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Central African Republic Dives Deeper into Tokenization
The Central African Republic (CAR) is expanding its Sango blockchain initiative to include the tokenization of land and natural resources. Recently, the CAR National Assembly passed a law, receiving unanimous approval, that facilitates online business visa applications and simplifies the process for both locals and foreigners to establish businesses in sectors like real estate, agriculture, and forestry. This move follows CAR's earlier efforts in the crypto space, including the launch of Project Sango in May 2022 and its brief adoption of Bitcoin as a national currency.
Korean Banks Pave the Path to Tokenization
Private banks in South Korea, Hana Bank and Woori Bank, have taken a keen interest in tokenized deposits, commonly known as Deposit Certificates or CDs. CDs offer an alternative rooted in blockchain technology, serving as an equivalent to private stablecoins and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). Presently, it's being viewed as a potential substitute for customary notes and deposits without disrupting the existing banking system.
World’s Most Expensive Painting to Become an NFT
Salvator Mundi, attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and famously sold for $450.3 million at Christie’s New York, is set to be transformed into a NFT. The digital tokenization of this controversial artwork, depicting Christ with a crystal orb, will be carried out by ElmonX, a digital assets platform, in collaboration with Bridgeman Images, an international image licensing company. The terms of the NFT sale are scheduled to be revealed on August 12. This initiative follows the successful NFTization of renowned artworks such as Mona Lisa, Van Gogh’s Starry Night, , Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker, and Claude Monet’s Nymphéas, each created in partnership between the two entities. A total of 330 editions of the Mona Lisa were sold for £150.00 each.
Securitize Brings Tokenization to European Equity Market
Securitize, a digital asset trading platform, has started tokenizing equity in Spanish real estate investment trust, Mancipi Partners. The tokens will trade on the Avalanche blockchain from September. This marks the first tokenized equity issuance under the European Union’s pilot scheme for distributed ledger technology, supervised by the European Securities Market Authority. Securitize will also undergo a six-month supervision period by Spain’s National Securities Market Commission (CNMV). Securitize's CEO, Carlos Domingo, believes the move will significantly benefit European businesses, providing new avenues for capital raises and potential tax benefits.