Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange platform, has announced the acquisition of One River Digital Asset Management, an institutional digital asset manager registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Coinbase aims to expand its services beyond catering to individual or retail customers through this latest move.
One River Digital management rebrands
On Friday, Coinbase announced that One River Digital, a subsidiary of One River Asset Management, will be rebranded as Coinbase Asset Management and will form the foundation of its investment advisory service for institutional clients. This move is part of Coinbase’s strategy to diversify beyond retail trading amidst declining transaction volumes in recent months. In addition, the exchange has also developed a layer 2 blockchain Base, with its test network released last week. This further underlines their commitment to expanding into the developer sector.
Eric Peters, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of One River Digital and CEO and CIO of One River Asset Management will remain at the helm as Coinbase and One River Digital team up to offer Coinbase Prime users separate managed accounts. This strategy allows users to hold their assets while accessing external asset management expertise. The collaboration between Coinbase and One River Digital was initiated in February last year.