Madison Metals Signs Uranium Forward Sales Agreement and Creates the First Uranium-backed NFT with Lux Partners
TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Madison Metals Inc. (“Madison” or the “Company”) (CSE: GREN) (OTCQB: MMTLF) is pleased to announce the signing of a historic and first-of-its-kind uranium forward sales agreement with Lux Partners Ltd. (“Lux”). Lux operates Lux Network, the first decentralized blockchain integrated with and operated by a network of regulated bank and money transmitter partners. The five-year exclusive supply agreement provides for the delivery of up to 20 million pounds of U3O8 from Madison’s uranium projects in Namibia following the commencement of commercial production. The fulfillment of the U3O8 delivery would back the first-ever uranium-backed non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”).
“Having the ability to potentially monetize our uranium resources at a premium using innovative technology provided by industry leaders is a testament to our forward-thinking strategy to deliver shareholder value,” said Duane Parnham, Executive Chairman and CEO of Madison Metals. “We believe there are many benefits to forward selling a portion of our assets in this way. We expect it to provide non-dilutive capital to explore, develop and mine our properties while also generating additional revenue through token trading fees.”
Parnham continued, “The Lux team has outstanding capabilities and a proven track record launching and driving demand for the most innovative products in the world, generating billions of dollars in revenue.”
Lux NFTs bring liquidity and universal access to the uranium market and usher in a new era for both the tokenization of physical assets and the distribution of the earth’s most valuable resources. Lux Uranium NFTs are to be minted exclusively on Lux Network but will be made available on every major blockchain thanks to the Lux Standard for asset-backed NFTs.
Starting Oct. 15, 2022 via the Lux Market, almost anyone in the world will be able to mint Lux Uranium NFTs. By selling direct to retail, Lux is able to offer buyers the lowest possible price, disintermediating opaque and inefficient financing with transparent and clear pricing. For more information please see Lux.Market.
“We are pleased to form this strategic alliance with Madison’s resource team to support the launch of Lux Uranium and the Lux Network (Lux.Network) of blockchains, which powers the minting, trading, and staking of the NFTs,” said Zach Kelling, CEO of Lux Partners. “Through staking, users are exposed to the upside of the uranium market while also earning additional fees from lending and liquidity. By digitizing assets, Lux expects to unlock greater price discovery, asset value, and liquidity throughout the entire mineral extraction lifecycle.”
Lux will initially tokenize 7.65 million pounds of U3O8 that Madison has contributed to the Lux partnership. This will be followed by an additional 12.35 million pounds to be minted as the market dictates. The sales of tokens are intended to generate cash which will be returned to Madison plus royalties from trading fees. Madison’s capital proceeds of funds will be used to advance compliant resource/reserve figures, as well as for engineering and economic studies and mining. Madison will also be managing a risk assessment program and hedge book to purchase additional uranium products as or if needed on a tax-neutral basis.
In connection with the forward sales agreement, Madison will issue three million common shares to an arms-length consultancy advisor that made introductions and facilitated the transaction. The common shares issued under the agreement are priced at CAD$1.22, as of close of market on Thursday, September 29, 2022.
About Madison Metals Inc.
Madison Metals Inc (CSE: GREN) (OTCQB: MMTLF) is an upstream mining and exploration company focused on sustainable uranium production in Namibia and Canada. Using cutting-edge technologies and modern strategies, Madison Metals is positioned to move advanced uranium assets to market quickly.
With over 50 years of mining experience, including 22 years in Namibia, its management team has geological and financial expertise and a track record of creating shareholder value.
About Lux Partners Ltd.
Lux is a FinTech company domiciled in the Isle of Man and partnered with a regulated and licensed money transmitter business. Lux enables institutions to take advantage of blockchain technology use-cases in a tax advantaged and regulated environment, with proper compliance, KYC, and AML procedures. Lux executives have an extensive track record of managing transactions and investments across a wide range of industries. Institutions and governments alike can send and receive tokenized assets, with proper compliance, KYC, and AML procedures. Lux processes transactions in crypto and fiat, given its ability to process Swift and Fed wires natively from the blockchain, while still providing the highest levels of security and privacy thanks to the Lux Bridge, which uses zero knowledge proofs to secure assets and enable private transactions over the Lux Network. Lux is uniquely positioned to launch a multitude of highly profitable and risk-weighted verticals that are exceedingly scalable within sizable and fast-growing markets. These verticals include secure transaction processing, asset management, DeFi ecosystems, and tokenized investments in natural resources and emerging markets.
Additional information can be found at Lux.Partners/about
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