Bounce RWC Auction: Enhancing The Value and Accessibility of Real-World Collectibles Through On-Chain Auctions

Bounce Brand
4 min readJun 5, 2024

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Real-World Assets (RWAs) are increasingly recognized for their benefits of enhancing tangible items’ accessibility and market efficiency by leveraging the blockchain technology. Bounce Brand leads the exploration of RWAs, focusing on innovative auction mechanisms for Real-World Collectibles (RWCs) to be traded on-chain in an exciting and rewarding way accessible to everyone. Let’s dive into the value of RWCs and how Bounce continues to innovate in this sector.

What are RWCs?

Real-World Collectibles (RWCs) are a type of Real-World Assets which are off-chain tangible items that can be tokenized and brought onto the blockchain to be utilized within decentralized finance (DeFi). The process of tokenization involves converting the value of RWCs into digital tokens, which can then be transacted on the blockchain. This allows the value of real-world tangible assets, such as artworks, jewelry, fine wine, to be represented digitally and used in various DeFi protocols.

Why Explore RWCs?

Exploring RWCs is worthwhile due to the unique opportunities and efficiencies offered by DeFi that are not available in traditional financial systems. Exquisite artworks, for example, often hold significant monetary value and are highly sought after. Tokenization of such artworks enables their value to be represented digitally, making them accessible to a broader audience. This process transforms traditionally exclusive, high-value art pieces into investment opportunities available to everyone, not just wealthy collectors.

Moreover, bringing artworks onto the blockchain via tokenization enhances market efficiency by eliminating the need for intermediaries such as galleries, auction houses, and brokers. In traditional financial systems, these intermediaries often charge high fees, which can deter market participation and reduce profitability for asset holders. DeFi, on the other hand, minimizes or eliminates these intermediary costs, allowing for direct transactions between buyers and sellers. This results in lower transaction costs, faster settlement times, and greater transparency, as every transaction is recorded on the blockchain ledger.

Bounce Brand Leads the Exploration of RWC Auctions

Bounce Brand recognizes the great potential of tokenizing Real-World Collectibles and exploiting this concept in on-chain auctions. Bounce RWC Auction offers a decentralized, on-chain marketplace where participants from around the globe can engage in auctions for various tangible collectibles. By representing the value of physical items digitally, Bounce enables auctioneers and participants to transact in a secure and decentralized manner.

Bounce has previously explored and successfully executed several RWC auctions, highlighting the viability and excitement of this innovative approach. For instance, in August 2023, Bounce hosted a public on-chain auction for the Diamond Hand Necklace, a 19+ carat diamond piece symbolizing the spirit of HODL. Another notable auction was for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, held in the fall of 2023. These events showcased Bounce’s capability to bring real-world luxury items into the digital auction space.

A key advantage of Bounce’s RWC auctions is the use of innovative auction models, which make the transaction of RWCs accessible and engaging for all participants. For example, the Diamond Hand Necklace and iPhone 15 auctions employed the Mutant English Auction model. Unlike traditional winner-takes-all auctions, this model ensures that both the auctioneer and each preceding bidder benefit from the bidding process. Every successive bid must exceed the previous one by a fixed rate, and the resulting price appreciation is shared between the auctioneer and the preceding bidder. This approach encourages more active participation by guaranteeing returns even for those who are outbid, making the auction experience more inclusive and rewarding.

New RWC Auction Coming Soon

Looking ahead, Bounce Brand will continue to innovate and expand its Real-World Collectible Auction offerings. We strive to make luxury accessories and renowned artworks more accessible to a broader audience. Future auction models will incorporate additional fun elements, such as competitive price guessing, to enhance the excitement and rewards for all participants. Stay tuned for more updates on Bounce’s upcoming RWC auctions, as we continue to explore the on-chain use cases of RWC.

About Bounce Brand

Bounce Finance is a decentralized platform dedicated to innovating and fulfilling the evolving needs of the Web3 space. Established in 2020, Bounce Finance is known for offering Auction-as-a-Service, an onchain auction protocol empowering Launchpad services and permissionless auctions for tokens, NFTs and RWAs.

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