CurioInvest and Chainlink Bringing Real-Time Valuations to Collectible Car Market

CurioInvest collaborates with Chainlink to provide the world’s first real-time benchmark price for collectible cars

Vaduz, Liechtenstein; 24 June 2020 – CurioInvest.com, the go-to blockchain platform for tokenized investments in ultra-rare cars, is pleased to announce its collaboration with Chainlink to bring transparency and trust to price valuations for our collection of tokenized vehicles. 

CurioInvest uses the blockchain to democratize investment into ultra-rare cars by tokenizing them on the blockchain. Investors can buy “car tokens” which trade like shares and represent a stake in a particular vehicle. The car tokens can then trade on open markets, providing liquidity to typically illiquid markets.

For decades, pricing classic and collector vehicles has been extraordinarily challenging, requiring research for historic provenance and scrolling across auction results to find comparable car values. These challenges keep many potential participants out of the market and result in users having to pay hefty fees to third party evaluators to identify originality and determine the real market price of such assets. 

Starting today, CurioInvest is working with Chainlink to challenge the status quo by creating a reliable and neutral price feed for determining the value of ultra-rare, collectible cars. Chainlink is a decentralized oracle network that allows the blockchain to connect to data feeds existing outside the blockchain in a highly secure and reliable manner. CurioInvest will leverage Chainlink to aggregate multiple data feeds into a single trusted valuation, bringing price transparency to each rare car or collectible asset available on our platform.

The benefits are tangible as traders can invest in any of CurioInvest’s car tokens and trade against a reliable benchmark. Having a reliable benchmark will increase market liquidity and decrease slippage, all with the comfort of knowing that originality and prices for rare cars are being sourced by a pool of trusted independent sources. 

By combining a Chainlink-enabled benchmark with independent valuations across secondary sources, CurioInvest will bring real-time access to the valuations of collectible cars. This is a world’s first, and a major step towards CurioInvest’s goal of bringing liquidity to non-bankable assets.

This collaboration sets an unprecedented milestone in the world of collectibles, previously known for notoriously opaque pricing. CurioInvest joins the high caliber group of DeFi projects striving to enhance price transparency and liquidity through the use of Chainlink’s secure and reliable oracles, including Synthetix, Loopring, Aave, and DMM.

The CurioInvest ‘Founders Series’ collectible, a 2015 Ferrari F12tdf CT1, has been chosen for the first iteration of the integration: It’s currently in the fundraising round, of which more details can be found here

Moreover, this integration serves as a valuable stepping stone for greater decentralization of the CurioInvest platform. Some planned features on our roadmap include a distributed collateral pool of digital assets backed by collectibles,  which may collateralize stablecoins and even DeFi products such as insurance protection. Such products would significantly rely on various Chainlink price feeds to keep stable and fully collateralized. Having reliable financial products backed by real-world assets could bring substantially more liquidity to collectible car tokens and other rare assets. 

Commenting on the collaboration, Daniel Kochis, Head of Chainlink Business Development stated “We’re excited to provide secure and reliable data oracles to CurioInvest to help them pioneer a new market dynamic around bringing real-time benchmark prices to the collectibles industry. This can not only expand the amount of liquidity available for rare assets, but provision trading markets based on reliable data feeds.”

Fernando Verboonen, Cofounder at CurioInvest says: Chainlink brings crucial infrastructure for building the CurioInvest ecosystem, ultimately making rare collectible assets as liquid as possible. It genuinely provides the missing piece in the puzzle that I’ve been seeking, allowing CurioInvest to easily create a system of valuation analytics for all CurioInvest’s rare cars or other collectibles.

CurioInvest aims to build a transparent marketplace for many different types of collectibles and this collaboration lays the initial architecture towards offering a transparent, secure, and practical marketplace. 

A revolution in collectibles. Be part of it and make history with us. 

About CurioInvest

If you’re an investor or collector and want to learn more about tokenized cars, visit CurioInvest to learn more about our upcoming assets and Investor relations. If you want to schedule a call to discuss your asset more in-depth, reach out here.

