Klaytn plans to explore ship-asset tokenization with Korindo, NEOPIN

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  • The Kakao-backed Layer 1 blockchain network plans to explore tokenization practices with a shipping unit of Korindo, an Indonesian conglomerate.

Klaytn, a Layer 1 blockchain network developed by South Korean internet giant Kakao, has partnered with PT Pelayaran Korindo and NEOPIN to explore tokenization opportunities.

The Klaytn Foundation said in a statement shared with The Block that it plans to develop a real-world asset tokenization business model with ship-related assets held by the shipping subsidiary of Korindo, whose businesses cover various industries including natural resources, logistics, heavy industry, paper, finance and real estate.

“Ship finance typically involves the financing of ship building and purchasing by offering the ships themselves as collateral,” Klaytn added. “The tokenization of ship assets is expected to significantly expand the accessibility of ship finance to individual investors as well as institutions, contributing to the diversification of investment assets for web 3-based finance.”

The blockchain company explained that its RWA initiative — starting with the tokenization of ship assets — is expected to enhance liquidity and diversify investment channels.


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Klaytn did not disclose the potential size or value of such tokenization for ship-related assets as the partnership is still in the memorandum of understanding phase. 

Sangmin Seo, Representative Director of Klaytn Foundation, said that the blockchain network has gained practical experience in the service-building process, “from identifying excellent RWA tokenization projects to launching actual services.”

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Timmy Shen is an Asia reporter for The Block. Previously, he wrote about crypto and Web3 for Forkast.News from Taiwan after spending more than three years in Beijing covering finance and current affairs at Caixin Global and Chinese tech at TechNode. His China-related reporting has also appeared in The Guardian. When he's not chasing headlines, you'll find him savoring hot pot and shabu shabu in a Taipei local haunt. Timmy holds an MS degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Send tips to [email protected] or get in touch on X/Telegram @timmyhmshen.