BlockTower teams up with Centrifuge to bring real world assets to DeFi

Rick Steves

The protocol empowers businesses to tokenize non-crypto assets such as mortgages, invoices and consumer credit, to create asset-backed pools that create an investment opportunity, and as a result, democratizing access to capital.

In a recently forged partnership, BlockTower has agreed to bring institutional capital and assets to Centrifuge’s DeFi protocol to accelerate the financing of real-world assets (RWAs) on-chain.

As a result, the firms have announced the first-round treasury token sale worth $3 million in order to build what they call “the future of Real-World Assets on-chain”. The Centrifuge protocol ultimately aims to create a robust, decentralized credit ecosystem.

Real World Assets enter DeFi world

Showcasing the value of investing in real world assets (RWAs) for both traditional and crypto investors, the partnership puts BlockTower in the front and center of the RWA segment, alongside Centrifuge, as it becomes the first major investment firm to build investment expertise and a strategy specifically around this asset class.

The $3 million token sale underscores Centrifuge as a leading DeFi protocol in the RWA space and BlockTower’s conviction of the momentum behind the RWAs in DeFi and how institutional investors can capitalize on it.

Matthew Goetz, CEO and Co-Founder at BlockTower Capital Advisors, commented: “Blockchain technology has long held promise to overhaul the plumbing of the world’s financial services. To this end, BlockTower is excited to support the Centrifuge team as they democratize access to and generate efficiencies in the securitization industry; we believe these strategic partnerships are essential to usher in the future of finance.”

Lucas Vogelsang, CEO and Co-Founder at Centrifuge, said: “The value of Real-World Assets to DeFi is becoming increasingly clear as the technology matures and we see first major successes in this space. The partnership between BlockTower and Centrifuge is an exciting step to accelerate the adoption of DeFi in institutional capital.”

Tokenizing non-crypto assets to sidestep banks and democratize finance

Centrifuge was founded in 2017 as a decentralized asset financing protocol that enables a radically faster, more cost-effective, and fully-transparent model for connecting investors and borrowers with bankless liquidity and more equitable access to capital and credit.

The protocol empowers businesses to tokenize non-crypto assets such as mortgages, invoices and consumer credit, to create asset-backed pools that create an investment opportunity, and as a result, democratizing access to capital.

The whole process allows businesses to transact directly with investors while sidestepping banks and other centralized intermediaries. With Centrifuge, anyone can provide liquidity, and in return, investors earn interest plus rewards in Centrifuge Tokens (CFG), which power the Centrifuge Chain.

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