NEAR Helps CurioInvest Expand Carbon Neutral Tokenization of Collectible Assets

CurioDAO Ecosystem
3 min readSep 8, 2021

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Liechtenstein, Sept 8, 2021 — The NEAR Foundation has awarded CurioInvest, a developer grant to solidify its position as the pioneer in tokenizing collectible assets. By building on NEAR, a carbon-neutral certified blockchain by South Pole Global, CurioInvest will offer a Tesla Roadster with the goal of offsetting its carbon footprint to aid in the fight against climate change.

“Imagine a world that is both tokenized and carbon neutral,” said Fernando Verboonen, CurioInvest’s co-founder. “Our mission at CurioInvest is to make every real-world asset a tradable asset and thanks to NEAR’s grant we can now accelerate this adoption in a carbon-friendly manner. We envision a more open, free, and fair society, and believe that carbon-neutral tokenized assets have the potential to achieve that goal.”

CurioInvest was the first to use blockchain technology to democratize investments in one-of-a-kind physical collectible assets for as low as $1 per token, allowing anyone to own a piece of some of the most unique car collectibles. A rare Ferrari F12tdf was the first in the world to be tokenized this way. The technology guarantees that once you obtain tokens representing an asset, no single authority can erase or change your ownership where your ownership of that asset remains entirely immutable. CurioInvest is among leaders in this fast-growing space with more than 500 available and upcoming physical, collectible assets.

With 5 categories already added on CurioInvest and RollApp, the platform has only scratched the surface of available alternative assets historically limited to just the wealthy. As a carbon-neutral certified platform, NEAR and CurioInvest, together with carbon credit provider South Pole, are seeking to introduce sustainable luxury assets as well, beginning with a rare Tesla Roadster.

The grant will enable CurioInvest to bring its novel security token, CAR Security Token, to NEAR and accelerate its expansion to tokenize such real world assets by minting blockchain shares, or more precisely security tokens, that build upon the popular ERC-20 standard on NEAR. This follows the Security Token Guidelines published by the Liechtenstein Blockchain Act, making CurioInvest the most complete platform for investing in and trading alternative assets. For more info visit https://curioinvest.com/

About Curio:

CurioDAO, a multi-chain NFT platform where users can easily mint RWA NFT, get liquidity or earn yield by creating farms. CurioDAO brings fractional investing to real-world asset NFTs. Beyond having the first-mover advantage and access to a unique supply of rare collectibles, our USP is reg-tech & blockchain. While focusing on asset tokenization, we gained early traction via our product CurioInvest. CurioDAO is recognized as top 30 by the number of members, and began deep integrations with NEAR, Chainlink, MakerDAO, Polkadot, BSC, SKALE.

About NEAR Foundation:

We exist to enable community-driven innovation to benefit people around the world by shepherding governance of the NEAR protocol, the easiest blockchain platform to build on. Visit https://near.foundation/

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