Tokenization: The Future of Real-World Asset Integration in the Digital Space

3 min readAug 29, 2023


In the rapidly advancing digital realm, the ongoing dialogue surrounding cryptocurrencies often revolves around their intangibility, speculative nature, and the influx of seemingly whimsical assets, like meme-coins. While the debate goes on, the real transformative potential lies not in these digital currencies per se but in an underlying principle: tokenization.

Understanding Real-World Asset Tokenization

Traditional cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin represent a new class of assets. In contrast, tokenization seeks to marry tangible, real-world assets with blockchain’s benefits. This process transforms deeds, titles, and rights from physical or paper entities to digital, on-chain representations. Assets ranging from artwork, real estate, luxury items and even treasury bills and stocks can be tokenized.

The essence of this transformation is that tokenization lets you create liquidity for things that aren’t liquid today. Imagine the democratization potential. Instead of elite clubs trading high-value collectibles or real estate, anyone could buy a share, however small, of these assets.

Global business advisory firm Boston Consulting Group forecasted that the market for tokenized assets could mushroom to $16 trillion by 2030.

Advantages of Tokenizing Real-World Assets

  1. Cost Efficiency: Eliminating traditional middlemen like lawyers, brokers, and banks can significantly reduce transaction costs.
  2. Liquidity and Accessibility: Tokenization can make traditionally illiquid assets more accessible and tradeable. Assets previously limited to few can now be owned by many, promoting inclusive investment.
  3. Flexibility and Speed: Tokenization facilitates 24/7 trading, sidestepping conventional ‘working hours’ and the lengthy settlement periods of traditional markets.
  4. Transparency and Trust: Blockchain’s transparent nature fosters trust and accountability among traders.

Integrating Altr’s Vision with RWA Tokenization

In this vast landscape of tokenization, Altr aims to stand as a beacon for luxury collectibles enthusiasts. The fragmentation feature is live enabling you to buy shares of one-of-a-kind luxury collectible and its pioneering light digitisation feature, allowing collectors to bridge their tangible treasures with the digital realm, is set to be launched in September 2023. Altr is building an ecosystem where these digitised assets can be employed as collateral for lending, unlocking untapped liquidity avenues. This ecosystem is powered by the LCD token.

The Future

Tokenization is revolutionizing the way we perceive and trade real-world assets, from art to intellectual property. By bridging the physical and digital domains, it promises a more inclusive, liquid, and dynamic market landscape. The fusion of the tangible with the blockchain opens up uncharted territories for investors and enthusiasts alike.

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