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What is Uphold Institutional?

Introduction to Uphold Institutional and how it provides the building blocks for institutions to thrive in the new digital asset economy.

Key Points:

  • Uphold Institutional currently provides research and consulting to more than 150 institutional investors
  • Our corporate access offering allows us to connect investors directly with influential decision makers.
  • Uphold publishes all our assets and liabilities live, in real-time, on our website.
  • At all times, we ensure our platform is always 100% reserved.

What is Uphold Institutional?

Uphold Institutional provides comprehensive support to institutions seeking to thrive within the digital asset economy. Our multifaceted approach encompasses both educational initiatives, under the banner of Uphold Intelligence, and actionable strategies for implementation, encapsulated within Uphold Ascent. Through these dual pillars, we equip institutions with the necessary tools and knowledge to navigate and capitalize upon the opportunities within the evolving landscape of digital assets.

With over 30 years experience in research and Over The Counter (OTC) trading, Uphold Securities currently provides research and consulting to more than 150 institutional investors. In terms of scale, this accounts for $3.8 trillion Assets Under Management (AUM). 

Uphold Institutional: Our Methodology:

We insist on delving deeply into understanding the teams and leadership style of a project, ensuring each and every project goes through a thorough competitor analysis,so you’re fully equipped with tailored guidance when you’re choosing between which assets to purchase. 

With over ten years experience in the digital asset industry, we have refined our expertise and developed strong working relationships with a multitude of protocols. Our corporate access offering allows us to connect investors directly with influential decision makers.

Uphold Education:

The research team, under the leadership of Dr. Martin Hiesboeck, provides first-hand knowledge and delivers invaluable insight that is essential for investors to maintain a leading edge in the market. Not only does the team look closely at tokenomics and technology, with a primary focus on the fundamental value and the assets that are disrupting various traditional industries, but they conduct in-depth analysis into the foundational underpinning of the industry, the vision, real world use cases, and community value. 

With a rich history spanning over a decade in the digital asset industry, Uphold has cultivated robust partnerships with numerous protocols. These alliances afford us the privilege of facilitating corporate access for our esteemed clientele, thereby forging direct connections between investors and pivotal decision-makers within the industry.

Uphold Ascent:

The Uphold Ascent platform establishes connections with more liquidity partners than is available through any traditional exchange, boasting an extensive network of over 30 CeFi, DeFi, and Layer2 blockchain venues. This distinct approach enables us to smart route orders, thereby delivering competitive pricing, and enables our clients to place and liquidate large positions with minimal market impact.

Our platform's robust venue connectivity grants our clients access to a diverse array of over 300 digital assets and counting. Furthermore, our team, which is composed of CeFi, DeFi, and high-frequency trading (HFT) experts, extends across more than 150 countries, underscoring our global presence and accessibility.  

Complementing our technological infrastructure is a proficient trading team renowned for their expertise across CeFi, DeFi, and high-frequency trading (HFT), thereby fortifying our capacity to navigate and excel within the dynamic digital asset landscape.

Uphold’s commitment to radical transparency.

From the very beginning, we have established ourselves as the pioneers of radical transparency. The focus for Uphold has always been to consistently center efforts on prioritizing the highest level of openness, honesty and transparency in sharing information. No hidden agendas. No hidden details. 

True to our word, we don’t expect you to just trust us blindly and we understand the importance of building this relationship with you. That’s exactly why we can showcase, in real-time in fact, why you can trust us and our commitment to transparency.

  • First and foremost, we publish all our assets and liabilities live, in real-time, on our website. Clear as day for all to see. Anytime, anywhere.
  • At all times, we ensure our platform is always 100% reserved. We never lend out our customers funds, meaning at all times it’s readily available and accessible. 
  • Our teams are equipped with the right experience to maintain the highest of standards, which is why our risk team includes ex-financial regulators and a former state prosecutor. All of which support us maintaining high standards, especially considering our entities are domiciled and licensed in the U.S., U.K. and the E.U. And, from a regulatory standpoint, we’re subject to regular US State audits. 

We’re proud to be different, and showcase our commitment to the radical transparency that we’ve built. It’s how we’ve always been, and how we will always be.

Uphold Institutional: a roundup

  • Uphold Institutional provides comprehensive support to institutions seeking to thrive within the digital asset economy.
  • With over 30 years experience in research and Over The Counter (OTC) trading, Uphold Securities currently provides research to more than 150 institutional investors.
  • The research team provides first-hand knowledge and delivers invaluable insight that is essential for investors to maintain a leading edge in the market.
  • The Uphold Ascent platform establishes connections with more liquidity partners than is available through any traditional exchange, boasting an extensive network of over 30 CeFi, DeFi, and Layer2 blockchain venues.
  • Our platform's robust venue connectivity grants our clients access to a diverse array of over 300 digital assets and counting.
  • Uphold publishes all our assets and liabilities live, in real-time, on our website.
  • At all times, we ensure our platform is always 100% reserved.
  • Our risk team includes ex-financial regulators and a former state prosecutor, and our entities are domiciled and licensed in the U.S., U.K. and the E.U.
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