Exploring other real-world assets beyond real estate that can drive mass adoption in DeFi

4 min read
August 14, 2023

The world of DeFi and cryptocurrency has seen tremendous growth and adoption in recent years. However, for these technologies to reach their full potential, they need to appeal to a wider audience than just early adopters and tech enthusiasts. One key factor in achieving this mainstream adoption is the integration of real-world assets into DeFi and cryptocurrency platforms.

Recently, we asked the community about which real-world assets can drive mainstream adoption of DeFi and crypto, and the majority of responses pointed to real estate. While real estate is indeed a promising asset class for DeFi and crypto adoption, we believe that there are other assets that also have the potential to drive mass adoption. Moreover, by diversifying the range of real-world assets that can be integrated into DeFi and crypto platforms, we can not only tap into different markets and industries but also create a more robust and inclusive ecosystem that appeals to a wider range of investors and users.

Here are some other real-world assets beyond real estate that also has the potential to drive mass adoption within DeFi and crypto.

Commodities: Tokenizing commodities such as gold, diamonds, and more can drive mass DeFi adoption in several ways. By creating digital tokens that represent physical gold, investors can easily buy, sell, and trade gold without having to deal with the complexities of storing and securing physical gold. Moreover, it can open new opportunities for borrowing and lending. Users can use their asset-backed NFT as collateral for loans, which can be particularly useful if they need access to capital but don’t want to sell their asset, i.e., gold. Besides that, the backing from real-world assets will reduce the risk of price volatility and increase trust within the investor community.

Real-world Collectibles: Tokenizing real-world collectibles, such as rare stamps and coins, has the potential to revolutionize DeFi by providing an efficient and accessible market for investors and enthusiasts. The tokenization of these assets enables the decentralization of the entire marketplace, allowing for greater participation and investment opportunities for a wider range of individuals. For instance, collectors will be able to provide global exposure to their assets and generate more revenue from their asset collection. This can drive mass adoption of DeFi by making the market more accessible and inclusive.

Art: Tokenizing real-world art can increase accessibility, liquidity, and transparency in the art market, providing new opportunities for artists to monetize their artwork. By integrating their artwork into the DeFi platform, artists can not only realize the latent liquidity of their artwork but can also borrow loans against it, which means they can retain ownership of their artwork while accessing the value of their assets. Whereas investors can diversify their investment portfolios and earn higher returns just by providing loans against art. This potential will inevitably attract more creators, artists, and investors to leverage the benefits of DeFi platforms and increase their revenue streams.

Company Stocks: Tokenizing real-world company stocks can potentially attract a wider range of investors, including those who may not have had access to traditional stock markets. This can create new opportunities for individuals to invest in companies they believe in. Additionally, by tokenizing company stock, one can also increase liquidity in the market, — is why users can trade these asset-backed company stocks anywhere, anytime, with no intermediary or third party, improving the trading efficiency and liquidity of these assets.

In conclusion, while real estate is a promising asset class for DeFi and crypto adoption, we believe that other real-world assets such as gold, diamonds, and commodities have the potential to drive mass adoption. By integrating these assets into DeFi and crypto platforms, investors can access these markets more easily, trade with greater transparency and efficiency, and benefit from the security of blockchain technology. As more assets are tokenized and integrated into these platforms, we expect to see even greater adoption and growth in the DeFi and crypto space.

Aconomy is a DeFi platform that aims to tokenize real-world assets with its cutting-edge technology. It benefits both investors and asset owners by empowering them to trade assets on a decentralized exchange, which provides increased accessibility and liquidity.

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