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Tokenizing real-world assets: Start small, solve problems, drink milk

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Tokenization is poised to revolutionize the digital economy in the years ahead, contingent upon global governments and regulators adapting to this transformative wave.

At the 2024 London Blockchain Conference, Dimitrios Psarrakis, co-founder of ValueVerse digital finance strategy group, curated an esteemed panel titled “Navigating the Digital Horizon – Unveiling Government and Legal Frameworks and Real-World Applications of Digital Assets and Tokenization.” The panel featured notable experts including financial cryptographer Ian Grigg from the Peer For Peer Foundation, Nikhil Vadgama, director at DLT Science Foundation, David Almirol, Undersecretary at the Dept. of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) of the Philippines, and Max Bernt, Managing Director, Europe at TaxBit.

Psarrakis commenced the discussion by reflecting on his involvement in the sector since 2016 and his quest to enhance financial systems’ intelligence. He highlighted his contribution to the European Parliament’s blockchain resolution, addressing queries about the value proposition of tokenization, its economic implications, and potential impacts on business models.

Vadgama underscored that tokenization eliminates intermediaries, facilitates direct connections, enables smart contracts, and ensures immutability, asserting these as critical technological advantages transferred through tokenization.

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Regarding the penetration of tokenization, Vadgama pointed to notable use cases in the legacy financial sector, exemplified by stablecoins like USDT (Tether) and USDC (Circle), which enable seamless value transfers compared to traditional financial systems burdened with numerous frictions.

Grigg expanded on the benefits of tokenization beyond cost reduction, recounting a past venture where he tokenized internal currency to settle significant debts. He emphasized how digital tokens streamlined accounting and gained preference over fiat obligations among creditors, illustrating the intrinsic value of efficient accounting systems.

Discussing government perspectives, Almirol shared insights from the Philippines’ initiatives in blockchain adoption, notably integrating tokenized solutions into the national identity system through the eGov Super App. He stressed the government’s role in supporting such innovations to enhance efficiency and transparency across public services.

Acknowledging bureaucratic challenges, Almirol critiqued governmental inertia towards embracing emerging technologies like AI and blockchain, contrasting it with the private sector’s agility in tech adoption.

Psarrakis echoed concerns about governments’ slow adaptation to blockchain’s potential for enhancing transparency in areas such as digital identity, compliance, taxation, and anti-money laundering efforts, citing the need for a proactive regulatory framework.

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Bernt supported Almirol’s call for showcasing the benefits of tokenization to governments, noting varying regional approaches within Europe but a global trend towards establishing legal frameworks conducive to tokenized assets.

Grigg emphasized the necessity of regulatory clarity and the role of established legal mechanisms in facilitating widespread tokenization, underscoring the importance of contracts and trust structures in securing real-world assets digitally.

Vadgama lamented governmental silos hindering innovation and advocated for streamlined regulatory processes to capitalize on tokenization’s potential across diverse sectors beyond financial instruments.

Looking ahead, Vadgama envisioned future applications of tokenization extending to real estate, intellectual property, and commodities, drawing from decentralized finance (DeFi) models to enhance liquidity provision.

Almirol urged a focused approach to solving specific issues with tokenization, akin to nurturing a child with gradual steps towards broader implementation, emphasizing practicality and tangible benefits as catalysts for sustained growth in the tokenized economy.

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RAK DAO Partners with Phoenix Group PLC (PHX) and Internet of People (IOPn) to Commit $100 Million Investment to Boost Web3 Innovation in Ras al Khaimah

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Phoenix Group PLC and IOPn commit to investing $100 million to drive innovation and attract top Web3 talent to Ras al Khaimah by 2030.

This partnership aims to create a thriving ecosystem for blockchain and digital assets in the region.

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RAK DAO, the world’s first and only Free Zone with Common Law features established to support digital assets companies, has entered into a strategic partnership with Phoenix Group and IOPn. This collaboration aims to drive innovation, foster economic growth, and further position Ras al Khaimah as a global hub for Web3 pioneers. Phoenix Group, an ADX-listed company, is a leader in web3 development in the UAE. IOPn is an integrated Web3 ecosystem that leverages blockchain, AI, and cutting-edge spatial computing.

As part of the partnership, Phoenix Group and IOPn have committed to investing $100 million into the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah by 2030 leveraging RAK DAO’s infrastructure. This substantial investment underscores Phoenix Group and IOPn’s dedication to stimulating innovation and attracting top-tier professionals to the region within the Web3 space. The partnership seeks to target, encourage and attract highly-skilled individuals in Web3, crypto, blockchain, and developer domains to the region. Phoenix Group and IOPn aim to enrich the local talent pool by leveraging initiatives such as the Golden Visa programs and RAK DAO business licenses through investment. By nurturing top-tier talent, RAK DAO, Phoenix Group and IOPn seek to create a thriving ecosystem that harnesses cutting-edge technologies – including blockchain, spatial, and cognitive solutions for economic development and sustainability.

