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On July 25, the Avalanche Foundation announced the launch of “Avalanche Vista”, a $50 million initiative to tokenize the Avalanche blockchain.
Today, the Avalanche Foundation introduces Avalanche Vista, a $50M initiative to pioneer tokenization on #avalanche
Tokenization is poised to be one of the most impactful blockchain innovations of the next decade, and Avalanche is uniquely equipped to power these systems. pic.twitter.com/ZWy109CMCi
— Avalanche (@avax) July 25, 2023
Avalanche Vista comes amid a growing trend towards tokenization in the blockchain community. Essentially, tokenization allows anyone to convert an off-chain asset into an on-chain digital token.
One of the most popular early use cases for tokenization is in the real estate sector. The purchase of investment property is usually the prerogative of large investors or investment corporations. When real estate is considered valuable, it is usually difficult for small investors to enter the market.
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Tokenization not only facilitates digital asset transactions, such as the purchase and sale of real estate, but also contributes to the democratization of asset allocation. Unlike traditional asset markets, buying and selling digital tokens allows multiple investors to pool funds to buy a single asset. This allows smaller investors to enter a market that could otherwise be prohibitively expensive.
In addition to real estate and collectibles, the Avalanche Foundation envisions a wide range of use cases for tokenization on its blockchain. According to the blog post, these include company equity, venture capital, debt instruments, intellectual property, and portfolio diversification.
According to the announcement, the Avalanche Vista Fund will be used to purchase various tokenized assets on the Avalanche blockchain:
“Avalanche Vista will look at assets across the spectrum of liquidity, including stocks, loans, real estate, commodities, as well as those associated with the blockchain.”
As recently reported, the financial services and investment banking corporation Citi recently described the tokenization market as the next “killer use case” in cryptocurrencies.
The company also predicts that the sector will reach a global market capitalization of $4-5 trillion by 2030. In comparison, the tokenization market was reportedly worth roughly $2.3 billion in 2021.
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