Institutional Adoption of Digital Assets 2021 – Bitbond Research Report

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Bitbond is a global peer-to-peer bitcoin lending platform where small businesses get access to affordable loans and lenders earn great interest rates. It is based in Berlin and in operation since 2013.

In 2019, Bitbond conducted Germany's first Security Token Offering (STO) with a securities prospectus approved by BaFin. It is a provider for tokenization and digital asset custody technology and works mainly with banks and financial intermediaries.

Capital markets and financial services are currently going through an unprecedented level of change. While fintech companies have been reshaping consumer finance for several years, more recently, this force for change has also arrived in the institutional finance world. In order to take advantage of unseen settlement efficiency, reduced costs, and near-zero settlement risk, banks and corporates have started to issue tokenized debt and equity. There is a growing consensus in the institutional markets that in the medium to long-term, all financial assets will be tokenized. Once that happens, cryptocurrencies will remain important but will be a smaller part of the total value of digital assets.

This report provides a comprehensive overview of digital asset activities and adoption by banks and other institutional market participants. “We hope you enjoy reading it and that you will be as excited as we are when discovering that the institutional adoption of digital assets is not a future promise but a reality that is already here today”, said Radoslav Albrecht, the founder and CEO of Bitbond.



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