custody. Simply put, the high value of crypto, with the equivalent of over $100 billion in circulation (at this time), provides ample motivation to steal it. Hot vs…

byLowers & Associates | March 14, 2019

With the surge of cryptocurrencies, mainstream investors are looking at them as alternative vehicles for transactions and the storage of value. Despite their relative volatility, they have advantages in permitting transactions of any size on-demand, growing worldwide acceptance, anonymity…