# RWA Market: The Aave/Centrifuge Market for Real World Assets goes live

RWA Market: The Aave Market for Real World Assets goes live.

RWA Market uses the Aave Protocol to bring more liquidity to Centrifuge assets.

TLDR:

  • Built on Centrifuge and the Aave Protocol, the RWA Market is the first diversified real world asset market on the Aave Protocol
  • The RWA Market is launching with seven pools and is already allowing liquidity providers to deposit USDC.
  • RWA Market is serviced by END_Labs and allows businesses to finance their tokenized Real Estate Bridge Loans, Trade Receivables, Cargo & Freight Forwarding Invoices, Branded Inventory Financing, and Revenue Based Financing using crypto.
  • RWA Market allows users to diversify their portfolio with uncorrelated, stable assets.

How does this work? The Aave Protocol allows markets to be created where people can borrow tokens by depositing collateral. Interest rates go up and down depending on the utilization of the market.

Issuers create pools for their assets. Investors buy tokens from these pools by depositing stablecoins into the pool. The issuers can then borrow stablecoins against these assets and turn this into fiat currency for real world borrowers. For all pools assets and the performance of the portfolio is fully transparent on chain visible not just to investors but everyone; check it out. Pools typically focus on a specific asset class, for example real estate or trade finance.

“The RWA Market is a much needed building block not only for protocols such as Aave, but across DeFi as a whole. Knocking down barriers of entry and making DeFi accessible to all is part of the Aave Companies’ vision, and we are excited to be fulfilling this through the collateralization of real-world assets, made possible by Centrifuge.”

  • Stani Kulechov, Founder & CEO of the Aave Companies

With the RWA Market, when a pool has a need for capital the issuers can not just opt to accept direct investments but also deposit the pool tokens in the Aave protocol and thus directly borrow from any RWA Market investors. RWA Market investors get a diversified portfolio of senior secured real-world assets on the Centrifuge protocol, a portfolio completely uncorrelated to crypto assets.

So - are you curious? What questions do you have? Let us know as comments

The first Centrifuge Community Call of 2022 on January 13th at 18:00 CET will be dedicated to this topic.

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Huge!!

MakerDAO + Aave both integrated with.

who’s next?

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This is great news. Good job team!

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How long we need to wait until the Issuer counter-sign the agreement?

Acala and a potential DAO collab I guess

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congratulations! is there an easy how-to tutorial available?

Thanks!

Not yet because it just went live recently but maybe @Rhano can do a comprehensive guide for newcomers in the future :wink:

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It is definitely on my list :grinning: