The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) released a report on its study Project Evergreen, which explored the impact of bond tokenization on the market. The study highlighted the potential of distributed ledger technology (DLT) to improve real capital market transactions within the existing legal framework in Hong Kong. By leveraging DLT, bond tokenization offers benefits such as efficiency, liquidity, and transparency in the bond market. It enables paperless transactions, eliminates the need for physical certificates, allows interaction on a common DLT platform, and enhances transparency through real-time data synchronization. However, the report also acknowledges that tokenization of bonds is still in its early stages and faces challenges that need to be overcome. It emphasizes the importance of connecting different tokenization solutions and conventional systems to avoid fragmentation, as well as the need to fine-tune legal and regulatory regimes to support technology adoption. This report aligns with Hong Kong’s efforts to position itself as a hub for crypto and With normal currency, banks and governments control everything – they’re the central authority. But cryptocurrencies work differently! Instead of one central group calling all the... More finance activities.
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