Daily Crypto, Finance, and Tech News Summary – January 26, 2024

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Goldman Sachs Executive on Digital Asset Markets Growing, charts, graphs, in a fancy bank conference, business people sitting around

Goldman Sachs Bank Executive Says Digital Asset Markets Will Grow In 2024

Goldman Sachs’ Mathew McDermott, head of digital assets, predicts significant growth in digital assets in 2024.

The market’s maturation stems from blockchain’s commercial uses and clearer global regulations.

Traditional financial institutions are increasingly embracing digital assets, recognizing their efficiency and business model benefits.

McDermott highlights tokenization and the development of new marketplaces as key future trends.

Increased adoption will enhance “collateral mobility,” solving longstanding financial market inefficiencies.

Goldman Sachs already sees commercial benefits from digital asset adoption, reducing risk and improving operational efficiency.

2024 will likely see growth in mainstream asset classes, later expanding to more complex ones.

This move is expected to deepen market liquidity and broaden investor base, despite not causing an immediate major market shift.

McDermott remains optimistic about the digital asset market’s continuous growth and adoption in 2024.

“I think what you’ll see gradually and throughout the year [2024]…is a broadening and a deepening of the liquidity and those looking to trade the product. It is, as we all know, the highest performing asset class [of 2023].” Read more here.

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How Does Splitchain Solve Tokenization Limitations Within Traditional Blockchains?

The digital asset market, as indicated by Goldman Sachs’ Mathew McDermott, is on the brink of substantial growth and maturation in 2024, fueled by the increasing involvement of traditional financial institutions and improving regulatory clarity.

The key areas of growth identified by McDermott—marketplaces for tokenization, collateral mobility, and the emergence of vanilla and opaque asset classes, help to provide insights on how Zucoin can focus on these trends.

Firstly, the development of marketplaces for tokenization aligns perfectly with Zucoin’s Splitchain infrastructure and its plans with Zutopia.

Traditional tokenization blockchains, while revolutionary in digitizing assets, face several limitations that Splitchain addresses.

Tokenization is, in part, about converting rights to an asset into a digital token on a public ledger.

It’s a promising concept, particularly in sectors like real estate, art, and finance, as it increases liquidity, transparency, and efficiency.

Splitchain, with its focus on being a robust and scalable infrastructure alternative to blockchain, is well-suited for supporting such marketplaces.

The network’s ability to handle large-scale transactions efficiently and safely (with its two-factor transaction ability), makes it an ideal candidate for businesses looking to leverage technology for tokenizing assets.

This would not only help in creating a more liquid and accessible market but also in enhancing transparency and reducing costs associated with traditional asset transfers.

Splitchain’s innovative approach to digital ledger technology, which allows for the splitting and rejoining of data, can significantly improve the “financial plumbing” of the market by addressing issues like custody fragmentation and inefficient capital use.

By reducing the risks and inefficiencies associated with traditional collateral management, Splitchain can help financial institutions optimize their use of capital and enhance their operational resilience.

The recent approval of spot exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin has led to an influx of institutional investors entering the digital assets market.

This shift will further deepen the liquidity in the market and expand the growing industry-wide interest in ledger technologies.

Zucoin is aiming to provide tools so that third parties can easily use Splitchain’s network within the digital asset space.

Another limitation of traditional tokenization blockchains is the complexity of handling different types of assets.

Tokenizing diverse assets such as real estate, art, or securities requires a flexible and adaptable blockchain infrastructure.

Traditional blockchains often require extensive customization or the creation of complex smart contracts to handle different asset types, which can be time-consuming and expensive.

Splitchain, with its unique architecture, is targeting a more flexible and adaptable platform for tokenization.

One of Zucoin’s subtle goals is that software developers should love working with its Splitchain platform.

Many decisions are made to reinforce this vision.

The expandability of transaction metadata allows for more customized handling of different asset types without the need for complex alterations to the core Splitchain structure.

This flexibility makes it easier and more cost-effective to tokenize a diverse range of assets.

Furthermore, traditional tokenization blockchains often face challenges with interoperability and integration with existing systems.

Many industries looking to adopt tokenization have legacy systems in place, and integrating these with blockchain can be a complex and daunting task.

Splitchain addresses this challenge by offering adaptable infrastructure that can more easily interface with existing systems.

This adaptability is key to encouraging widespread adoption of tokenization across various industries, as it reduces the barriers to integrating blockchain technology into existing operational frameworks.

While traditional tokenization blockchains laid the groundwork for digital asset transformation, Splitchain is aiming to make a significant evolution in this industry.

Its innovative approach to scalability, flexibility, and integration offers practical solutions to the limitations of traditional blockchains, paving the way for more efficient and widespread adoption of tokenization.

In the words of Henry Ford, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”

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