10 Oct, 23

What is Asset Tokenisation?

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Asset tokenisation is a cutting-edge concept that’s fusing the traditional financial sector with modern-day blockchain technology. At its core, asset tokenisation is the process of converting real-world assets into digital tokens on a blockchain. This innovative approach offers a plethora of advantages over traditional asset management methods, making assets more accessible, easier to transfer, and simpler to manage.

The Genesis of Asset Tokenisation

The inception of asset tokenisation can be traced back to the growing need for better asset liquidity and the advent of blockchain technology. The blockchain, with its inherent traits of immutability and transparency, provides the perfect platform to create and manage digital representations of tangible or intangible assets.

Traditional Assets vs Tokenised Assets

While traditional assets are often bogged down by cumbersome regulatory processes, high transaction costs, and a lack of transparency, tokenised assets promise to alleviate these pain points. They offer a more streamlined, efficient, and transparent process for asset ownership and transfer.

The Underlying Technology: Blockchain

Blockchain technology forms the backbone of asset tokenisation. It ensures the authenticity and ownership of the tokenised assets, making transactions secure, transparent, and immutable.

The Process of Asset Tokenisation

The journey of asset tokenisation begins with the verification of asset ownership, followed by the creation of digital tokens, asset valuation, and finally, the distribution of these tokens.

Step 1: Verification of Asset Ownership

Before an asset can be tokenised, its ownership must be verified by a trusted authority to ensure legal compliance.

Step 2: Token Creation

Once ownership is verified, digital tokens representing the asset are created on the blockchain.

Step 3: Asset Valuation

The asset is then valued, and this value is reflected in the price of the digital tokens.

Step 4: Token Distribution

The tokens are distributed to investors, who can now own a share of the asset without having to deal with the traditional hurdles associated with asset ownership.

Advantages of Asset Tokenisation

Tokenisation comes with a slew of benefits including increased liquidity, greater market efficiency, and lowered entry barriers for investors.

Increased Liquidity

By breaking down assets into smaller, more affordable shares, tokenisation boosts liquidity, making it easier for individuals to buy and sell assets.

Greater Market Efficiency

The streamlined process of buying and selling tokenised assets can lead to more efficient markets with fewer intermediaries and lower costs.

Lowered Entry Barriers

Tokenisation lowers the financial barrier to entry, allowing more people to invest in assets that were previously out of reach.

Regulatory Landscape

Navigating the regulatory landscape is crucial for the adoption of asset tokenisation. A well-defined legal framework and standardisation are essential for its success.

Establishing a legal framework for asset tokenisation is crucial to ensure its legitimacy and foster trust among investors.

Compliance and Standardisation

Standardising the process of tokenisation and ensuring compliance with local and international regulations is pivotal for the growth of asset tokenisation.

Real-world Examples of Asset Tokenisation

Various sectors like real estate, art, and commodities are already exploring the benefits of asset tokenisation.

The Future of Asset Tokenisation

The road ahead for asset tokenisation is laden with both challenges and opportunities. Upcoming developments promise to further refine and popularise this innovative concept.

Upcoming Developments

As the technology matures, we can expect to see more refined processes and broader adoption of asset tokenisation.

Challenges and Solutions

Despite the potential, challenges like regulatory hurdles and technological limitations need to be addressed to harness the full benefits of asset tokenisation.

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The Future Landscape: Liquidity in a Maturing Market

As the crypto market matures, the expectation is that liquidity will stabilize, reducing the chances of market manipulations and ensuring smoother trading experiences.


Asset tokenisation is poised to revolutionize the way we handle and invest in assets. By bridging the gap between traditional finance and modern technology, it promises to bring about increased liquidity, greater market efficiency, and lowered entry barriers for investors.


What is asset tokenisation?

Asset tokenisation is the process of converting real-world assets into digital tokens on a blockchain.

How does asset tokenisation work?

It involves verifying asset ownership, creating digital tokens, valuing the asset, and distributing the tokens to investors.

What are the benefits of asset tokenisation?

It offers increased liquidity, greater market efficiency, and lowered entry barriers for investors.

What is the role of blockchain in asset tokenisation?

Blockchain ensures the authenticity and ownership of tokenised assets, making transactions secure, transparent, and immutable.

What are some real-world examples of asset tokenisation?

Real estate, art, and commodities are sectors where asset tokenisation is being explored.

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