Dr. Sameer Al Ansari, CEO of RAK DAO has expressed, “We are thrilled to welcome Phoenix Group and IOPn as RAK DAO’s Ecosystem Partners. The $100 million investment marks a significant milestone in our mission to establish Ras al Khaimah as a premier destination for Web3 innovation and talent. By leveraging Phoenix Group and IOPn’s expertise and resources, we are poised to further enrich our dynamic ecosystem that fosters cutting-edge technologies and attracts the brightest minds in the blockchain and digital asset sectors.

This collaboration underscores our commitment to driving economic growth and sustainability through technological advancements. We look forward to welcoming top-tier professionals and pioneering initiatives that will redefine the digital landscape of Ras al Khaimah.”

Mr. Seyed Mohammad Alizadehfard (Bijan), Co-founder & Group CEO of Phoenix Group, elaborated on the new strategic dimensions of the partnership, stating, “Our joint venture marks a pivotal expansion of our commitment to blockchain infrastructure aimed at enhancing the technological landscape in Ras al Khaimah. Our partnership will not only drive innovation but also strategically position the Emirate as a leading center for blockchain excellence globally.”

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Mr. Mojtaba Asadian, Founder and CEO of IOPn, added: “IOPn builds on the visionary leadership of Ras Al Khaimah and the supporting environment created by RAK DAO to provide a unique opportunity for top-rated world talent to innovate and create value. IOPn is doing this by offering a powerful new Web 3.0 ecosystem and using the significant proven capabilities of Phoenix Group. We’re thrilled to be embarking upon this partnership with RAK DAO in collaboration with Phoenix Group.”

At the heart of this collaboration lies a commitment to access and nurture top-tier talent within the blockchain and Web3 industries. By enriching the local talent pool and fostering an environment conducive to innovation, RAK DAO, Phoenix Group and IOPN aim to drive forward-thinking initiatives that redefine the landscape and highlight the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah as an attractive destination for top talent. This six-year partnership and substantial investment underscore their dedication to stimulating innovation and attracting top-tier professionals.

 

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xPortal Enhances Solana Crypto-to-Cash Experience with New Ecosystem Integrations

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 xPortal, the ultimate financial super app for everything money, developed by the MultiversX team, is thrilled to announce significant enhancements to its platform, aimed at elevating the Solana ecosystem experience for both new and existing users.

These updates include the ability to top up xPortal Debit Cards with SOL, the listing of numerous SPL tokens, and the integration of leading SOL dApps in xPortal’s Discover section, the app’s multi-chain dApp hub. This development further cements xPortal’s role as a unique bridge between the digital and physical worlds, facilitating seamless transitions from crypto to cash for holders of top cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), MultiversX (EGLD), Solana (SOL), and Polygon (MATIC).

Starting today, xPortal users can effortlessly top-up their xPortal Debit Cards with their SOL holdings. This new feature allows Solana enthusiasts to use their crypto for shopping easily and manage their finances quickly, making it simpler than ever to transition from digital assets to real-world spending power.

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Additionally, xPortal now supports over 20 Solana-based SPL tokens, providing users with expanded opportunities to manage and interact with their favorite Solana assets. The new tokens available on xPortal include $PYTH, $IO, $JTO, $WIF, $BONK, $JUP, $RAY, $BOME, $HNT, $POPCAT, $BEER, $USDT, $USDC, $LINK, $LDO, $FTM, $RPL, $SUSHI, $DADDY, and $BODEN. This extensive list ensures that users can now enjoy a comprehensive Solana experience directly from the xPortal app, with more tokens being activated weekly.

The xPortal Discover section has also been enhanced with the addition of top-tier Solana decentralized applications (dApps). Users can now explore and interact with premier Solana dApps, including Jupiter Exchange, Raydium Protocol, and Kamino Finance.

Sergiu Biris, Head of Product at MultiversX and xPortal Lead, commented on the update: “These latest developments are a testament to our dedication to providing a complete experience for our users and represent a significant step forward in our mission to bring blockchain technology into the mainstream and make crypto payments the norm.”

“We’ve spent considerable time equipping xPortal with a unique set of features that make it stand out: unmatched simplicity and ease of use, beautifully abstracted complexity, the ability to bridge physical and digital realms, and many others. We’re excited to make access to all these features ecosystem-agnostic,” Biris added.

 

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ChainSwap Adds BNB Chain to Their Decentralised Exchange

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ChainSwap, a multi-chain decentralized exchange (DEX), has integrated BNB Chain into its platform, adding to its growing list of supported networks. The new integration will enable users to conduct transactions on the BNB network, with plans for cross-chain transactions in the near future.

The incorporation of BNB Chain has seen ChainSwap continue to expand its multi-chain DEX, cementing its commitment to provide users with a secure platform for seamless cross-chain transactions. This is enabled by Chainlink’s Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP), delivering unparalleled security and privacy for transactions taking place on the platform.

Fitzy, Founder and CEO of ChainSwap, was emphatic on the importance of the new integration: “Integrating the BNB chain on our network will help our users navigate Web 3 space, and plays into our mission of growing, and becoming increasingly interoperable”.

With plans to enable cross-chain transactions between BNB Chain and other leading blockchain networks, ChainSwap aims to further expand the utility of its seamless cross-chain transactions for users.

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