HKSAR Government’s Inaugural Tokenised Green Bond Offering

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Congratulations to the HKSAR Government’s on the successful issuance of tokenised green bond worth HKD 800 million! The bond, as part of the Government Green Bond Program (GGBP), marks the first tokenised green bond issued by a government worldwide. Check out the article below to learn about the bond and how innovative technologies further strengthen the city’s leading position as a green and sustainable finance hub.

 

Recap of the important highlights made by our local financial professionals on the tokenisation of green bonds:

 

  • Hong Kong has been proactively promoting the application of innovative technologies in the financial field, and is actively exploring new concepts and technologies to enhance the efficiency, transparency and security of financial transactions.
  • It is believed that distributed ledger technology has the potential to transform financial markets for the better, from democratising access to financial services, to cheaper and more diversified investing through tokenisation.
  • The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), as the HKSAR Government’s representative under the GGBP, will issue a whitepaper in due course to summarise the experience learnt from this issuance, set out the next steps and provide a blueprint for issuing tokenised bond in Hong Kong.

 

Source: HKMA

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