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Real-world assets tokenization lacks infrastructure, not just regulation

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The merger between decentralized finance (DeFi) and traditional assets, has been held back by lack of infrastructure and regulatory standards worldwide, sources recently told Cointelegraph. "There simply haven’t been good institutional grade systems for these companies to get involved.

Obviously, they’re not going to just run their whole system using a regular blockchain wallet and centralized exchanges," said Colin Butler, global head of Institutional Capital at Polygon.Tokenization is a path to fractionalization, allowing more people to own a portion of an asset that would have to be sold as a whole before under a higher value.

Estimates from Big Four firm PwC set global assets under management to reach $145.4 trillion by 2025, a massive market expected to welcome more investors and, thus, improve assets' liquidity through tokenization.

Institutional investors — meaning players managing this capital across the world — are seeking "services that work well with what they’re already doing, that are easy to implement, flexible and upgradeable," noted Butler.

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