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Avalanche Foundation Pledges $50M to Boost Tokenized Assets on Its Blockchain

Avalanche Foundation commits $50 million towards buying tokenized assets minted on its network. The Avalanche Vista program seeks to increase the presence of digital versions of traditional investment products on the layer 1 blockchain.

Avalanche Foundation's $50M Boost for Tokenized Assets

The Avalanche (AVAX) blockchain's supporting foundation has declared a commitment of $50 million for purchasing tokenized assets minted on its network. This initiative was announced on Tuesday and follows Avalanche's invitation to financial institutions to explore blockchain services on one of its subnets.

The program, known as Avalanche Vista, is designed to bring a greater array of digital forms of traditional investment products to the layer 1 blockchain. These products include equities, credit, real estate, and commodities.

Tokenization has been identified as a crucial trend in the crypto space this year. Both traditional finance (TradFi) stalwarts like Franklin Templeton and crypto-centric firms are increasing their offerings of traditional financial assets, frequently referred to as real-world assets (RWA) in crypto parlance. These assets include items like government bonds, now made available in the form of blockchain-based tokens. The Boston Consulting Group has predicted that the tokenized asset market could explode to a staggering $16 trillion by 2030.

Founder and CEO of the structured finance platform Intain, Siddhartha S, stated in the press release that "Moving parts of the asset administration process on-chain allows issuers to have one workflow and one system of record, facilitating a superior, more streamlined user experience for service providers and investors."

Ethereum, the most significant smart contract platform, is the top choice for tokenized assets. However, smaller blockchains such as Stellar, Solana, and Polygon also command substantial market shares, as reported by real-world asset data platform

Avalanche, an Ethereum contender, is a smart contract platform known for its rapid transactions and scaling capabilities. It is structured as a network of smaller sovereign networks known as subnets.

The tokenization fund is part of Avalanche's broader initiative to encourage financial institutions to experiment with and implement blockchain-based services on one of its subnets. Asset management firms WisdomTree and T. Rowe Price were among the companies that participated in the testing, as reported by CoinDesk in April.

In September last year, investment powerhouse KKR tokenized a segment of its private equity fund with Securitize using the Avalanche network.