OneDegree a Hong Kong based digital asset insurance provider has expanded its offering to the UAE through a local partnership with a 33 year old insurance company.
Both UAE local entity and OneDegree will insure digital asset firms in the UAE using its OneInFinity product offering.
As per Alvin Kwock Yin Iun speaking to the post, “ OneDegree is also in the process of setting up a new entity in Dubai and bringing on new hires in the city, according to Kwock. The move comes after the UAE’s economy minister Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri met with OneDegree during his visit to Hong Kong for the Belt and Road Summit in September. At this time he expressed interest in bringing OneDegree’s digital asset expertise to the UAE and more broadly to the Middle East and North Africa region.”
OneDegree and Dubai Insurance Company will offer several types of insurance required by the Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority’s (VARA) new cryptocurrency regulatory regime in Dubai, including commercial crime insurance, professional indemnity insurance, and directors and officers insurance.
OneInfinity by OneDegree, took part in the Dubai Future Blockchain Summit 2023. Alvin Kwock, co-founder of OneInfinity, was one of the panel speaker of the discussion on “Crypto Trading & Digital Asset – Redefining Custody in Web3 World”, where he stressed the importance of using a qualified custodian and highlighted the growing interest of banks in the crypto world.
Seven-year-old OneDegree launched its digital-asset insurance service OneInfinity in November 2021, which offers insurance to digital-asset businesses such as cryptocurrency exchanges, custodians and wallet providers.
Prior to this OneDegree Hong Kong Limited entered into a three-year strategic partnership with Munich Re to launch OneInfinity, a digital asset insurance product, making OneDegree the first licensed insurer in Asia to collaborate with a global leading reinsurer in offering digital asset insurance.
Cactus Custody™, the qualified institutional digital assets custodian service provider of Matrixport, upgraded its USD 50 million insurance for its customers with protection now extended to include crime coverage, specifically for warm wallets.
The insurance is issued by OneInfinity by OneDegree, the first and only direct insurer for digital assets in Asia. In addition to enjoying additional insurance coverage, clients have the assurance of the group having passed and met the due diligence standards to be insured by one of the world’s largest crypto insurers.