Tokenising 118 Years of Hong Kong’s History (ft. Gary Liu)
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Founded in 1903, the South China Morning Post has been Hong Kong’s newspaper of record for decades. Under the baton of the SCMP’s current CEO Gary Liu, who joined in 2017, the publication transitioned from a print-focused media to a digital-first online newsroom. This digital transformation was further elevated when the Post became the first new organisation in Asia to champion a new blockchain standard. The standard, called ARTIFACT, uses NFT technology to give anyone a chance to own and trade historical moments of the publication’s 118 years of archives. On the backdrop of the imminent launch of the ARTIFACT marketplace, we caught up with Gary to hear his thoughts on this historical project, how and where people can collect these NFTs, and which events from Hong Kong’s history are minted into NFT.

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