Real-world Assets: The Next Frontier for DeFi Growth

3 min read
August 14, 2023

DeFi (Decentralized finance) industry has been at the forefront of financial innovation in the past few years. However, many people are still indecisive about taking their first step or investing in DeFi due to the uncertainty associated with cryptocurrency or DeFi protocol.

In this article, we’ll clear the fog around DeFi and the uncertainty associated with it. So, without further ado, let’s get started!

A Major Shift In DeFi

From lending and borrowing platforms to stablecoins and tokenized BTC, the DeFi ecosystem has built an expansive network of integrated protocols and financial instruments. It has opened a new democratized financial domain that enables anyone to lend or borrow loans, earn interest, rewards, and much more without any centralized institutes such as banks or intermediaries. Nevertheless, DeFi has been witnessing a little uncertainty in recent times due to the current market situation.

Well, it isn’t unknown that, the crypto tokens within the DeFi ecosystem facilitated transactions, provided liquidity, and much more. In short, DeFi has seen immense growth initially. However, with time, the DeFi space has evolved and matured, and new opportunities have emerged. One of the most promising trends in the DeFi space today is the integration of real-world assets into the DeFi ecosystem. This represents a significant shift in the way DeFi operates and opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

  • Real-world Assets in DeFi provide massive returns uncorrelated to the greater cryptocurrency market.
  • Asset owners can use real-world assets as collateral to access funding through the DeFi marketplace.
  • Retail investors can independently explore a rapidly-expanding financial sector by investing in asset classes from established commodities to niche products.
  • DeFi investors will benefit from both incomes generated by the collateral and interest payments made by borrowers.

Here presenting how real-world assets are used in DeFi:-

  1. Stablecoins: Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies pegged with real-world assets like gold, precious metals, US dollars, and other fiat currencies that provide the stability within the DeFi realm. For example, in DeFi, users can deposit any crypto asset into a DeFi protocol which means the passive income users generate from DeFi will highly fluctuate, making everyone unsure about investing in DeFi. Nevertheless, stablecoins backed by real-world assets not only ignite trust factors within the community but also control extreme fluctuations in prices.
  2. Synthetic Assets: Synthetic Assets are basically a replication/fabrication of real-world assets. A duplicate copy of real-world assets that are built on derivatives, which are combined with Synthetic Assets. Derivates are smart contracts and they get their value from underlying assets that are commodities (gold), currencies, stocks, and bonds. With these Synthetic Assets, investors can invest in new and emerging commodity classes and earn rewards or yield by staking or holding on to an asset for an extended period of time.
  3. Lending: Another amazing use-case of real-world assets in DeFi involves its lending functionality. In DeFi, anyone can easily obtain a loan with their real-world assets as collateral from someone else in an investor pool without any intermediary. On the other hand, lenders who provide finances/loans also receive a stable and secure return. Besides that, anyone can lend a loan to numerous different projects to access the global high-return market, earn coins or staking rewards, and more.

This shows that the integration of real-world assets into DeFi adds a renewed level of stability, equality, and accessibility that will allow mass adoption. It is quite certain that, real-world assets will substantially impact the entire industry and will be an essential part of the future of DeFi.

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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