CurioInvest provides a technology platform for investments in ultra-rare cars, and the creation & management of institutional-grade digital assets. Asset managers and private investors will be able to diversify in top-vetted tokenized collectables that trade at stock markets. In the $20B collectable car market, CurioInvest offers the highest security, full automation, and a customizable, yet highly scalable wealth-tech solution based on DLT. The company was founded by a former team member of kooaba after the exit to Qualcomm. Within just 2 years of foundation, CurioInvest has created a significant footprint in the industry considered by UBS Future of Finance and McKinsey’s venture program among the top 10 Swiss FinTechs. 

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About Chainlink

If you’re a developer and want to connect your smart contract to off-chain data and systems, visit the developer documentation and join the technical discussion on Discord. If you want to schedule a call to discuss the integration more in-depth, reach out here.

Chainlink is a general-purpose framework for building and running decentralized oracle networks that give your smart contract access to secure and reliable data inputs and outputs. It provides oracles to leading DeFi applications like Synthetix, Aave, and DMM; numerous blockchains such as Ethereum, Polkadot, and Tezos; and large enterprises in Google, Oracle, and SWIFT.

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CurioInvest Announces ‘Founders Series’ 2015 Ferrari F12tdf CT1 Digital Asset Capital Raise

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F12tdf Founders Edition
F12tdf Founders Edition

Vaduz, Liechtenstein; ​15 June 2020 – CurioInvest, the market leader and technology pioneer for tokenized collectables, is pleased to announce its Founders Series 2015 Ferrari F12tdf CT1 digital asset capital raise.

Now clients have access to collectable assets to build a diversified portfolio with real assets. In times of market turmoil and uncertainty, CurioInvest is providing an alternative to traditional asset classes previously reserved to the very few.
Just a few weeks ago, CurioInvest business model was recognized among the top 10 Swiss FinTechs by McKinsey’s leading start-up program venture.ch as well as broadcasted on the National TV across all Switzerland.

As Credit Suisse highlighted in its 2018 report, from 1980 to 2017, classic cars were by far the best performing collectable asset. Moreover, as Hagerty Index shows from 2007 to 2019 rare Ferrari prices increased +340%, with clear spikes during the periods of monetary stimulus. However only the very wealthy few benefited from this value appreciation, until now. CurioInvest is challenging this status quo.

CurioInvest collectable car offering is reachable to all, with a low minimum purchase of just $100. Once the Soft cap is reached, the car will be professionally stored, maintained, and insured on behalf of the investors by reputable world-class partners. CT1 represents the 2015 Ferrari F12tdf of the top “concours” grade, from the highly prestigious limited-edition (799 production run), invitation-only series.

In an unprecedented manner, investors will be able to trade tokens peer to peer without any trading window restrictions or lock-ups. This unique feature enables our investors to participate seamlessly in collectable assets starting with $1 by trading directly on the upcoming exchanges.

CurioInvest founder Says: It’s a big step in expanding CurioInvest’s footprint and ecosystem and making real assets such as collectible cars accessible to the public.”

A revolution in collectables. Be part of it and make history with us.

The CT1 digital asset capital raise is expected to be finalized mid-July 2020.

More details regarding the CurioInvest ‘Founders Series’ 2015 Ferrari F12tdf CT1 digital asset capital raise. https://curioinvest.com/car/4

About CurioInvest
CurioInvest provides a technology platform for investments in ultra-rare cars and the creation & management of institutional-grade digital assets. Asset managers and private investors will be able to diversify in top vetted tokenized collectables that trade at stock markets. In the $20B collectable car market, CurioInvest offers the highest security, full automation, and a customizable, yet highly scalable wealth-tech solution, based on DLT. The company was founded by a former team member of kooaba after the exit to Qualcomm. Within just 2 years of foundation, CurioInvest has created a significant footprint in the industry considered by UBS Future of Finance and McKinsey’s venture.ch program among the top 10 Swiss FinTech’s.


