Prontoblock, an innovative blockchain and Web3 company, will partner with EPIC ESG to utilize smart contracts in the form of Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs), and introduce utility tokens to support the structure of on-chain green bonds for large-scale projects. Prontoblock will issue approximately $300 million in notional value in the form of on-chain green bonds to support EPIC ESG’s take out needs for the company’s clean energy projects.
According to a 2022 report by McKinsey, capital spending on physical assets for energy and land-use systems required to decarbonize the global economy and to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 are estimated to be $9.2 trillion annually, and $275 trillion in total.
EPIC ESG’s clean energy, carbon sequestration and disruptive agricultural solutions address pressing green energy challenges within the United States. To fund and manage these solutions, Prontoblock will launch a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), an emerging corporate model that democratizes and automates governance utilizing logic embedded within smart contracts, to secure financing, streamline operations and improve reporting.
Powered by Prontoblock’s platform, this partnership will generate highly secure tokenized green bonds to open up market access for a broad spectrum of investors with increased efficiencies, and fractionalized ownership. This will help increase liquidity and decrease the cost of capital for all participants.
By issuing NFTs on a distributed ledger, the ownership rights of these green bonds will be easily traded on multiple centralized and decentralized crypto exchanges globally – delivering new and superior functionality with digital assets over traditional ones.
“We are very excited to be working with Prontoblock, given their capital markets and blockchain expertise, to advance our ESG initiatives,” says Kyle Barnett, CSO of EPIC ESG. “This partnership will democratize retail access to bonds and accelerate the rollout of critically needed clean energy projects.”
“The opportunity for Prontoblock to support worthy projects in the ESG space is a deserving use case for our technology,” says John Murphy, Co-founder and Chairman of Prontoblock. “The DAO and green bonds issued by our platform will significantly increase access to food supply, uninterrupted clean energy and the offsetting of carbon emissions. As the need for capital for climate-related investments in the coming decades will be immense, supporting EPIC ESG’s endeavors is a moral imperative for Prontoblock.”