Bank of China’s investment arm BOCI has utilized the Ethereum blockchain network to issue $28 million worth of digital structured notes.
The bank has become the first Chinese institution to issue this type of tokenized security in Hong Kong, global investment bank UBS said in a recent press release.
The notes, which were worth CNH 200 million, were initiated by UBS and distributed to clients in the Asia-Pacific region.
This transaction marks the first product of its kind in Asia-Pacific, established under Hong Kong and Swiss law and tokenized on the main Ethereum blockchain.
”Working together with UBS, we are driving the simplification of digital asset markets and products, for customers in Asia Pacific through the development of blockchain-based digital structured products, designed specifically for customers in Asia Pacific," Ying Wang, Deputy CEO at BOCI, said in a statement.
This follows UBS’ previous efforts to tokenize fixed-rate notes worth $50 million in December 2022 under English and Swiss law.