Ripple’s CBDC advisor has revealed how the company plans to use tokenization to transform the real estate industry.
California–based blockchain company Ripple Labs has announced plans to revolutionize the real estate industry through tokenization. Ripple’s CBDC advisor Anthony Welfare made the announcement on Twitter yesterday.
#CBDCs are gaining traction globally and @Ripple CBDC team are focussing in on Real world use cases for a CBDC or #stablecoin. Last week I shared two real use cases at a CEE Fintech conference in Romania:#Tokenization is the Future of Real Estate
· The pilot combines the… pic.twitter.com/OMe1ieq8d1
— Antony Welfare (@AntonyWelfare) July 7, 2023
According to Welfare, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are gaining traction, and Ripple is making significant efforts to create real-world use cases for them. Ripple’s focus is to tokenize the real estate industry.
Notably, Welfare recently made a presentation at a fintech conference in Romania titled: “Tokenization is the future of real estate.”
In his presentation, he showcased a pilot program that combines the hypothetical digital Hong Kong dollar (e-KHD), finance lending protocols, and tokenized real estate.
Per Welfare, the pilot program, which leverages Ripple’s CBDC platform, allows users to tokenize real estate as loan collateral.
It is worth noting that the initiative is part of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s (HKMA) CBDC pilot program. Ripple joined the program on May 18, 2023, partnering with Fubon Bank to offer solutions for real estate tokenization.
Countries See Ripple as CBDC Frontrunner
Meanwhile, Ripple has been selected for multiple CBDC pilot projects. Earlier this month, Colombia became the latest country to select Ripple for its CBDC pilot program.
Aside from Colombia, countries like Montenegro, Bhutan, and Palau have also selected Ripple to develop similar projects.
Commenting on the development, Welfare said the XRP Ledger (XRPL) serves as the basis for CBDC pilots.