Coinbase Asset Management Kicks Off Smart Contract Project Diamond in Abu Dhabi

Coinbase Asset Management Kicks Off Smart Contract Project Diamond in Abu Dhabi

Project Diamond, a smart contract-powered platform designed by seasoned asset managers for institutions to seamlessly create, buy, and sell digitally native assets, has launched with the execution of the first debt instrument on the platform, in preparation to enter the Abu Dhabi Global Market RegLab sandbox.

The platform leverages the Coinbase technology stack and Base to deliver secure, compliant, capital market activity that will continue to unlock institutional adoption of the global cryptoeconomy.

Today, less than 0.25% of total global assets are represented on blockchain infrastructure, leaving massive efficiency gains uncaptured. Our goal is to close this gap by enabling institutional use of next-generation financial technology. Project Diamond is a platform to create, buy, and sell digitally native assets leveraging the power of the Coinbase technology stack and Base, an Ethereum layer-2 blockchain.

On November 10, the first digital debt instrument on Project Diamond was successfully issued, distributed, and matured on the platform as a technical demonstration of feasibility to the Financial Services Regulatory Authority as it prepares to join the ADGM RegLab sandbox.

While this onchain financial activity mirrors the massive flow of debt instruments that power global companies in traditional finance, the digital discount note, denominated in USDC, was transacted within a single application at near-instant settlement speed on Base. The transaction marks a powerful upgrade to operational efficiency; a simplification of an important financial process that further unlocks institutional participation in the cryptoeconomy.

Coinbase Asset Management is building Project Diamond to enable a future where institutions can create, distribute and manage a wide range of digitally-native assets directly onchain. On our journey, we seek world class partners to join us in imagining and creating the future of the global financial system. Together, we will make finance scale like software.


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