At Hash Consulting we are passionate about growing the digital asset space and helping funds and blockchain companies.

As the industry expands, there is a growing need for digital asset companies and funds to meet institutional-level requirements. We aim to fill that gap. We work with projects, funds and service providers to ensure they fully understand the risks and opportunities in the digital assets space to help them grow the future of finance.

Our team of specialists have extensive experience in the blockchain space and bring a wide range of skills including traditional finance, cyber security, data science, system development life cycles, development and process design to any project.

How We Help

Training

Due to the complex and ever-changing nature of digital assets, it is essential that your staff obtain continuous training. Our training modules are designed to give you a solid grasp of the basics of blockchain and then build on this by adding more complex topics.

Our trainings are aimed at professionals and address areas such as KYC/AML, ownership, accounting and other concerns you’ll face in dealing with clients in the digital asset space on a daily basis.

Vendor Due Diligence

More than in any other industry vendor risk management is key in the digital asset space. Exchanges and custodians control private keys and a client faces significant risk should the wrong vendor be chosen.

We perform detailed vendor due diligence assessments covering security, operations and regulatory risks amongst many others. Our team is highly experienced in reviewing vendor controls (SOC1/2 reports) as well as cybersecurity and other controls.

Project Assessments

As an investor or director of a fund investing in digital assets you want to have the peace of mind to be able to say you performed a thorough review of any token or project. As part of our project assessments we perform a detailed analysis of the project.

We look at the following amongst other factors:

  • The team
  • Tokenomics/Staking
  • Governance
  • Milestone analysis
  • Wallets
  • Digital Asset interactions
  • Liquidity and Volatility
  • Community and
  • Code review of open-source repositories

Institutional investor readiness assessment

As the digital asset industry matures more and more, institutional investors are looking at investments in digital asset funds. However, many funds do not meet all the requirements that institutional investors may have. With our institutional investor readiness assessment, we assess your fund against industry leading practices – such as the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) Due Diligence Questionnaires – combined with digital asset industry best practices. Based on the assessment, we will assist you to identify the most critical items to remediate and develop a strategy to put the required controls in place.

For blockchain companies this may include a roadmap  to SOC or ISO readiness, corporate governance improvements, risk reporting, operational enhancements, streamlining of compliance requirements and many other factors.

Director Assistance Services

As a director on a digital asset fund you may face challenges and questions you have never had to deal with before on traditional funds. As part of our director advisory services we assist directors to navigate all the challenges they may face in this space.

Additionally our experienced staff can also sit on the board of your organisation.

Policies And Procedures

As in traditional finance, well documented policies and procedures form the backbone of any company’s operations. The digital asset space however poses many challenges and new concepts such as custody of assets, staking or Decentralized Finance (DeFi) which you may never have had to write policies for before. We work with clients to create policies that are appropriate for the size of their organisation and practical to implement, while still taking into account all the risk and controls that are expected from a financial institution.

Risk Assessments

Digital assets pose unique risks and annual or more regular risk assessments shows that you are taking these risks into consideration and putting the necessary controls in place. Our team of experienced individuals will help you assess these risks and put in place controls that are right for your organisation.

AML Services

Financial crime prevention and data security is a major concern especially in today’s decentralized space but to streamline your Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) processes is easier than you might think.

The compliance, money laundering, terror-and-proliferation financing laws might feel like quicksilver in your hands; but our certified independent AML and Compliance officers will ensure that not one drop slips through your fingers. As highly trained individuals backed by key service providers, we follow a risked based bottom-up approach to ensure your fund is compliant and your employees are trained without curtailing day to day operations.

Learn more about all our AML services here.

Hash Consulting

Petri Basson

Petri has unique skill sets with experience in finance and IT. Over the past few years he has focused his career on digital assets and worked with some of the largest digital asset funds, custodians and exchanges.

He is passionate about digital assets and is also the chairman of the Blockchain Association of the Cayman Islands (BACI) and sits on the steering committee of Digital Cayman and the Crypto Currency Security Standard (CCSS).

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Daniel Botha

Daniel has extensive technical knowledge and experience of how the blockchain ecosystem works and communicates. He has focused on practical implementations around data retrieval and analytics for blockchains and digital assets. He switched his career from a Process Control Engineer to a Blockchain Tool Architect and Developer and has used his data retrieval and data analytic skills to complete work for some of the largest digital asset funds, custodians and exchanges.

He has a burning passion for blockchain technologies and the digital assets that have been built on top of the technology stack.

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If you want to get in touch and discuss how we can help you please contact us at: petri@hash.consulting