About Us

Fidelity Digital AssetsSM is a subsidiary of Fidelity Investments® and operates as a separate business dedicated to digital assets.

Building the Future of Finance

Fidelity Digital AssetsSM is dedicated to building products and services that help institutions adopt digital assets and innovate within the increasingly digital world of finance.

Fidelity Investments began researching blockchain technology and digital assets solutions more than seven years ago, resulting in the creation of a dedicated business for this innovative asset class, Fidelity Digital AssetsSM. Our years of research and development have provided us with the deep expertise necessary to educate our clients and remove the obstacles of investing in the digital asset market.

A Fidelity Business
Fidelity Digital Assets is a subsidiary of Fidelity Investments and operates as a separate business dedicated to digital assets. Our team combines the operational and technical experience that institutions and investors have grown to expect from a Fidelity business to deliver a completely new offering for this asset class.

Our history

Fidelity began researching bitcoin and developing blockchain solutions in 2014. 

After seeing demand from its clients, Fidelity developed a dedicated business, Fidelity Digital Assets. Today, we service hundreds of institutions globally. 

2014
Fidelity began researching digital assets and blockchain technology

Fidelity was one of the first traditional financial firms to formally research bitcoin and blockchain technology. This work laid the foundation for our business today.

2015
Dedicated blockchain incubator formed

The Fidelity Center for Applied Technology formed a dedicated blockchain incubator and bitcoin mining operation.

2015
Fidelity Charitable® accepts first bitcoin donation

The first donation in bitcoin to donor-advised funds is made in Fidelity Charitable, a trend that continues to grow with $330 million in cryptocurrency donated in 2021.

2016
Bitcoin custody proof of concept initiated

Fidelity Investments released its first proof of concept for an in-house custody solution to securely store the bitcoin being mined by the Fidelity Center of Applied Technology.

2017
Fidelity CEO speaks at Consensus

CEO of Fidelity Abby Johnson spoke at the digital asset conference Consensus sharing her early belief in the industry. “Blockchain technology isn’t just a more efficient way to settle transactions, it can fundamentally change market structures and perhaps even the architecture of the internet itself,” she remarked.

2018
Fidelity Digital Assets announced

Fidelity announced its plans to launch a dedicated subsidiary in the U.S., Fidelity Digital AssetsSM, to offer bitcoin custody and execution services to institutional investors.

2019
Fidelity Digital Asset Services, LLC receives NY Trust Charter

The New York State Department of Financial Services granted a charter under New York Banking Law to Fidelity Digital Asset Services, LLC.

2020
Fidelity Digital Assets, Ltd. launches in Europe

With the demand for digital assets increasing around the world, Fidelity Digital Assets℠ expanded to Europe and Fidelity Digital Assets, Ltd. was later registered with the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority for certain cryptoasset activities under the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017. The Financial Ombudsman Service and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme do not apply to the cryptoasset activities carried on by Fidelity Digital Assets, Ltd.

2021
Collateral agent offering launches

To continue the development of a full-service digital assets platform, we launched a collateral agent capability to help clients access cash loans through third-party lenders using their bitcoin held with Fidelity Digital AssetsSM as collateral.