August 15, 2021 – Polygon and Bitwise are excited to present an online event on August 16-17, featuring leaders in Decentralized Finance (DeFi). 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 on Monday, August 16th, 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, co-founder 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 over $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, 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: Monday, Aug 16th at 1 PM EST
- 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)
Panel 2: Institutions And DeFi: How embracing DeFi is unlocking value for institutions Interest
Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug 17th at 1 PM EST
- 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)
Polygon is the first well-structured, easy-to-use platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its core component is Polygon SDK, a modular, flexible framework that supports building and connecting Secured Chains like Plasma, Optimistic Rollups, zkRollups, Validium, etc, and Standalone Chains like Polygon POS, designed for flexibility and independence. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 450+ Dapps, ~350M txns, and ~13.5M+ unique users. For more information, please visit: https://polygon.technology/
About Bitwise Asset Management:
Bitwise Asset Management is a leading provider of index and beta crypto funds. Based in San Francisco, Bitwise’s team combines expertise in technology with decades of experience in traditional asset management and indexing—coming from firms including Facebook, Google, Wealthfront, BlackRock, Fidelity, Deutsche Bank, and IndexIQ. Bitwise is backed by leading institutional investors and asset management executives, and is a frequent commentator on crypto in the press. It has been profiled in Institutional Investor, CNBC, Barron’s, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and many other leading publications. The firm is a trusted partner to financial advisors, RIAs, multifamily offices, hedge funds, and other professional investors as they navigate the crypto space. For more information, visit: www.bitwiseinvestments.com