April 19, 2024

Plumeberg News — 19.04.2024

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The Plumeberg News offers weekly insights into the Real World Asset (RWA) sector, carefully curated by the Goonheads specifically for Plume goons.

Here is an overview of what the Plumeberg News will cover:

  1. Weekly RWA Highlights
  2. RWA Market Commentary
  3. Narrative Overview
  4. RWA Category Insights
  5. Tokenized Assets Analytics

1)Weekly RWA Highlights

DWF Labs and DMCC Extend Partnership — DWF Labs has renewed its partnership with DMCC, Dubai’s premier free zone authority on commodities trade, to further enhance the blockchain ecosystem in the MENA region. This renewal includes a continued investment of $5 million in Web3 businesses.

Bitget Lists New Cryptocurrency — Bitget has announced the addition of Parcl(PRCL) to its Solana Ecosystem and RWA Zone. This listing is aimed at facilitating global real estate transactions through perpetual futures in a decentralized manner.

New Collaborations and Rewards on NerveSwap — RWA Inc, SwapAcross, Fansland, and GemX Crypto are joining the REI Network ecosystem. Users can stake NVT-REI LP to earn an APR of up to 117% on NerveSwap.

Launch of Aurora’s Forwarder Platform — Aurora Labs introduces the Forwarder, a new tool that simplifies token transfers between centralized exchanges and multiple blockchain networks, addressing network fragmentation issues.

Introduction of Condo, the RWA Meme Token — Condo has launched on the Base chain as the world’s first RWA meme token. Unlike traditional meme tokens, Condo integrates real-world asset investments with a strategic treasury management approach.

Band Protocol and Coreum Integration — Band Protocol is partnering with Coreum to simplify the tokenization of real-world assets (RWAs) within the Cosmos ecosystem. This integration aims to provide a seamless and effective solution for developers using Band Oracle services.

Centrifuge’s New RWA Lending Protocol — Centrifuge plans to introduce a real-world asset lending protocol for institutions on Coinbase’s Base network, following a successful $15 million venture capital investment.

Aptos Ascend Initiative for Institutional Assets — Aptos Labs, leveraging the Move programming language, has launched Aptos Ascend. This initiative, supported by partners like Microsoft and SK Telecom, focuses on institutional digital asset solutions.

Shift in Asset Tokenization to Public Blockchains — According to a former Grayscale executive, traditional financial institutions are increasingly interested in using public blockchains for asset tokenization, driven by a narrative led by firms like BlackRock.

Asset Tokenization by Abrdn on Hedera Hashgraph — Abrdn is leading the way in asset tokenization using the Hedera Hashgraph blockchain, coinciding with a proposal to enhance the blockchain’s functionality despite market fluctuations.

US Treasuries Competitively Tokenized by Major Firms — BlackRock and Franklin Templeton are actively competing to tokenize US treasuries onchain, seeing Ethereum as a reliable platform due to its regulatory standing and potential for real yields.

2)RWA Market Commentary

This week, the tokenized asset market continued to gain momentum, despite a recent exploit highlighting security concerns.

The Real World Asset (RWA) sector continues to evolve with significant partnerships, technological innovations, and strategic expansions that are reshaping the landscape of tokenized assets.

The latest insights highlight several key developments and performance metrics:

Strategic Partnerships and Expansions

This week, we observed notable collaborations and renewals that promise to enhance the blockchain ecosystem and RWA integration.

  • DWF Labs and DMCC’s renewed partnership, involving a $5 million investment, indicates a robust confidence in the MENA region’s blockchain future.
  • Similarly, the introduction of Condo as the world’s first RWA meme token on the Base chain underscores a growing trend to combine humor and investment in the cryptocurrency space, potentially attracting a wider audience to the RWA sector.

Technological Advancements

Technological innovations such as Aurora Labs’ Forwarder platform and Band Protocol’s integration with Coreum are pivotal. These tools and partnerships not only simplify the tokenization and transfer processes across various blockchain networks but also ensure that RWAs can be integrated more seamlessly into existing digital frameworks, enhancing user experience and adoption.

3)Narrative Overview

Top Performing narratives (MTD performance):

  • FriendTech: 68%
  • Ordinals: 63%
  • NFTs: 45%
  • RWA: -29%

RWA Index Ranking 3rd

4)RWA Category Insights

Market Cap: $8.7B (-0.2%)

Top Gainers:

  • Credefi (+25%)
  • Propy (+21%)
  • Blocksquare (+15%)

Market Cap Ranking:

  • Ondo $ONDO
  • Pendle $PENDLE
  • XDC Network $XDC

5)Tokenized Assets Analytics

Private credit

  • Active Loan Value: $605M
  • Total Loans Value: $4.4B
  • Total Loans: 1861

Tokenized Treasures

  • Total Value: $1.2B (+1.5%)
  • Average Yield To Maturity: 5%
  • Holders: 1,682


  • Market Cap: $156B (+0.6%)
  • Weekly Transfer Volume: $381B (-23%)
  • Weekly Active Addresses: 1,236k (-7%)


The Real World Asset (RWA) sector, though currently experiencing a notable downturn with a -29% performance index MTD, is primarily driven by market volatility. However, it also presents a potential opportunity for savvy investors. The lower valuations could be an opportune entry point for those looking to capitalize on the eventual market upturn, which is supported by the increasing trend of tokenizing assets on public blockchains.

The endorsement by leading financial institutions such as BlackRock and Franklin Templeton in using public blockchains for asset tokenization signifies a significant shift. It not only underlines the growing trust and acceptance of these platforms for their reliability and scalability but also their potential to comply with stringent regulatory standards. This trend could catalyze broader institutional adoption and foster a more robust infrastructure for RWAs.

About Plume

Plume is the first modular L2 blockchain dedicated for all real world assets (RWAs) that integrates asset tokenization and compliance providers directly into the chain. Our mission is to simplify the convoluted processes of RWA project deployment and offer investors a blockchain ecosystem to cross-pollinate and invest in various RWAs. In addition, Plume enables RWA composability through its thriving DeFi applications and provides access to high-quality buyers to increase liquidity for all tokenized RWAs.

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