DeFi Solutions for Institutions and Crypto Enterprises

As of May 2021, the Ethereum DeFi ecosystem has surpassed US$60 billion in collateral. Cryptocurrency exchanges, funds, decentralized projects, and financial institutions seek to engage and capitalize on opportunities created by this new economic system. ConsenSys offers several software solutions to facilitate entry and participation in DeFi.

Access the entire DeFi ecosystem with institutional trading features

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The Problem

As the Ethereum DeFi ecosystem grows by billions of dollars each week in collateral, cryptocurrency funds, family offices, and financial institutions increasingly seek exposure and access to the diverse decentralized finance opportunities that compose Web3. To keep up with the pace of DeFi innovation, institutions require safe, secure, and efficient investment and operational processes.

The Solution

MetaMask Institutional gives institutional investors access to the DeFi ecosystem through the most trusted and used wallet. We enable funds to easily swap tokens, borrow, lend, invest, and interact with DeFi protocols and applications directly using the MetaMask interface—upgraded to include enterprise security, operation, and reporting features to power a professional DeFi experience.

With MetaMask Institutional, institutional investors achieve unrivaled access to decentralized applications with native integration, enterprise-grade security, and robust compliance features to create secure and efficient processes for institutional workflows.

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Earn rewards with Eth2 staking

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The Problem

Since December 2020, thousands of validators have staked billions of dollars in order to earn rewards for securing the Ethereum 2.0 Beacon Chain. Crypto funds, exchanges, and financial institutions are among the big players in this space.

However, becoming a validator is complicated. Maintaining validator infrastructure and fulfilling responsibilities generates both overhead and risk exposure. While technical bugs, software failures, and connectivity issues can jeopardize rewards, mismanagement of keys and transaction problems can lead to a loss of principal funds.

The Solution

Codefi enables institutions to stake ETH without the complexities of maintaining validator infrastructure or ever surrendering custody of their ETH to a third-party. We significantly reduce technical risks and optimize operations for increased rewards generation. We utilize best-in-class validator key and transaction security and facilitate efficient validator management.

Early staking participants, including exchanges, funds, and custodians, are generating an average of 9.9% annual percentage yield.

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Increase trade-flow efficiency with price information aggregation

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The Problem

Decentralized exchange (DEX) users often don’t automatically receive the best prices. Because each DEX or DEX aggregator performs differently under different circumstances, some users still need to navigate multiple decentralized exchanges to compare options. Tokens then need to be approved for trading on each venue, incurring gas costs, and making regular swaps inaccessible to millions. In order to remain competitive, DEXs need to improve this user experience.

The Solution

Codefi offers a Price Information Aggregation API that collates prices from multiple decentralized exchange aggregators, professional market makers, and individual DEXs—including Uniswap, AirSwap, 0x API, 1inch.exchange, Paraswap, and Totle—creating the largest pool of decentralized pricing information in the DeFi ecosystem. Self-custodial wallets like MetaMask have incorporated this technology to produce MetaMask Swaps, facilitating over 341,000 peer to peer swaps worth over US$ 1 billion within its first six months.

Aggregating price information removes friction for millions of users, increasing the efficiency of these systems, and further democratizing access to Web3 and DeFi. 

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Launch and strengthen decentralized networks

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The Problem

Building decentralized networks is challenging. Product teams need to (1) put in place sound technical infrastructure to support on-chain and off-chain activities, (2) develop sustainable operational models and incentive systems, (3) build various application functionalities, (4) design a seamless user experience, (5) grow a community that will actively engage in securing the network through staking or participating in network governance, and more.

These components are key to creating a successful decentralized network, incentivizing optimal user behavior, building network resilience, and improving performance.

The Solution

Codefi supports decentralized networks through application development, network launch, community growth, token distribution, and network governance. We leverage the ConsenSys product suite—including infrastructure from Infura or Quorum, development tools from Truffle, security audits from Diligence, and DeFi access through MetaMask—to help build and strengthen decentralized applications.

Codefi has already helped facilitate SKALE’s token sale, deploy the Eth2 deposit launchpad, build Filecoin’s storage platform and DeFi bridge, and manage AirSwap’s new governance model.

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Build your DeFi applications on trusted infrastructure

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The Problem

While cryptocurrency exchanges need to facilitate token trades, liquidity management, and new pool creation; exchange aggregators need to source on-chain prices, query user balances, and track the state of user transactions. In order to accomplish this, they need to pull an array of information from smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain. This data is used to inform pricing between pairs, user balances, and swap rates. 

Crypto exchanges and exchange aggregators need reliable infrastructure to access this data, in addition to scaling capabilities in order to meet large request volumes.

The Solution

The Infura API suite helps cryptocurrency exchanges like Uniswap and exchange aggregators like Paraswap meet the data demands of their users, with easy integration and high volume scaling capabilities.

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Benefits of DeFi for Institutions

Access to the Internet of Money

Access to the Internet of Money

A parallel financial system is emerging through blockchain technology. Financial service applications for money, banking, exchanges, brokerages, insurance, payments, and asset management are being established.

Exposure to New Models for Yield Generation

Exposure to New Models for Yield Generation

Decentralized Finance presents exposure to new financial primitives in the areas of lending, investing, and reward for services (staking), providing participants with expansive opportunities for growth.

Trusted Technology and Tested UI

Trusted Technology and Tested UI

ConsenSys is an engineering and infrastructure leader with both enterprise blockchain and DeFi. We offer blockchain infrastructure, decentralized application development, launch, and governance, institutional trading features, and Eth2 staking services.

DeFi Products for Institutions by ConsenSys

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    MetaMask Institutional
    Enterprise-grade security, operational, and reporting features for Institutional Finance—built into the world's most trusted Ethereum wallet. We enable funds to swap tokens, borrow, lend, invest, and interact with DeFi protocols and applications using the MetaMask interface.
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    Staking Featured
    Codefi Staking
    Codefi Staking enables crypto exchanges and financial institutions to capitalize on the revenue opportunity of Ethereum 2.0 without the technical and operational complexities of running an independent validator.
  • Markets Featured
    Markets Featured
    Codefi Markets
    Codefi Markets enhances liquidity for digital assets with an integrated OTC trading solution and a price information aggregation API to enable fast, secure, and optimally structured peer-to-peer transfers.
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    Activate Featured
    Codefi Activate
    Codefi Activate accelerates decentralized projects through application development, network launch, community growth, token distribution, and network governance. We facilitate interaction between three main stakeholders: Token holders, decentralized networks, and staking-as-a-service providers.
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    Infura
    Instant scalable API access to the Ethereum, Ethereum 2.0, IPFS, and Filecoin networks. Our world-class infrastructure allows developers to reliably scale decentralized applications to meet user demand.

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    WEBINAR | Introduction to DeFi
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    Eth2 Staking for Institutions: January 2021 Update
    Staking on Ethereum 2.0 has gained enormous traction since the launch of the Beacon Chain on December 1st 2020. Over 2,655,074 ETH has been staked, with the average APR now at 9.9% for validators.
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    Codefi Staking and Securosys Featured
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    MetaMask Early Adopter Program Enables Institutional Access to DeFi
    Curv, a leader in digital asset security, will be the first launch partner to integrate an institutional version of MetaMask to connect its customers to decentralized finance protocols and applications.
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