IOTA, the open public goods infrastructure ushering in digital asset innovation, has registered as the first Foundation under the DLT Foundations Regulations of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).
This landmark achievement positions IOTA at the forefront of digital and real-world convergence in the financial sector in the region and globally. IOTA will work alongside ADGM’s authorities to push forward the regulatory landscape and bridge the gap between the real world and the digital one.
ADGM has one of the most progressive and responsive regulatory frameworks, making IOTA’s collaboration with ADGM a major stride toward bringing institutional investors and assets into the digital ecosystem.
The IOTA Ecosystem DLT Foundation will be seeded with over $100 million in IOTA tokens, to be vested over the next four years. This funding is earmarked for nurturing the IOTA ecosystem and accelerating the growth of the IOTA protocol.
Mr. Hamad Sayah Al Mazrouei, CEO of the Registration Authority (RA) of ADGM, said that, “Welcoming IOTA, one of the most established and well-respected blockchain protocols into ADGM’s DLT regime exemplifies our ambition to position Abu Dhabi’s stature as a prime location and ADGM as the leading jurisdiction for the blockchain industry. It is a strong validation of ADGM’s progress with its new and revolutionary DLT Foundations Framework. Working with companies like IOTA, ADGM aims to move towards a future characterized by setting global benchmarks in the ever-evolving blockchain and Web3 landscape.”
“The IOTA Foundation’s support from ADGM and our partnership with UAE authorities is about more than global expansion. It’s about ushering in a new era of regulatory synergy in the crypto markets. We want to ensure that we take the right steps toward digital autonomy for everyone, and that means making sure a diversity of communities take an active role in shaping the Foundation’s technology and governance,” commented Mr. Dominik Schiener, Co-Founder and Chairman of the IOTA Foundation.