# Belarus

Based on the news coming from Belarus, one can hardly avoid noticing that the country leads the charge in making the CIS region a brighter spot on the cryptoworld map. Despite being sometimes portrayed as a rather isolated nation, Belarus remains largely open to the crypto technologies whose adoption often enjoys the support of the public authorities. Recently, a company from Belarus launched what is reported as the first global platform for tokenized securities. It should allow the users to place bets on the price trends of traditional assets such as gold and pay for them with cryptocurrencies. This report comes at the time when Belarus has already moved on with legalizing cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Similarly, Belarussian president Alexandr Lukashenko has recently presented a plan to use a nuclear power plant to provide energy for a huge new crypto mining center in this country.