Ondo Finance and Aptos Foundation Forge Strategic Partnership to Tokenize Real World Assets

Ondo Finance and Aptos Foundation Forge Strategic Partnership to Tokenize Real World Assets

Ondo Finance and Aptos Foundation have announced a strategic partnership aimed at revolutionizing the integration of real world assets (RWAs) with blockchain technology. This partnership not only signifies a major step forward in blockchain finance but also brings together two organizations with impressive institutional pedigrees and partnerships, including ties to Blackrock and Goldman Sachs.

The collaboration is beginning with the native integration of Ondo's tokenized US Treasuries product, USDY, onto the Aptos blockchain, setting the stage for a series of innovative financial products that leverage the unique strengths of both organizations. USDY currently exists natively only on Ethereum, Solana, and Mantle.

Looking beyond the immediate integration, Ondo is exploring innovative solutions that combine onchain native and real world asset yields on Aptos. This includes developing new staking and re-staking processes that enhance the utility of tokenized assets and the capital efficiency of the platforms that support them. 

Deep Institutional Roots and Strategic Partnerships

Aptos, founded by a group of ex-Meta engineers, is uniquely suited for this ambitious project, thanks to its Move programming language, designed specifically for safety and flexibility in financial applications. The Move Prover and pre-transaction transparency features of Aptos ensure that the integration of USDY and subsequent financial products will set new standards for security and efficiency in the DeFi space. 

Ondo Finance, founded by veterans of Goldman Sachs's Digital Assets team, works closely with institutional-grade service providers like Blackrock. This foundation in traditional finance, combined with a forward-thinking approach to DeFi, positions Ondo to bridge the gap between conventional financial markets and the emerging blockchain ecosystem effectively.

A Vision for Integrated Financial Solutions

The partnership between Ondo and Aptos Foundation is more than a technical integration; it's a strategic alliance aimed at creating a seamless experience that combines the reliability of traditional finance with the efficiency and accessibility of blockchain technology. This initiative will explore innovative solutions that integrate onchain native and real-world asset yields, leveraging both companies' expertise in finance and blockchain technology.

This collaboration underlines Aptos's commitment to delivering a blockchain solution that is scalable, secure, and user-friendly, designed to cater to the needs of both developers and end users in the financial sector.

Nathan Allman, CEO of Ondo Finance, expressed excitement about the collaboration, stating, "Joining forces with Aptos, a platform with deep institutional roots and a clear vision for the future of blockchain, amplifies our ability to deliver groundbreaking financial products. Together, we're set to redefine the landscape of digital finance."

Bashar Lazaar, Head of Grants & Ecosystem, Aptos Foundation, said, “A partnership forged in the spirit of redefining digital finance, Ondo Finance’s native integration onto Aptos is a step forward for accessible and seamless financial services. We are excited that the global community of builders and users will be able to tap into the tremendous potential of Ondo's technology, inching closer towards ubiquitous open finance”.

Expanding the Ecosystem with Thala Integration

Ondo is further expanding the Aptos ecosystem through a significant integration with Thala, a decentralized finance protocol on Aptos. This collaboration will see USDY launching in Thala's AMM pools, enhancing liquidity options for users. Moreover, Thala plans to whitelist USDY as collateral for its Collateralized Debt Positions (CDP), highlighting the stablecoin's utility and trust within the DeFi ecosystem.

Adam Cader, Co-Founder of Thala Labs, shared his enthusiasm: "We are excited to integrate USDY into the Thala ecosystem. This partnership with Ondo Finance not only diversifies the assets available within our AMM pools but also reinforces our commitment to providing secure and capital-efficient DeFi solutions. USDY's inclusion as a trusted collateral option marks a significant step towards achieving this goal."


The USDY Tokens are not being offered or sold, and will not be offered or sold, in the United States or to US persons. In addition, the USDY Tokens have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Act") or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered, sold or otherwise transferred in the United States or to US persons unless the securities are registered under the Act, or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Act is available. Additional limitations on transfer also apply.

About Aptos Foundation

 Aptos Foundation is at the forefront of promoting decentralization and blockchain education globally. Through its collaborations and initiatives, Aptos Foundation is dedicated to making blockchain technology accessible and comprehensible to all.

About Ondo 

Ondo Finance provides institutional-grade, blockchain-enabled investment products and services. Ondo has an asset management arm that creates and manages tokenized financial products as well as a technology arm that develops decentralized finance protocols and other blockchain solutions. 

Ondo’s first core products are tokenized cash equivalents that deliver very low risk, high-quality yield from US Treasuries, money market funds, and similar instruments, offering onchain investors an alternative to stablecoins where holders rather than issuers earn the vast majority of the underlying asset yield.

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