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Polygon and Bitwise Present: Fostering Institutional Interest and Capital in Crypto

Polygon and Bitwise Present: Fostering Institutional Interest and Capital in Crypto

Last updated 30th Nov 2022
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Polygon and Bitwise are presenting an online event Aug. 16-17 featuring DeFi leaders. The exclusive webinar will explore institutional involvement in the DeFi sector and how crypto startups attract interest and unlock value for institutional investors.

Kicking off Aug. 16, and set out over the course of two days, audiences will hear insight and opinions from some of today’s most established thought leaders and experts the DeFi sector has to offer.

Panellists include Hart Lambur (UMA), Ajit Tripathi (Aave), Nadia Alvarez (MakerDAO), 0xMaki (Sushi), Tejas Shastry (REN), Will Warren (0x), with moderation from Sandeep Nailwal, cofounder of Polygon and Ryan Rasmussen, DeFi research analyst at Bitwise Asset Management.

The two-day event caters specifically to DeFi projects looking to gain insight into working with institutions as well as investment professionals who are interested in hearing from the pioneers who are building the future of finance.

As the fastest growing sector in crypto, DeFi aims to rebuild the traditional financial services industry with blockchain-native applications. With more than $70 billion of assets locked in DeFi applications, more institutions and investment professionals are increasingly turning their attention toward the flourishing ecosystem.

As it stands, the current crypto market capitalization is a little less than $2 trillion in aggregate. This is less than 1% of global asset value when including equities, fixed income, commodities, and real estate. The vast majority of this wealth is held by institutions, asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, and ultra-high net worth individuals in the form of family offices.

Dean Thomas, Polygon head of Institutional Capital, said: “We are proud to coordinate with Hunter Horsley – cofounder and CEO Bitwise and the Bitwise team to be at the forefront of institutional cryptocurrency adoption. With many mainstream Ethereum-native DeFi protocols moving or starting to migrate to Polygon, coupled with cheaper yield farming and high frequency trading opportunities, Polygon is well placed to welcome this massive wave of institutional capital coming into the DeFi sector. This is the first of many events we plan to host to learn more about how we can attract institutional capital into the space.”

About this event:

Panel 1: Institutions and DeFi: How Crypto Startups are Attracting Institutional Interest

Date & Time: Aug 16 at 1 p.m. EST

Agenda:

  • Institutions and DeFi: How Crypto Startups are Attracting Institutional Interest Panel: 0xMaki (Sushi), Tejas Shastry (REN), Will Warren (0x); Moderator: Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon
  • Presentation: What is Bitwise by Ryan Rasmussen (Bitwise)

Register for this panel at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/institutions-and-defi-how-crypto-startups-attract-institutional-interest-tickets-166778277317

Panel 2: Institutions And DeFi: How Embracing DeFi is Unlocking Value for Institutions’ Interest

Date & Time: Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. EST

Agenda:

  • Institutions And DeFi: How Embracing DeFi is Unlocking Value for Institutions’ Interest Panel: Hart Lambur (UMA), Ajit Tripathi (Aave), Nadia Alvarez (MakerDAO) Moderator: Ryan Rasmussen, DeFi Research Analyst at Bitwise Asset Management.
  • Presentation: What is Polygon by Sandeep Nailwal (Polygon)

Register for this panel at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/institutions-and-defi-how-embracing-defi-unlocks-value-for-institutions-tickets-166887355573

Staff Writer

Staff Writer