Jack is the CEO of digital asset infrastructure company PolySign. PolySign is the parent company of Standard Custody, a qualified custodian for digital assets licensed by the state of New York. Prior to joining PolySign, Jack McDonald was CEO of Conifer Financial Services for a decade, where he grew AUA from $5B to $125B, culminating in a successful exit in 2016. Before Conifer, Jack was the Managing Director and Head of West Coast Equities at UBS. Jack was named one of the ‘20 Rising Stars of Hedge Funds’ by Institutional Investor Magazine and inducted into Global Custodian's 'Legends of The Industry’.
People are looking at the broader universe of altcoins for alpha relative to the very crowded BTC trade. While there's an obvious correlation between BTC and the rest of the market, altcoins represent an opportunity to diversify one's exposure. - Business Insider13 July 2021
Earning our trust bank charter from the New York State Department of Financial Services is a testament to Standard Custody’s regulatory and compliance excellence. Standard Custody is the only custodian to utilize third-party transaction verification and build its platform on a combination of ‘smart’ hardware security modules and novel blockchain technology resulting in a revolutionary ‘better than cold storage’ institutional custody solution. Our team brings together unmatched expertise in the worlds of banking, regulatory compliance, and blockchain to deliver an unmatched custodial and escrow settlement solution that will define the way institutional investors interact with the world of digital finance.13 July 2021
The general theme emerging is that they are using the recent pullback as an opportunity to be thoughtful about how to enter the crypto space both from an investment and operational standpoint. Without the pressure and fear of missing out of the markets on a tear I think the current environment is a long-term positive for the industry. - The Street13 July 2021