- Enhanced Institutional DeFi Access: Spool DAO’s integration with Fireblocks opens up new possibilities for institutional players in the decentralized finance (DeFi) realm. Fireblocks’ extensive customer base of over 1,800 institutions can now connect their vaults to Spool’s platform, allowing them to build personalized DeFi products and processes with greater ease.
- Simplified Path to DeFi: Despite the growing interest from institutions, DeFi adoption has been hindered by technical, financial, and regulatory complexities. This partnership aims to simplify the process by offering an intuitive framework for institutions to create bespoke DeFi products. This, in turn, encourages broader exploration of decentralized assets.
- Customized DeFi Protocols: Institutions ranging from exchanges and fintech companies to traditional legacy players can leverage Spool’s infrastructure while maintaining Fireblocks as their custody technology provider. This arrangement empowers them to develop white-labeled DeFi protocols that cater to their specific clientele’s needs, all without requiring extensive programming expertise.
- Reduced Barriers and Enhanced Compliance: The collaboration showcases how institutions like Blocktrade can effortlessly expand their product offerings through Spool’s toolkit. This demonstrates how institutions can create optimal DeFi-based yield products at minimal development costs, all while adhering to compliance standards and benefiting from reduced gas fees.
Spool DAO, a DeFi platform, has integrated Fireblocks, a leading provider of digital asset custody technology, to create an improved gateway into the world of DeFi. This integration benefits Fireblocks’ over 1,800 institutional customers, who have collectively transferred over $4 trillion in digital assets to date, by allowing them to connect their Fireblocks vaults to Spool’s platform, Spool mentioned in a press release shared with AlexaBlockchain.
Institutions can now easily create customized DeFi products using Spool’s infrastructure, reducing complexities and hurdles for meaningful adoption. They can manually design customized decentralized products or automate processes using Spool’s API. This collaboration also enables institutions to use Spool’s SDK and API to develop their own branded DeFi products for their clients.
Despite growing interest in DeFi from institutional players, several challenges hinder its adoption, such as technical complexity and regulatory uncertainties. Spool’s integration with Fireblocks seeks to address these challenges by simplifying the creation of tailored DeFi products. This integration is expected to encourage more institutions and clients to explore DeFi offerings, as it provides a clearer entry path.
Spool’s infrastructure offers a connection between institutions and prominent DeFi yield generators and auto-risk-managed strategies through WalletConnect to the Fireblocks console. This means that various financial entities, including exchanges, fintech companies, neobanks, and traditional institutions, can maintain Fireblocks as their custody technology provider while crafting customized DeFi protocols. This solution allows institutions to introduce their clients to DeFi without requiring extensive programming knowledge.
Institutions can access Spool’s ToolBox securely via Fireblocks’ console using WalletConnect or an SDK for more advanced controls. The first customer to take advantage of these new features is the virtual asset exchange Blocktrade. This showcases how institutions can create optimized DeFi-based yield products for their clients at no development cost, all while ensuring compliance and benefiting from reduced gas fees.
Simon Schaberm, Chief Business Development Officer of Spool DAO, emphasized the significance of this integration, stating that it demonstrates Spool’s capabilities on a renowned platform and enables more institutions to leverage decentralized assets safely.
Stephen Richardson, Managing Director of Financial Markets at Fireblocks, highlighted the value of providing advanced DeFi products like Spool’s toolkit to financial institutions while maintaining enterprise-grade protection and control.
This collaboration aims to extend the range of DeFi offerings available to the market as it gains traction among institutions.