Singaporean Company Launches World’s First Blockchain-Enabled Carbon Trading Exchange

By Brian Njuguna   Nov 01, 2019 1 Min Read

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AirCarbon Pte, a Singaporean exempt private company, has established the first-ever blockchain-powered carbon trading exchange (CTX) that will permit corporate buyers and airlines to sell and purchase tokens subsidized by carbon offset credits. This is based on the approval of the International Civil Aviation Organization. 

According to Bloomberg, the company has appealed to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to be given a valid market operator license as its objective is to have the carbon trading exchange entirely operational in 2020. 

It is projected that some credits to trade will be generated after the exchange finances the registration costs of various carbon-mitigation projects free of charge. 

CTX usually offers spot exchanges in many worldwide environmental commodity markets, such as water and renewable energy certificates. Expressly, it provides a bridge between potential investors and project developers, as well as an end-to-end solution for selling and buying credits. 

It also utilizes a distinctive technical IT infrastructure that is founded on cloud computing. Blockchain is, therefore, deemed fit in propelling CTX as it will instigate immutability and transparency. 

As reported by Blockchain.News on Oct. 18, CIMB Bank Singapore and iTrust successfully finished their first trade financing transaction. It was founded on iTrust’s functional Blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) structure. 

 

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About the author

Brian Njuguna
He is an accomplished corporate writer and entrepreneur based in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a Bachelors of Economics & Statistics, Second Class Upper Division, from Kenyatta University. Brian has a penchant for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency because he believes the present systems will be altered by these innovations as they reign supreme as we gear towards the fourth industrial revolution or 4IR.




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