DeFi and Traditional Finance: A Match Made in Heaven?

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4 min readJan 4


As the world of finance continues to evolve, one question that has been on the minds of many is whether DeFi and traditional finance can coexist. On the one hand, DeFi offers a decentralized, transparent, and open financial system that has the potential to disrupt traditional finance. On the other hand, traditional finance brings a long history of stability, regulation, and trust. This new form of finance has the potential to revolutionize the way we think about financial services, and many Fintech companies are starting to take notice.

Solving Problems
One of the main arguments for a DeFi and traditional finance partnership is the fact that DeFi has the potential to solve many of the problems that plague traditional finance. For example, traditional finance is often criticized for being slow, expensive, and opaque. DeFi, on the other hand, offers fast, cheap, and transparent financial services. One of the most significant benefits is the potential for cost savings. Because DeFi products and services are built on decentralized networks, they often have lower overhead costs compared to traditional finance. Therefore, traditional finance companies could save money by using DeFi products and services instead of traditional ones. Visit this article to learn more about how the Forex-optimized Amber AMM coming to Pendulum can support getting Forex liquidity onchain at reduced costs:

Democratizing Finance
DeFi has the ability to democratize finance and provide access to financial services for those who may have previously been excluded from traditional finance. This could be particularly useful in emerging markets, where access to financial services is often limited. Pendulum, the fintech-optimized blockchain, will include exotic currencies, like the Mexican pesos. The Pendulum parachain will make a multitude of fiat stablecoins from Stellar available for use in composable DeFi services.

Partnership Opportunities
Another reason why DeFi and traditional finance could be a match made in heaven is the fact that DeFi is still in its early stages of development. This means that there is plenty of room for traditional finance to come in and help shape the direction of DeFi. Traditional finance has the resources, expertise, and regulatory knowledge to help DeFi reach its full potential and become a truly global financial system.

One of the biggest challenges that traditional finance companies face when it comes to adopting DeFi is the issue of regulation. Because DeFi is a relatively new and rapidly evolving area, there are still many questions about how it should be regulated. The FTX collapse has put crypto into the regulatory spotlight more than ever before. However, it is likely that as DeFi continues to grow and mature, regulatory frameworks will be developed to support operations in a safe and transparent manner. At Pendulum chain, we are building infrastructure with the immutable, transparent, and permissionless benefits of DeFi whilst also making sure to interact with regulatorily compliant stablecoins so that Fintechs can utilize the technology safe from regulatory backlash.

In conclusion, DeFi, and traditional finance may seem like an unlikely pairing at first glance, but they may actually be a match made in heaven. DeFi has the potential to solve many of the problems that plague traditional finance, and traditional finance has the resources and expertise to help DeFi reach its full potential. By working together, DeFi and traditional finance could create a financial future that is better for everyone.

Pendulum’s vision is to build the missing link between fiat and DeFi through a forex-optimized smart contract blockchain. Allowing traditional finance services to seamlessly integrate with DeFi applications such as specialized forex AMMs, lending protocols, and yield farming. Pendulum will operate as a critical piece of Web3 infrastructure to finally unlock DeFi use cases for fiat currencies. Join our socials to be first to hear about the PEN token TGE (token generation event) projected for February this year. We welcome you to work with us on bridging traditional finance to DeFi to make it truly a match made in heaven.

About Amplitude

Pioneering the internet of fiat. Amplitude is the sister network of Pendulum on Kusama. It will act as a testing ground for Pendulum applications and network parameters and be powered by the AMPE token.

About Pendulum

Building the missing link between fiat and DeFi through a fiat-optimized smart contract blockchain based on Polkadot’s Substrate. Allowing traditional finance fiat services to integrate with DeFi applications such as specialized forex AMMs, lending protocols, or yield farming opportunities. Developed by SatoshiPay.

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