Coinbase wants to support ‘responsible DeFi development’ through Base

Coinbase is working to square regulations with decentralized finance (DeFi) as it moves to attract institutions to the space.

The exchange’s asset management arm recently debuted Project Diamond, a platform for mirroring debt instruments used in traditional finance by tokenizing them on Base, Coinbase’s layer-2 Ethereum network.

Project Diamond is pitched to help institutions create, buy and sell their own native digital assets. Coinbase says under 0.25% of global assets are currently represented on blockchains, and the effort is geared towards boosting that figure.

Coinbase is a public company regulated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and through its new real-world…

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