Tokenization Revolution: Bank of Italy, Polygon Labs, and Fireblocks Unite

• The Bank of Italy has partnered with Polygon Labs and Fireblocks to develop an Institutional DeFi platform for exploring security tokens on DeFi in a secure and compliant manner.
• This project will be supported by Cetif Advisory, Reply, Linklaters, and DVRS.
• It aims to bridge the gap between traditional finance and DeFi by tokenizing real-world assets within the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Bank of Italy Partners with Polygon Labs & Fireblocks

The innovation center of the Bank of Italy has selected a decentralized finance (DeFi) initiative that involves the collaboration of Polygon Labs, a developer specializing in scaling the Ethereum network, and Fireblocks, a crypto infrastructure provider. The primary objective of this project is to assist financial institutions in exploring security tokens and conducting transactions using DeFi protocols in a secure and compliant manner.

Project Aims to Bridge Traditional Finance & DeFi

Italy is embracing the growing trend of tokenizing real-world assets within the cryptocurrency ecosystem, and it aims to bridge the gap between traditional finance and DeFi through its collaborations with Polygon Labs and Fireblocks. Known as the Milano Hub, this establishment operates as the central bank’s hub for fostering innovative concepts in finance. For six months, the Milano Hub will actively support the development of an Institutional DeFi for the Security Token ecosystem. The ultimate goal of this platform is to enable traditional financial institutions to safely and compliantly experiment with security tokens and conduct transactions using DeFi protocols.

Tokenization Has Potential To Revolutionize Value Transfer

The efforts by central banks worldwide to develop central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are simultaneous with tokenization gaining significant popularity in the cryptocurrency space; traditional financial institutions are tokenizing conventional assets like bonds and equities on blockchain platforms. According to a report from Bank of America, tokenization has potential revolutionize value transfer, settlement, storage across all industries – facilitating faster transactions while reducing expenses establishing a more streamlined financial infrastructure.

Key Players Involved In Project

Cetif Advisory leads this platform development with Polygon Labs, Fireblocks , Reply , Linklaters ,and DVRS . Aiming involve Italian banks including Intesa Sanpaolo . This project is being actively supported by Cetif Advisory ,a consulting firm associated with major players such as IBM , Microsoft Azure , Amazon Web Services , Oracle Cloud Infrastructure etc,.


This project represents another example where blockchain technology is being used for transformation purposes . It also serves as an example how banking sector is rapidly adapting new technologies into its core operations . By leveraging these technologies it will become easier for banks provide fast ,secure & cost efficient services which benefits both customers & regulators .