The United kingdom govt has blocked a Royal Mint prepare to build a “digital gold” token that would trade on a cryptocurrency exchange.
In accordance to resources cited in Reuters, the British finance ministry refused to approve the 1,100-calendar year previous Mint’s programs to situation as considerably as $1 billion well worth of “Royal Mint Gold” (RMG) tokens, which would have been backed by gold property stored in the the authorities-owned Mint’s vaults.
“Sadly, because of to industry disorders this did not verify attainable at this time, but we will revisit this if and when current market problems are suitable,” a Mint spokesperson was cited as expressing.
Originally, The Royal Mint experienced planned to checklist the tokens on a blockchain-centered trade operated by U.S. derivatives exchange CME, which also manages the greatest regulated bitcoin futures market. On the other hand, the CME backed out of the partnership just prior to the scheduled launch day late very last calendar year, delaying the venture and forcing the Mint to pursue a cryptocurrency exchange listing to help save the job.
The sources cited in the report prompt that CME, which launched bitcoin futures in Dec. 2017 and has found insignificant-but-expanding volumes in this industry, may well be “cooling” towards this nascent asset class. “CME’s management altered, and they walked away, didn’t want to get included,” one source explained to the publication.
CCN experienced initially reported the Royal Mint’s options to produce a blockchain asset back in 2016.
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