Avalanche's native token AVAX and Near Protocol's NEAR held early solid Friday as the broader market trimmed gains from early this week, taking cues from equities.
Avalanche's inclusion in the Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) tokenization initiative Project Guardian likely galvanized investor interest in its native token AVAX.
Under MAS's Project Guardian, Onyx by J.P. Morgan and Apollo Global demonstrated a blockchain Proof of Concept for revolutionizing asset management, paralleling Citi's use of similar technology for FX trade simulations, according to announcements from Avalance and the MAS. Onyx is JP Morgan's blockchain-based fixed-income trading network.
These demonstrations showcase how tokenization and smart contracts can automate and enhance the efficiency and scalability of financial services, a priority for the Singaporean regulator's push towards utilizing blockchain for FinTech and not crypto.
Meanwhile, NEAR likely drew strength from a series of positive announcements during the Nearcon conference.
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