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New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has granted permission to  Fidelity Digital Asset Services (FDAS) to provide custody services  for institutional investors in the financial capital of the U.S to hold Bitcoin as an asset.

FDAS joins 22 other companies that have been given  charter or a license by the regulator to engage in virtual currency business activities, NYDFS said.

Michael O’Reilly, Chief Operating Officer for Fidelity Digital said:

The custody and trade execution services that we provide are essential building blocks for institutional investors’ continued adoption of digital assets

He then went on to say:

The designation as a New York Trust Company under the supervision and examination of the DFS builds on the credibility and trust we’re establishing amongst institutions

The news came as  Galaxy Digital Holdings stated  it was choosing Fidelity and Intercontinental Exchange’s Bakkt to  store  the bitcoin for its two new funds.