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Anchorage
01 February 2021
First institucional Crypto currency company in the world ramps hiring in Porto

Anchorage Digital Bank, the first company to provide crypto custody and safe trading, is hiring in Porto. The company, founded in 2017 by Portuguese Diogo Mónica and American Nathan McCauley, is now regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

The company, with a physical office in Porto established last June, has already hired software engineers in the Invicta. Now, they are ramping up hiring and are searching for collaborators in the areas of Customer Support and product management, backend engineering, engineering manager and operations associate. Besides Porto, which deals with product and engineering development, the company has three other offices in the USA.

Anchorage was founded in 2017 by Diogo Mónica and Nathan McCauley, and it is now regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an independent bureau within the United States Department of the Treasury. Among the OCC’s main objectives are the capacity to ensure the safety and soundness of the national banking system and foster competition by allowing banks to offer new products and services.

"If a bank wants to buy a bitcoin directly through a banking application, Anchorage can provide full-service as regards institucional custody and digital asset space. It also enables buying and selling of his assets by the bank”, Diogo Mónica explains the services provided by fintech (financial technology company)

As for the fact that they have established a physical office in Porto, amid the ongoing pandemic, Diogo Mónica pinpoints that "this was a great bet in the Portuguese talent”. The Portuguese engineer has a long experience of over 15 years in the IT security sector, and he is listed by Fortune magazine as one of the most promising under 40 talents in the financial world.

"I feel I have a lot to give back to Portugal”, affirms Diogo Mónica; adding that "in ten years’ time, Portugal will be a great entrepreneur hub in Europe”.

In an interview to Forbes magazine, in June 2020, Diogo Mónica highlighted the country as having "some of the best research groups of distributed systems in the world”.

An investment round (C series) is due to take place in a near future, with the goal of accelerating the company’s growth; the company already secured circa 47 million dollars in investment rounds series A and B, to boost business and its production scale.

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