The market for digital assets has seen its best year so far and much of it is due to newfound attention. A growing number of both institutional and retail investors have resorted to digital assets for various reasons ranging from speculation to long-term investments to having a hedge against inflation. However, among the services that have welcomed these users there are different degrees of security, accessibility, and interoperability.
Unido is a service that provides both institutional and retail investors with the tools they need to enter the space safely and effectively. It relies on advanced cryptographic techniques to provide them with best-in-class custody of their assets. ESpecifically, one that satisfies the underserved needs that larger investors have when it comes to security. Many have deployed blockchain applications that foster the mass adoption of digital assets, but Unido solves latent issues that relate to continued adoption by institutional investors, enterprises, and asset managers.
Why Worry About Large Investors?
The reason for Unido’s focus on this need is that these investors are different from retail investors and both have to be catered to in order for the industry to continue growing. While retail investors are usually individuals who are nimble about their investments, large institutions typically lag behind when it comes to making these decisions due to the bureaucracies they have in place.
These are there for good reasons, however. Mutual funds, hedge funds, insurance companies, investment banks, and large private equity investors manage enormous amounts of money that are entrusted to them by their clients and stakeholders. This leads them to operate very differently from retail investors in terms of investment size, strategy, regulatory compliance, risk appetite, and other important aspects.
Most of these large investors have shied away from the fast-growing decentralized finance sector of the industry, for example. What Unido does is that it provides these users with ways to participate in the market that take into account the limitations that are brought on by their size. Meeting these needs means tapping into a growing market, especially when it comes to enterprise DeFi solutions.
As potential users, these businesses could benefit from a great number of use cases that range from tokenization of contracts, purchase orders, invoices, inventory, or other assets and making them available to highly liquid markets. Likewise, payments for music royalties, salaries, raw material costs, utility bills, dividends, or corporate profits could be more efficient when handled over a blockchain infrastructure. Not to mention the already proven benefits of leveraging DeFi solutions for insurance, borrowing and lending, margin trading, and other financial instruments.
What Unido Offers
Unido provides large investors with the necessary tools for key management, asset custody, and securely processing crypto-based digital transactions, at an enterprise level. All of these solutions are possible through three main offerings: Unido Enterprise Platform, Unido Institutional, and Unido Core.
First, the Unido Enterprise Platform helps users manage their assets in an easy and secure manner. Businesses are able to use it as a bridge between them and DeFi networks while remaining compliant with relevant regulations. In this way, the service opens up new opportunities for them that were previously unavailable on blockchain platforms that are commonly used by retail investors.
Unido Institutional, on the other hand, is a full stack bank-in-a-box service that allows enterprises to offer their own cryptocurrency banking facilities. These are similar to those of traditional banks with the added benefit of being exposed to DeFi and other blockchain integrations. With this service, Unido is able to open doors for a whole new range of users who are clients of its clients.
Finally, Unido Core lies at the heart of it all. It consists of the proprietary key management and transaction signing technology that underpins the whole ecosystem to enhance security and provides flexible governance. Moreover, it allows any interested party to connect to the Unido ecosystem via a simple, secure API and leverage its technology. This includes wallets, services, and networks that can use it as a gateway for their system into Unido’s financial services and management tools. In this way, third-party developers can easily build applications that use the API and expand the network’s use cases into insurance, exchanges, payment gateways, banking, asset management platforms, government, and SMEs.
These services provide institutional investors with a secure way to integrate the efficiency optimizations afforded by blockchain technology and participate in the opportunities of the DeFi economy. Each can cater to specific needs they might have to varying degrees. As the space continues to grow, retail investors will continue to benefit from both these and less comprehensive solutions, but institutional investors will resort to projects like Unido to bring large amounts of capital that will keep driving the industry forward.