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Neutral And DLT Finance Launch The First Regulated Trading Platform For Tokenized Environmental Assets

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Neutral, a technology company building market infrastructure for environmental assets, and DLT Finance, a BaFin-licensed trading and brokerage firm, have partnered to launch the first regulated trading platform for tokenized environmental assets, including carbon and renewable energy credits. 

Financial leaders like Larry Fink and David Solomon are vocal advocates for tokenization of traditional assets. In 2023, the on-chain value of these assets surged by $1.05 billion, mainly in sectors like Treasuries and real estate. The market, currently covering $2.49 billion in value, is expected to cover $10 trillion by 2030. Environmental asset markets are expected to follow this trend with significant interest from sovereign and regional entities for tokenized environmental asset trade. This is underscored by Nasdaq’s recent announcement that they will be transitioning Puro, a leading carbon removal registry, to blockchain infrastructure. 

Launching out of Germany, Neutral integrates its pioneering technical infrastructure with DLT Finance’s regulated services to enable this launch. The Neutral trading platform is built for the intricacies of environmental assets markets and provides the necessary supportive services to enable efficient interaction and trade. Users will be able to execute buy and sell orders instantly using standardized trading instruments, select the specific assets they want to redeem or deposit in the instrument, take credits back to their registry account, or retire them directly on the platform.  

The European Union has proven to be a leader in both environmental markets and enabling tokenized trade. The region is home to the largest compliance carbon trading scheme in the world, valued at 750 billion euros in 2022, demonstrating the significant interest in the region for leveraging environmental assets to mitigate climate change. The EU has also recently adopted the Markets in Crypto Legislation (MiCA) in 2023, providing regulatory clarity for tokenized trade and the use of smart contracts. 

“We have ever-increasing interest from institutional clients and market participants to tokenize traditional assets but regulatory frameworks and infrastructure have not kept up with technological progress,” says Farouq Ghandour, Co-founder and CEO of Neutral. “With this…

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