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The race to create the next wave of blockchain innovation

curio invest - the race to create the next wave of blockchain innovation
curio invest - the race to create the next wave of blockchain innovation

It has been a wild, crazy journey – in the past decade, events in the crypto world have had all the elements of a Hollywood blockbuster. First, we had the origin story: Satoshi Nakamoto, the enigmatic author of the legendary Bitcoin white paper published in 2011, who has remained shrouded in mystery. Then, we had The Wolf of Wall Street era – the wide-eyed optimism, hype, and bluster of the crypto boom in 2017. Nowadays, the crypto market is more reminiscent of a grisly survival movie like The Revenant, as blockchain firms battle to escape the crypto winter after being mauled by the bear market.

So what comes next? You’ve probably never seen a Hollywood blockbuster about prudent, incremental government regulation. With good reason – let’s face it, that would be a really boring movie. But the fact is that most industry insiders now say that if blockchain is to enter the mainstream and fulfill its potential, it needs to leave all the drama behind. For this to happen, a stable regulatory foundation will be essential.

That’s why a number of jurisdictions are now in a race to create a solid legal foundation for the next wave of blockchain innovation. At the top of the pack, two neighbouring countries at the heart of Europe, Switzerland and Lichtenstein, are often mentioned as regulatory pioneers.

Indeed, despite the ravages of the crypto winter, the blockchain sector has actually expanded in Switzerland and Lichtenstein, with the number of firms using blockchain technology increasing 20% in 2018. This can be partially attributed to significant progress on the regulatory front.

Switzerland
In December 2018, the Swiss government published a wide-ranging blockchain strategy, which aimed to create the legal underpinnings of the blockchain industry. Unlike territories like Lichtenstein and Malta, which opted to create bespoke legislation, Switzerland has opted to amend existing legislation to accommodate the blockchain sector. The aim is to allow emerging blockchain firms to innovate and grow by integrating them into the wider Swiss financial market, which has thrived for decades.   

In contrast to the regulatory systems in the US and EU, Swiss financial laws tend to be based on broad principles rather than prescriptive definitions. This gives the financial regulator FINMA a considerable degree of leeway to exercise discretion in individual cases. This flexibility can be a huge asset when trying to protect investors and eliminate fraud, without curtailing the creative freedom of innovative startups.  

For those launching a security token offering (STO), it will soon be possible to register with FINMA so that tokens can be sold and traded legally. In addition, proposed amendments would give smart contracts a foundation in law, so that they can be used to legally define the rights of token holders.

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Lichtenstein
Lichtenstein is a tiny microstate nestled in the mountains on Switzerland’s eastern border. Although both Switzerland and Lichtenstein share the same currency, there are some pretty major differences in terms of how the countries are run: while Switzerland has one of the most decentralised political systems in the world, Liechtenstein likes to keep it old school with a constitutional monarchy.

But while this all might sound a bit 18th Century, the current Crown Prince, Alois, is actually very tech savvy and enthusiastic about blockchain technology. Unlike Switzerland, Lichtenstein has opted to create tailor-made legislation to regulate the industry. The Blockchain Act focuses on regulating the transfer of digital assets and defining trusted technologies that can be used by businesses seeking to leverage distributed ledger technology (DLT).

Another major advantage of Liechtenstein for firms launching an STO is that unlike Switzerland, it is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA). Thus, as long as the project gains regulatory approval from the Financial Market Authority of Liechtenstein, the security tokens can legally be traded throughout the EU and in the EFTA member states of Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. In addition, the token is given an International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) which means that it can be traded on traditional financial markets like a conventional security.

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Curio Invest is launching one of the world’s first tokenized supercars: a Ferrari F12tdf

The best of both worlds
It is for these reasons that Curio Invest opted to create a base both in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. While Switzerland offers the thriving blockchain ecosystem of crypto valley, Liechtenstein provides a unique way to launch a fully legally compliant and tradable asset-backed security token. By leveraging the best of both worlds, Curio is launching one of the world’s first tokenized supercars: an STO directly backed by a Ferrari F12tdf. Click here to find out more.