COVID-19 pandemic has hit the economy of many countries tremendously, with employees taking pay cuts, companies asking their employees to step down, overall it’s not a good scenario. Amidst this came the news of Stephane Distinguin, founder and CEO of the international tech company, Fabernovel in France, giving a suggestion which would help them spring back their economy as it was earlier for the smooth functioning of the nation. He suggested selling off the historic and world-famous painting of Mona Lisa.
As per reports in Dailymail.uk.co., France is suggested to sell this masterpiece, which has an unsolved mystery behind the smile for a whopping €50billion. In conversation with French magazine Usbek & Rica he said, “Day after day, we list the billions engulfed in this slump like children counting the fall of stone into a well to measure its depth. We are still counting, and this crisis seems unfathomable. As an entrepreneur and a taxpayer, I know that these billions are not invented and that they will necessarily cost us. An obvious reflex is to sell off a valuable asset at the highest price possible, but one that is the least critical as possible to our future.”
This painting by Leonardo da Vinci's has been said to be created in 1503 and has been at display in the newly renovated room of Louvre Museum in Paris, France since 1797.
According to him, this will fetch money for the country; also it is not just the responsibility of the giants of the tech world to keep contributing when options like this are also available. He also spoke about tokenizing, and also thought of new ways such as cryptocurrency for quick solutions.
Stephane said, “In 2020, we have to get the money where it is. So sell family jewellery. Otherwise, only the Googles, Apples, Facebooks, Amazons, Microsofts, Disneys, Netflixs, Alibabas and Tencents of this world will be able to contribute to the funding of culture.' ALSO READ: Union Home Secretary Gets A Letter Asking To Ban TikTok; App Ratings Go Down After Faizal Siddiqui Row As #BanTikTok Trends On Twitter
“Since 2014, technology has advanced and it opens up new paths. The blockchain and cryptocurrency community quickly came to my rescue. We could consider 'tokenising' the Mona Lisa, it would be a question of creating a digital representation of an asset on a blockchain,” he added. ALSO READ: #ZeeNewsSealKaro Demand Twitterati After 28 Employees In Noida Office Test Positive For Coronavirus
“It would be like a big global subscription. Legally and technically, this solution would have many advantages: it would allow France and the Louvre to keep control of the painting. One can even imagine that this ploy would garner the assent of the great Leonardo da Vinci, he who painted but also mastered all the sciences and technologies of his time,” he added further. ALSO READ: Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir Shred Pakistani Cricketer Shahid Afridi To Bits For His Anti-India Statement - Videos
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