UK Government Plans to Create an NFT

The non-fungible token will represent the government's commitment to crypto technology and investment.

Apr 4, 2022 at 3:19 p.m. UTC
Updated Apr 4, 2022 at 5:01 p.m. UTC

Camomile Shumba is a CoinDesk regulatory reporter based in the UK. She previously worked as an intern for Business Insider and Bloomberg News. She does not currently hold value in any digital currencies or projects.

The U.K. government said it plans to issue a non-fungible token (NFT) to signal its commitment to a "forward-looking approach" on cryptocurrency technology and investment.

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak asked the Royal Mint, the producer of British coins, to make an NFT in coming months, John Glen, minister and economic secretary to the Treasury, said at the Innovate Finance Global Summit on Monday.
  • This will be an "emblem of the forward-looking approach we are determined to take," Glen said.
  • The announcement also included the government's vision for stablecoins and distributed ledger technologies as part of its strategy for the U.K. financial services industry.
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