Algorand announced that it has been chosen as the public Blockchain in Italy to be used for digital bank and insurance surety bonds. The project was developed by CETIF and supported by the Bank of Italy and IVASS.
Algorand is the new blockchain in Italy for digital bank and insurance surety bonds
There is increased adoption of Algorand, the Layer-1 public blockchain chosen as a tool to create a platform dedicated to digital bank and insurance surety bonds. This is being done by Italy, making it the first country in Europe to use blockchain technology for digital surety bonds with this new partnership.
Just in: Algorand has been selected to be the public blockchain that will support an innovative digital guarantees platform in Italy.
— Algorand Technologies (@Algorand) December 13, 2022
The new Algorand-based platform was developed by the Research Center for Technology, Innovation and Finance (CETIF) and is supported by the Bank of Italy and the Insurance Supervision Institute (IVASS).
And indeed, the CETIF Advisory is leading an ecosystem effort to develop an open blockchain-based “Digital Sureties” platform that will serve the needs of the Italian banking and insurance markets.
The new Algorand-based digital surety bond platform will be in place by 2023
The innovative project, which will ensure the use of Algorand’s blockchain by Italian banks and insurance companies, will be active from early 2023.
Not only that, it appears that the platform will also be used as part of Italy’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRP). This is an approximately €200 billion fund that the EU has earmarked for the Bel Paese to be used for joint grants and loans. The aim is to stimulate Italy’s economic recovery after the crisis resulting from the Covid19 pandemic.
In this regard, Federico Rajola, professor at CETIF, said:
“We selected Algorand because of its unparalleled level of innovation and security among permissionless DLTs, as well as because of its leadership in sustainability. Our goal is to help Italy not only recover from the economic impact of Covid-19, but also excel through innovation and leadership. Our ecosystemic projects are meant to help generate strategic platforms, such as the Digital Sureties platform supported by Algorand. We believe these platforms can and will dramatically contribute to the country’s competitive sustainability for the benefit of all.”
Algorand founder Silvio Micali also commented on the new partnership:
“We are proud and honored to be the public blockchain chosen by the Digital Sureties platform of Italy. Through Algorand’s technology, we can help solve for many critical issues facing financial institutions and governments across the world today, bringing opportunity and inclusion to communities in need everywhere.”
The launch of the Cometa protocol
Earlier this month, Algorand also announced the launch of Cometa, the protocol that would have all the potential to solve the liquidity-related problem.
It is one of Algorand’s most important concepts, enabling projects to attract liquidity cheaply and sustainably. Not only that, Cometa offers liquidity providers double trading fees and temporary loss protection.
In other words, Cometa could be represented as a one-sided liquidity loan, in which projects borrow stablecoins or native tokens for liquidity and use the projects’ tokens as collateral.
In this sense, the collateral does not remain idle, but rather is provided as liquidity to AMM. An innovative way to maximize capital efficiency.
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