Written by: George Prior
Tens of trillions of dollars in private assets are to be unlocked in the next decade as in-the-know investors pile into a radical technology revolution driven by blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT).
This is to be achieved through the ground-breaking concept of “tokenization of investments”, says Nigel Green, CEO of deVere Group, one of the world’s largest financial advisory, asset management and fintech organizations, which has partnered with Oryzon, a new venture capital fund that invests in the next big opportunities in cutting edge technologies.
Oryzon venture partner, Dr Abdalla Kablan, an award-winning serial tech entrepreneur, investor and globally renowned academic, explains:
“We’re at a tipping point. Soon blockchain will develop much more sophisticated architectures, decentralized ledger technologies that will not only allow for storage but the processing too.
“IoT devices will collect data and will exhibit intelligent behavior.
“In turn, this will enhance the capabilities of data acquisition, administration, and processing beyond what we currently have, meaning that AI systems are going to improve to an unimaginable level.
“This convergence will disrupt all industries from financial services to healthcare, real estate, biotech and education, amongst many others.”
Nigel Green continues: “Clearly, investors will not want to miss out on the potentially enormous rewards from a once-in-a generation technology revolution.
“This is why we created this new fund, which is run by a team of some of the most renowned names in technology and finance.
“Together we identify opportunities by analyzing trends, predicting the right winners, and investing in them.”
The game-changing CEO goes on to say: “There are hundreds of trillions of dollars in private assets that are locked into companies awaiting their ‘big break’ or IPO.
“This has made these opportunities highly illiquid and only available to an exclusive club of ultra-high net worth investors who can wait to reap the highest returns.
“However, blockchain technology allows us to now digitalize value through tokenization, solving this problem of liquidity.
“Therefore, investors can enter and exit their VC investments whenever they want, and this will unlock tens of trillions of dollars.”
When investing with Oryzon, the investors also buy a token that is representative of their investment in the Oryzon Fund. This token is called the Oryzon Token or ORX.
This approach means that for the first time ever, venture capital investors are able to cash out on – or double down - on their investment immediately by selling their Oryzon Token on the Oryzon Token Marketplace.
Dr Kablan concludes: “This is a moment of critical mass in terms of these truly ground-breaking technologies.
“The radical tech shake-up that’s on the cusp of dominating almost all sectors will change how business is done forever.”
Nigel Green concludes: “This gives investors unprecedented opportunities, especially as tokenization allows us to solve the illiquidity challenge traditionally associated with this type of investment.
“Experienced investors will know that the coming together of blockchain and artificial intelligence is an inflection point in history.”