Crypto.Com Extends Insurance Coverage to $360 Million After Securing $100 Million Policy Led by Arch Underwriting at Lloyd’s Syndicate 2012
Policy Expands as the Company Sees Crypto.com Rapid Growth, Reaching the 2 Million User Milestone
Crypto.com announced it has secured a US $100 Million direct insurance policy led by Arch Underwriting at Lloyd’s Syndicate 2012. This is the largest coverage that Crypto.com has secured for its cold storage assets on custodial partner Ledger Vault. The new policy brings Crypto.com’s total cryptocurrency insurance to $360M, including direct and indirect coverage via custodians. It will significantly expand security protection for its rapidly growing user base, which has just surpassed 2+ million, against physical damage or destruction, and third-party theft.
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As cryptocurrency adoption rises, insurance coverage has lagged behind. The total market value of cryptocurrencies has grown to $250–300B today, however Forbes reports that there exists only $1B available insurance coverage, leaving the vast majority of crypto assets unrecoverable amidst a rise in fraud and thefts that reached $4.5B globally in 2019. According to a recent survey Crypto.com conducted with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), security concerns were cited by nearly ⅓ of respondents as a barrier to greater digital currency adoption.
Kris Marszalek, Co-founder and CEO of Crypto.com said: “The crypto market is woefully under-insured, which puts both custodial firms and users at risk of theft or loss of their assets and presents a roadblock to mainstream crypto adoption. We have committed deeply to the security of our platform, a top concern shared by early adopters and those new to crypto. This additional insurance policy from Lloyd’s, coupled with our previous large policy and ongoing proactive ‘Defense in Depth’ approach, provides another layer of protection for our users.”