Tron to Issue National 'Fan Token' in Dominica
A national fan token will be issued by blockchain network Tron in conjunction with Dominica's government as announced on Oct. 7. The DMC token promotes Dominica's national and cultural heritage and uses token mechanics for the first time.
A fan token is typically associated with a sports team, allowing token holders to vote on decisions like jersey color. As a result of the agreement, Tron will serve as a nation's national blockchain infrastructure. Tron's native digital tokens have been granted "statutory status," which means they can now be used as a medium of exchange in the country, according to an ordinance issued on the same day.
According to an official statement from the Prime Minister's Office of Dominica, “This is a historic step for Dominica in its drive to enhance economic growth by embracing digital innovation and appointing TRON Protocol as its designated national blockchain infrastructure. TRON Protocol is one of the leading global blockchain platforms, known for its efficient and cost-effective crypto settlement system.”
Digitization will be a boon for all sovereign nations, including Dominica. In order to enhance Small Island Developing States' integration into the global economy, Tron's blockchain infrastructure will be open and cost-effective.
In June, Dominica passed the Virtual Asset Business Act, enabling token partnerships. The ECCB helped draft the bill. According to opposition politicians in Dominica who supported the bill, it would create a niche and initiative that would greatly benefit young Dominicans. According to Dominica's ordinance, exchanges between Tron's native tokens and the East Caribbean dollar (XCD) will be free of capital gains tax.
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