The United Kingdom has dropped its plans to launch a government-backed non-fungible token (NFT) aimed at enhancing the country’s approach to crypto assets.
Andrew Griffith, Economic Secretary of the Treasury, disclosed to Parliament that the Royal Mint, tasked with creating the NFT, would not proceed with the plan but would keep the proposal under review.
HM Treasury Cancels NFT Plans
Recall that Rishi Sunak, the UK’s Prime Minister and former Chancellor of the Exchequer, asked the Royal Mint to create the NFT in April 2022. The token was scheduled to be released by the summer of that year.
The Royal Mint is the official supplier of the UK’s coins. As the oldest company in t
he nation, it is a limited company wholly owned by His Majesty’s Treasury.
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