Tokenising 118 Years of Hong Kong’s History




Founded in 1903, the South China Morning Post has been Hong Kong’s newspaper of record for decades. In November 2021, the SCMP announced that it has become the first new organisation in Asia to champion a new blockchain standard. The standard, called ARTIFACT, uses NFT technology to give anyone a chance to own and trade historical moments of the publication’s 118 years of archives. On the backdrop of the imminent launch of the ARTIFACT marketplace, we caught up with Gary to hear his thoughts on this historical project, how and where people can collect these NFTs, and which events from Hong Kong’s history are minted into NFT.


Gary Liu is the CEO of the South China Morning Post. Before joining the SCMP in 2017, he was the CEO of a New York data-driven news platform Digg, and prior to that was Head of Labs at music streaming service Spotify. Under Gary’s leadership, the SCMP completed its transformation from a print-focused media outlet in Hong Kong into a digital-first online newsroom with a global focus.

Guest:Gary Liu

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