MANTRA, a blockchain platform focused on real-world assets (RWA), recently received a significant financial boost from Laser Digital, the digital assets division of renowned Nomura. This strategic investment aims to position MANTRA as the leading Layer-1 blockchain for RWAs in the emerging markets of the Middle East and Asia.

This collaboration promises to strengthen the implementation of RWA tokenization in these regions, combining MANTRA’s innovative expertise with Laser Digital’s vast experience in asset digitization. Laser Digital’s influence in the region is evidenced by its virtual asset broker-dealer and management and investment services licenses, both granted by the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority in 2023, as well as preliminary approval from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of the Abu Dhabi Global Market.

Jez Mohideen, CEO of Laser Digital, expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating: “We are excited to support MANTRA’s journey as it pioneers new frontiers in RWA and digital finance.”

Echoing his sentiments, John Patrick Mullin, CEO and co-founder of MANTRA, highlighted the strategic significance of the partnership: “We are extremely excited to welcome Laser Digital as a strategic partner. Laser Digital’s investment is not just financial, but an endorsement of our mission to make RWA accessible and operable through blockchain technology. Laser’s experience and network in the financial sectors will be invaluable as we expand our technology presence.”

MANTRA stands out for its commitment to becoming the global leader in RWA L1 blockchain, a platform that is meticulously designed to meet and exceed the regulatory requirements necessary for operations with real-world assets. With an estimated RWA savings of $16 trillion, MANTRA seeks to accelerate the adoption of tokenized RWAs by providing a blockchain infrastructure that is simultaneously regulated and accessible to developers and institutions, fostering interoperability and compliance across the tokenization space.


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