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Welcome to Amberdata's Podcast series featuring leaders in the Crypto space where we go in-depth and dive into various topics. In this episode, Pat Doyle, Amberdata's Blockchain Research, interviews Reid Cuming, Co-Founder and COO of Superstate.



In this episode of the Amberdata Podcast, Amberdata Researcher Pat Doyle interviews Superstate Co-Founder and COO Reid Cuming. Superstate is at the forefront of innovative investing, specializing in tokenized real-world financial products. Their first product, USTB, has already amassed over $90 million in assets under management. Reid brings a wealth of experience from the fintech world and a pioneering role in decentralized finance with the Compound Treasury.

The pair discusses why Superstate is tokenizing real-world assets and how the blockchain enables traditional assets with crypto superpowers. Additionally, we explore the ways Superstate is helping remove friction from the onboarding process. Finally, we dive into SuperState's plans for the future and where USTB integrates into the larger DeFi ecosystem.


Superstate is pioneering the integration of real-world assets into blockchain ecosystems, particularly focusing on the intersection of finance and decentralized finance (DeFi). In the latest podcast episode, Reid shared insights into his professional journey, highlighting the evolution from consulting to startups and ultimately to the forefront of blockchain innovation.


Reid's career trajectory led him to recognize the limitations of traditional finance infrastructure and the potential of blockchain technology to address longstanding challenges. Inspired by the success of fintech companies like Square and intrigued by the disruptive potential of DeFi, Reid embarked on a mission to bridge the gap between traditional finance and the blockchain.

Superstate's Vision

Superstate's core vision revolves around empowering traditional finance assets with "crypto superpowers," enabling them to harness the benefits of blockchain technology. At the heart of their approach lies the tokenization of real-world assets, exemplified by their flagship product, USTB (US Bond), which tokenizes short-term US government bonds.

Product Overview

  • USTB Tokenization: USTB represents a novel approach to tokenizing traditional financial instruments, offering investors exposure to short-term US government bonds while leveraging the benefits of blockchain technology.
  • Yield Opportunities: By tokenizing US government bonds, Superstate provides institutional and corporate investors with yield opportunities previously inaccessible in the DeFi space. With $90 million in assets under management, USTB has demonstrated significant traction within the market.

Key Principles

  • Transparency: Superstate prioritizes transparency in its operations, ensuring that clients have a clear understanding of the products and services offered. This commitment to transparency fosters trust and confidence among investors.
  • User Experience: Recognizing the importance of user experience, Superstate focuses on creating intuitive interfaces and streamlined processes to enhance accessibility for clients.
  • Compliance: Upholding regulatory compliance is a fundamental aspect of Superstate's operations, ensuring that all activities adhere to relevant legal frameworks and compliance standards.

Future Directions

Looking ahead, Superstate aims to expand the composability and usability of USTB, making it a versatile asset within DeFi protocols. Additionally, the company plans to explore opportunities to tokenize additional asset categories and broaden accessibility beyond qualified purchasers.

Beyond Superstate

Reid's interest extends beyond Superstate's core offerings, with a keen eye on the evolving landscape of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the integration of blockchain technology into gaming and the metaverse. Outside of work, Reid enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and cooking with his wife, emphasizing the importance of work-life balance.

Stay Connected

Interested parties can stay updated with Superstate's latest developments by visiting their website, following them on Twitter, or connecting on LinkedIn. Qualified purchasers can register on to explore investment opportunities in USTB and future products.


Superstate's innovative approach to asset management, characterized by the integration of traditional finance assets with blockchain technology, positions them as leaders in the emerging landscape of tokenized assets. With a commitment to transparency, compliance, and user-centric design, Superstate is poised to shape the future of decentralized finance.

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