The cybercrime division of the Gendarmerie in France has been validating judicial expenses incurred during investigations and recording them on Tezos since Sept 2019. Smart-contracts are designed to allow the justification of an expense without the risk of disclosing operational activities and jeopardizing ongoing investigations.
Security Token Offerings (STOs)
A STO is a representative of ownership rights recorded on the blockchain and is programmed into a smart-contract. This opens up the investment market for illiquid assets such as real estate, art and commodities and even private equities to a wider base of investors. Below are some examples of how Tezos has been used for STOs.
BTG Pactual, Latin America’s largest investment bank and Dalma Capital, a prominent Dubai asset manager making an announcement to utilize Tezos blockchain for STOs of ReitBz mid last year. The institutions plan to pipeline in excess of USD 1 billion for existing and prospective token issuances with a wide variety of traditional and alternative investments.
Fundament Securities GmbH is the first of its kind to be approved by German financial regulator, BaFin, for their 250m EUR real estate-backed STO. They also provide end-to-end infrastructure for digital securities. They plan to introduce a legal-tech solution for tokenizing regulated financial products on Tezos. Moving forward they will build on Tezos as a default blockchain solution.
In London, tZero and Alliance Investment planned to tokenize River Plaza, a luxury residential development in Manchester on the Tezos blockchain. Alliance Investments intends to tokenize at least $25 million of the value of River Plaza. River Plaza is the UK’s first real estate-backed STO and the first project of Alliance Investments’ real estate tokenization plan to tokenize $640 million of real estate projects across the UK in the next several years.
Gaming & Digital Collectibles
Tezos is also venturing into the gaming and digital collectibles industry. Coase, launched by Tezos Co-Founder Kathleen Breitman, is building a digital collectible card game – Emergents on top of Tezos and aims to easily let people acquire and swap cards that they actually want.