Sentry’s long-term mission is to bring transparency and access to the collectibles market.
Sentry has the ability to do for collectibles what online trading platforms like eTrade did for the stock market. When online trading platforms were introduced liquidity, access, speed and transparency increased, and fraud and costs decreased. With 21st Century technology Sentry can further advance these qualities.
So much of the collectibles market takes place by handshake deals behind closed doors, without referees
. Ethereum’s public ledger and the tokenization of assets will have a dramatic impact on investor/owner confidence.
High-net-worth individuals ($50M+) have historically allocated between 3-6% of their portfolio to collectibles with an average of 5%. (Deloitte)
Our research shows that this is approximately the portfolio allocation that non-high-net-worth collectible enthusiasts have. For reference gold is approximately 3%.
A future where laypeople are investing in collectible assets or even collectible ETF-esque products is extremely likely. Who wouldn’t buy an ETF made up of Virgil Abloh’s Nike collaborations? I know I’d be a buyer.