Could tokenizing unique real-world assets make DeFi exciting again?

2023 has been a “huge year” for tokenization in decentralized finance, Ben Forman says.

The ParaFi Capital managing partner says he is surprised that most tokenization activity arrived “post-FTX,” when institutional interest seemed to be “waning in the space.”

Speaking to Blockworks on the Empire podcast (Spotify/Apple), Forman says that now, institutional entities like JPMorgan, Invesco and KKR give a consistent answer to the question: “What are you most excited about in the blockchain space?” 

“Eight or nine out of 10 times, you’re going to hear: ‘tokenization of real-world assets.’”

According to Forman, 150 to 200 different teams are building in the…

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