The Avalanche (AVAX) Foundation has launched a $50 million initiative, called Avalanche Vista, to pioneer the future of asset tokenization.
According to the announcement, the foundation will allocate the funds to purchase tokenized assets, often referred to as “real world assets” or “off-chain assets,” minted on the Avalanche blockchain.
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The goal of the program is to support and demonstrate the value of tokenization, the process of creating an on-chain digital representation of an asset, item, or thing. Avalanche’s consensus mechanism, subnet architecture, and technical innovation aim to facilitate tokenization with greater speed, scalability, and customizability.
Furthermore, Avalanche Vista will consider assets across the full liquidity spectrum, including equity, credit, real estate, commodities, as well as those that are blockchain-native.
The initiative aims to demonstrate the merits of applying blockchain rails to historically more manual and operationally-intensive use cases, including asset issuance, settlement, transfer, and administration.
The initiative follows major milestones in asset tokenization, including Securitize’s tokenization of an interest in a flagship KKR fund on the Avalanche blockchain, marking the first time exposure to one of KKR’s alternative investment strategies had been offered in a digital format in the U.S.
Avalanche Vista aims to accelerate the growth of tokenization and its role in on-chain finance (“OnFi”) by unlocking broader access to private market investing.
Historically, investments in private markets have been primarily reserved for large institutional investors and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. The initiative aims to enable technologies that create significant efficiencies in these processes and improve the asset issuer and investor experience.
According to a report by Security Token Advisors, 77% of capital markets participants believe traditional securities will be digitized within 5-10 years, and the size of the tokenized securities market alone is expected to grow to $20 trillion by the end of 2030.
With Avalanche Vista, the Avalanche Foundation is taking a big leap forward toward realizing this future.
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Tokenization is a powerful technology with a wide range of potential use cases on the Avalanche network.
One of the key applications of tokenization is in the real estate industry, where it can be used to represent ownership in real estate assets. By creating digital tokens that represent fractional ownership in a property, it becomes easier to buy and sell these assets, which can be particularly useful in the context of large commercial properties or high-value residential properties.
Another area where tokenization can have a significant impact is finance. By representing financial assets such as stocks, bonds, and other securities as digital tokens on the blockchain, it becomes easier to trade and settle these assets securely and transparently.
Tokenization can also be used for identity verification, allowing for the secure storage and transfer of digital identities. This has the potential to reduce the need for central authorities in the verification process, making verifying identities easier and more efficient.
Other potential applications of tokenization on the Avalanche network include art and collectibles, renewable energy, and charity and non-profit organizations. As the technology continues to develop, it can be expected to have more innovative use cases, transforming a wide range of industries and applications.
Despite the potential for tokenization on the Avalanche network, the price of AVAX has remained relatively stagnant over the past few days. Over this period, AVAX has been trading within a narrow range of $13.10 to $13.53.
As of now, AVAX is trading at $13.18, which represents a decline of 1.2% over the past 24 hours and more than 5% over the past seven days.
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