March 8, 2020
By Anjali Kochhar
Global cryptocurrency exchange OKX on Tuesday announced a partnership with a Hong-Kong based English Newspaper South China Morning Post (SCMP), with an aim to create collectible NFTs of their historical archives collected across 118 years which consists of video clips, stories, coverage of historical events which shaped the world.
“The content-driven NFTs will create new revenue streams for legacy media organizations and serve as a connecting link between the current generation and rich historical events which shaped the modern world,” an official statement shared with Blockchain Asset Review read.
According to the statement, the NFTs will highlight contemporary reports revolving around the Handover of Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule, the Asian Financial Crisis, the deaths of Deng Xiaoping and Princess Diana, the Avian flu outbreak, and much more.
OKX premium members will get an opportunity to own moments of history and be part of a community enthusiastically preserving history on the blockchain.
Commenting on the development Jay Hao, OKX CEO, said, “We are proud to onboard and serve our global family under the OKX Premium client program. There exists significant potential in the crypto and metaverse space and OKX is striving to create a more welcoming environment for all. Our collaboration with SCMP is just the beginning of this ambitious program.”
Gary Liu, SCMP’s CEO, said, “Through our artifacts whitepaper, we look forward to inspiring other ‘guardians of history’ to share our vision of making history more discoverable, connected, and collectible. We are delighted to have OKX as our partner in our endeavour to create media-centric metaverse projects.”
About the author
Anjali Kochhar covers cryptocurrency stories in India as well as globally. Having been in the field of media and journalism for over three years now, she has developed a sharp news sense and works hard to present information that goes beyond the obvious. She is an avid reader and loves writing on a wide range of subjects.