A recent whitepaper entitled The tokenisation of real assets, published by IFI Global and Jersey Finance, highlights the key barriers that currently prevent the development of tokenisation, despite a prediction that it will continue to grow in the decades ahead.
According to the report, tokenisation has three major benefits:
- Speedier transactions from automated processes
- More liquidity options through a larger pool of investors
- Distributed ledger technology increasing the transparency of transactions.
Despite this, concerns were raised about the regulation of tokenisation for several reasons, including its potential to disrupt the industry by opening up real assets to anyone with access to the internet.