Better money for all
Right now, asset-backed tokens are solving many of the devaluation problems that come from other tokenization methods. This is largely due to the tangible value tied to the token and how that affects volatility and intrinsic value.
Gold is money, and for 5,000 years, it has been used as a medium of exchange. Gold, as an asset class, has one of the richest and longest histories of all the natural assets to have been bestowed with such high value by humankind. So if we can tie the value of gold to a token, you have a unique way to protect against impending doom and enforce stability in the system.
Just as the Internet revolutionized information flow, the blockchain will revolutionize information validation. Mass disintermediation will be the next quantum leap in human productivity. Blockchain is poised to eliminate 99% of the friction involved in transacting in real things, such as gold, silver, and other commodities, displacing all who are currently employed in those frictional processes.
People that are calling cryptocurrency the next money and currency are missing the bigger picture. When you combine gold, which is one of the oldest forms of payment, with a technological and financial advancement like asset-backed tokens, you have the best of both worlds. Transacting on the blockchain will give gold asset-backed crypto-tokens tremendous value, in the same way that the global oil trade in US dollars gave the US dollar its throne seat for over forty years – people are forced to use it.
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