Professional Institutions are Using the Revamped Polytrade Marketplace

The marketplace has seen a major institutional influx. Institutions are recognizing the untapped potential of real-world assets and are gearing up to dive into the action. The first professional institution that has arrived at the marketplace is Zoth enables easy access to real-world, alternative assets from emerging markets using tokenization and blockchain.

The Zoth ecosystem acts as a bridge between asset owners, individual investors, and institutions to bring to life a robust, highly liquid, and coherent product line of asset index pools and liquid staking pools.

What’s New with the RWA Marketplace?

The newest look and feel of the marketplace was launched on the 20th of June.

26 assets worth 130K were put on the marketplace with a 12.5% APR

6 assets worth $27K were sold in less than 24 hours ⏰

Current Marketplace Stats

Total Asset Value Purchased


Average Return

12.50% + 15% $TRADE – 27.5% Blended

Assets Sold


New features of the marketplace include:

⚡️Request document: you can now easily request more information from Payers and Asset Originators.

⚡️Redesigned UI: a game-changer that enhances usability, simplifies navigation, and brings an unparalleled trading experience to your fingertips.

⚡️Automated Asset Settlement System: say goodbye to waiting and claiming.

⚡️Transparency: access to valuable information about an asset like the category of asset, asset ref no., price of the asset, due date, and returns.

⚡️Refund of the Platform Fee: platform fees incurred while purchasing an asset on the marketplace will be RETURNED as $TRADE tokens at settlement.

More features coming soon!

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Institutions Are Here, But the Biggest Players Are Yet to Arrive

Institutions are recognizing the potential of RWAs. Investors believe real-world assets are here to stay and are taking a long-term approach. According to Coinbase’s 2022 Institutional Investor Digital Assets Outlook Survey 72% of institutional investors agree that real-world assets are here to stay.

RWAs offer numerous benefits. They can save money by eliminating intermediaries, increase access to smaller investments by enabling investors to purchase a tiny portion of a larger asset with a token and enhance credit availability for emerging-market enterprises.

RWAs also improve liquidity in typically illiquid assets, as well as give transparency by letting investors view the economic worth and history of ownership. Despite heightened volatility, real-world assets are seen as offering one of the most attractive opportunities to generate alpha. Investors have continued to add to their asset allocation despite the crypto winter and plan to add more in the next three years.

Reasons for investing in RWAs are evolving. Investors have pointed to the goal to improve access yield opportunities, invest in innovative technology, and potential for long-term appreciation, as the main reasons for investing in the asset class. This is a departure from past studies in which having a low correlation with other asset classes and being a hedge against inflation are more prominent factors for the interest in web3 and crypto.

The top RWA protocols are already here. TrueFi is an uncollateralized lending marketplace, whereas Goldfinch provides undercollateralized loans to enterprises in emerging countries. Tinlake by Centrifuge allows companies to mint NFTs reflecting real-world assets, while TrueFi is an uncollateralized lending platform.

Swarm Markets tokenizes traditional financial assets like Tesla and Apple stocks, whereas Maple Finance focuses on institutional lenders and corporate borrowers. Ondo Finance provides on-chain institutional-grade financing, while RealT allows for fractional ownership of US real estate.

Polytrade tokenizes real-world invoices and provides a unique opportunity to access a fraction of the most secured assets on-chain. Investors can get access to a portion of a Walmart or IKEA invoice that they have never done before!

RWAs provide a link between traditional finance and crypto. With the advantages of lower costs, better transparency, and greater accessibility, it’s no surprise that RWAs are sweeping the DeFi industry.

Institutional investors seek to diversify their portfolios to manage risk. Real-world assets can offer diversification benefits by providing exposure to different sectors and markets, which may have a low correlation with traditional financial assets.

Source: Fidelity Digital Assets Institutional Investor Study

Increased adoption of institutional interest in real-world assets has been a growing trend of financial institutions actively allocating funds and resources toward investments in tangible assets. This trend has gained momentum in recent years for several reasons:

With interest rates remaining low, institutional investors have sought alternative investments that can provide higher yields and returns. Real-world assets have the potential to generate stable cash flows and attractive long-term returns, making them appealing options for institutions seeking income-generating investments.

Almost 6 in 10 institutions express a willingness to invest in a tokenized version of real-world assets.

Source: Fidelity Digital Assets Institutional Investor Study

Currently sitting around a $1 trillion market capitalization, investors expect to see a higher aggregate market capitalization.

Source: Fidelity Digital Assets Institutional Investor Study

Asset tokenization changes the rights and ownership of tangible and financial assets, into a digital token with a blockchain record. Tokenization, driven by blockchain technology, provides fast and easy possession, verification, and transfer of ownership. Tokenizing assets broadens the possible investor base, boosts liquidity relative to traditional securities, and shortens the time necessary to trade.

Tokenization lowers entrance barriers for a subset of market players; the international nature of digital assets and blockchain technology also provides investors with a larger global reach. Given that most blockchains are public and permissionless to join, which means that anybody who desires to participate may do so, they can remove geographic barriers between global investors and assets that are not directly available to those investors in their countries. Regulatory barriers, however, will remain.

According to a survey done by Nomura’s digital asset subsidiary on pension funds, wealth managers, family offices, hedge funds, investment funds, insurance asset managers, and sovereign wealth funds who collectively manage around $4.956 trillion in assets some striking numbers were found:

  • 96% see digital assets as an investment diversification opportunity
  • 91% see digital assets helping to produce ‘all-weather’ income strategies to “cope with the risk of inflation and the debasement risk of fiat currencies”
  • 82% are positive about the digital asset class in general and Bitcoin and Ethereum in particular over the next 12 months
  • Just 3% of respondents are negative about the outlook for the sector while 15% are neutral

The increased adoption of institutional interest in real-world assets has led to the emergence of greater access and liquidity in real-world asset markets, making it a more attractive and viable option for institutional investment strategies.

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