Tokenization: The Flip Side of the Coin

Turning traditional assets into digitally traded data is one of the most commonly cited benefits of emerging technology, including distributed ledgers. But the reality is that the process is far more difficult than it seems.

With the Royal Mint project officially being placed into cold storage, arguably one of the most high-profile examples of tokenization, the questions on everyone’s minds point to the value of digitizing traditional assets and whether the market is ready to embrace this technology. If tokenization is the future of trading, why are these projects taking so long to take flight?

When news broke in late October that the Royal Mint would be shelving its digital gold project, blaming “market conditions

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