- Archblock’s new marketplace offers tokenized U.S. Treasury Bills.
- Archblock’s platform streamlines investing by bypassing intermediaries.
- Blockchain tech democratizes access to alternative assets.
Archblock, a pioneer in blockchain-enabled finance, recently unveiled an on-chain marketplace designed to democratize access to alternative assets for global investors. With this move, Archblock envisions transforming the investment landscape, offering a platform for asset managers to originate and tokenize alternative assets. Additionally, they can deploy capital seamlessly using blockchain technology.
On the same accord, the firm also publicized the launch of the Adapt3r Short-Term U.S. Treasury Bill Fund, a tokenized U.S. Treasury Bills fund, on its new marketplace. Managed by Adapt3r Digital LLC, this innovative product targets non-U.S. USDC holders and non-U.S. on-chain investors who can’t access traditional U.S. bank or brokerage accounts. Further, the fund provides these investors liquidity and access to sought-after short-term U.S. Treasury Bill yields.
Besides offering a unique investment opportunity, the new marketplace enables investors to conduct due diligence and review investment strategies from various asset managers. Moreover, Archblock’s robust technology and smart contracts have already facilitated over $1.8 billion in on-chain asset origination and capital deployment.
According to reports, investors interested in the Archblock marketplace will undergo a streamlined onboarding process involving Know Your Customer/Know Your Business and Anti-Money Laundering checks. Once their wallets are whitelisted, investors can easily deploy capital in any eligible portfolio.
However, what sets Archblock apart is its ability to bypass traditional intermediaries, thereby streamlining the investment process. Bill Wolf, Chief Investment Officer of Archblock, emphasized the transformative power of blockchain technology in the alternative investment landscape.
He noted that blockchain decreases the unit of scale for originating and managing such investments. Furthermore, Wolf highlighted that this technology democratizes access to alternative assets, often difficult to access in traditional financial markets.
Archblock’s smart contracts and software also automate the execution of fund operations, allowing asset managers to offer scalable investment opportunities. The platform’s potential for cost-efficient financial services, stemming from the low marginal costs of decentralized finance and operational efficiencies, contrasts sharply with traditional financial institutions’ high labor and operating costs.