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Unlock $400B with blockchain – unleash global financial innovation.

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  • Blockchain technology has the potential to unlock a $400 billion revenue opportunity in global financial innovation, according to Polygon’s head of institutional capital, Colin Butler.
  • The tokenization and fractionalization of private assets using blockchain can revolutionize the financial sector, offering improved efficiency, reduced costs, and increased security.
  • Butler highlights examples of major institutions, such as Siemens and Franklin Templeton, utilizing blockchain to reduce settlement times, enhance security, and enable continuous transactions within the blockchain ecosystem.
  • The private asset sector presents a $400 billion revenue opportunity for asset managers and banks through tokenization and fractionalization. This approach can make private assets more accessible and inclusive by lowering investment minimums and widening distribution.
  • Polygon’s aggregation layer aims to centralize liquidity and provide a seamless user experience by eliminating the need for frequent bridging between different blockchain networks.

Blockchain technology is poised to disrupt the global financial system by unlocking a $400 billion revenue opportunity, according to Colin Butler, Polygon’s head of institutional capital. The tokenization and fractionalization of private assets using blockchain protocols can revolutionize the financial sector and provide transformative benefits. Butler highlights examples of major institutions, such as Siemens and Franklin Templeton, deploying blockchain technology to reduce settlement times, enhance security, and enable continuous transactions within the blockchain ecosystem.

Siemens, for instance, has tokenized its bond issuance on Polygon, significantly reducing settlement times from seven days to one day. This move not only improves efficiency but also reduces costs by trillions of dollars annually. Franklin Templeton, on the other hand, has tokenized its money market fund on Polygon, offering increased security, faster transaction processing, and reduced costs. This enables investors to transact within the blockchain system without the need for constant conversion between cryptocurrency and fiat.

The private asset sector presents a $400 billion revenue opportunity for asset managers and banks, according to Butler. Tokenization and fractionalization can make private assets more accessible and inclusive by lowering investment minimums and widening distribution. For example, investment manager Hamilton Lane has begun tokenizing funds targeting individuals with net worths between $1 million to $30 million, thereby expanding the reach of private assets. By leveraging blockchain technology, capital lock-ups, high investment requirements, and manual administration processes can be eliminated, making private assets more attractive to a broader range of investors.

Polygon’s aggregation layer aims to centralize liquidity and provide a seamless user experience. The platform allows users to transact across different blockchain networks without the need for frequent bridging, enhancing convenience and efficiency. Through significant protocol upgrades and releases, Polygon has established itself as a leading blockchain platform for a wide range of applications.

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