Franklin Templeton taps wallet provider Curv for the digitization of its fund’s shares

Franklin Templeton taps wallet provider Curv for the digitization of its fund’s shares

Franklin Investment Firm has partnered with crypto wallet provider Curv for the tokenization of its fund’s share in a bid to bolster trust between the company and its clients.

Crypto wallet service provides Curv recently announced its partnership with Franklin Templeton that will push forward the digitization of the investment firm’s shares. The company has deemed Curv’s multi-party computation (MPC) protocols as a secure way for this digitization as it completely eliminates the need for private keys, which is a major vulnerability according to the wallet provider.

In a press release published on Thursday, Nov. 21, Executive Vice President of Franklin Templeton Roger Bayston said that this partnership is rooted in the need to establish trust with its clients. He considers blockchain as a major role player in this endeavor as it provides security, transparency, and ease of use.

“Curv understood our demanding security requirements and our plans requiring large scale. In comparison to traditional tech stacks evaluated, Curv’s cryptography changes what is possible in digital asset custody, delivering to our clients instant availability and total autonomy over their investments,” Bayston said.

More channels for the clients

Last September, Franklin Templeton announced that it will be using the Stellar network to record its fund’s share in addition to the standard book-entry format. However, the firm said that this doesn’t mean that they’re going to be investing in cryptocurrency moving forward.

At the moment, clients can only redeem or purchase their shares of the fund via the asset manager’s online app. Franklin Templeton means to provide another…

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