Digital Assets

Accelerating the

Way Forward in

Digital Assets

As the institutional adoption of digital assets continues to grow, BNY Mellon stands ready to help clients as they look to operate in the financial markets of the future.

Digital Assets

Discover the potential

Learn how we’re leading the future of finance

Our Videos

Watch and learn with our series of videos exploring everything from the basics of cryptocurrency to the future of banking. 

News & Insights

We've been tracking the rapidly growing digital asset space from the onset and continue to closely watch developments.


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At the

Frontier of

Digital Assets

At BNY Mellon, we’re excited to be at the forefront of supporting institutions as they explore digital assets.

A Market Imperative

Growing institutional interest, greater regulatory clarity and expanding use cases are accelerating adoption.

Key Considerations

Addressing the operational, regulatory and market risks that may be introduced by digital assets is critical.

Accelerating Innovation

A maturing ecosystem and accelerating pace of innovation is enabling new use cases and capabilities.

A Closer Look at Cryptocurrencies 

Explore common questions and terms to learn more about this exciting new asset class. 

Top Questions

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Basic Terms


Cryptocurrencies provide an electronic payment system that enables paperless transactions from one party to another through blockchain technology.


Blockchain is a digital ledger that logs transactions (compiled as “blocks”) in real time without the need for a centralized authority. 


Bitcoin, created in 2009, is the most well-known cryptocurrency today. Each Bitcoin has a private and public key for secure trading, selling and spending.

Digital Securities

Whereas digital assets are commonly regulated as currency or property, digital securities are representations of financial asset classes (such as equities or funds).

NFTs & ICOs 

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) prove a digital asset is unique. ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) are unregulated and often used in crowdfunding for cryptocurrency ventures.

At the Intersection of Trust and Innovation

BNY Mellon is building a secure and integrated service platform for digital assets, which will enable interoperability between our clients’ traditional and digital assets.*

Established Digital Expertise

BNY Mellon’s world-class digital team brings together people with various backgrounds and a diversity of perspectives to transform client experiences. 

Access to Leading Technologies

We will leverage existing fintech relationships and a growing roster of collaborators to help accelerate product development and deliver a premium offering to our clients.

History of Secure Infrastructure

Transferring and safekeeping digital assets will be done using the high standards and secure infrastructure that have made us a leading choice for institutions for over 200 years.

* All new products and services are subject to both final internal review and regulatory approval.

Get Started with Digital Assets

Connect with our team members to learn more about how we’re building for the future.