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Chainlink (LINK) Set to Connect Billions of People and Companies in Tokenization Market (crypto-news-flash)


  • Chainlink Labs has been working with global companies in real-world asset tokenization, including HSBC, which launched a blockchain-based platform for tokenized gold.
  • It’s also working with Swift, Australia’s ANZ Bank, America’s DTCC and many others, with the company predicting that this will be the year of mainstream adoption.

Tokenization is the fastest-growing digital asset and blockchain segment as more traditional companies seek to digitize their assets and target a global audience. Chainlink Labs has been at the core of the movement, and the company says this is the year for mass adoption.

At the annual Sibos conference organized by SWIFT, the Chainlink Labs team sparked conversations with some of the world’s largest financial companies, and the message was clear: “The industry is ready for tokenization.” Held in Toronto in September last year, the event brought together global leaders, including Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan and Royal Bank of Canada’s Dave McKay.

“The industry is ready for tokenization.”

At Sibos 2023, Chainlink Labs team members met with world-leading financial institutions. One insight from talking with industry leaders was that the financial system is ready for tokenization.

Since the September event, there have…

— Chainlink (@chainlink) January 24, 2024

Since the event, some of the world’s most prominent financial players have pushed on with this tokenization pledge. One of these is HSBC, Europe’s largest bank, which launched a tokenized physical gold trading platform in December. While tokenizing gold isn’t new, HSBC was the largest player to join the movement, and according to experts, it could be the pivotal moment for the $13 trillion gold industry.

HSBC has become one of the crypto industry’s most prominent allies and launched a digital asset custody service.

Chainlink: It’s Time for Tokenization

It’s not just HSBC that is pushing to tokenize physical assets. Six Digital Exchange, the digital asset trading subsidiary of Switzerland’s largest stock exchange, facilitated the first digital bonds for Swiss banks using real wholesale digital francs on a regulated DLT platform a month ago.

The tokenization revolution is here; even the regulators are waking up to the new reality. The UK has published regulations targeting the sector, permitting investment funds in the country to tokenize assets. Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and other global financial hubs are also working on regulations for the sector.

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, wrote history this month as it launched the world’s first Bitcoin spot ETF, alongside ten other companies. CEO Larry Fink stated recently that this was just a start and that the biggest opportunity is in tokenization.

“ETFs are step one in the technological revolution in the financial markets. Step two is going to be the tokenization of every financial asset,” Fink told CNBC.

Commenting on the latest wave, the Head of Capital Markets at Chainlink Labs, Thomas Trepanier, noted:

The industry is ready for tokenization. They also recognize the fact that CCIP is the most secure way to move their assets from Web2 to Web3.

Meanwhile, LINK is trading at $13.88, dipping 2.75% in the past day amid a wider red wave in the crypto market.

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