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Blockchain-based Solution to Assist in KYC Dilligence: Bankchain

Indian banks ready to launch first blockchain-based solution to map corporate borrowers  A blockchain-based solution designed to help Indian banks and non-banking financial companies do their know your customer diligence of corporate borrowers, evaluate corporate lending risk, and manage vendors is ready to be deployed by the year-end. The solution has been developed by Bankchain, a 30-member consortium led by the ... Read More »

BIIA Regional Meeting Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Save the Date:  BIIA Regional Meeting – March 14th to 15th, 2018; Phnom Penh, Cambodia BIIA will be hosting its first regional meeting to discuss key issues and concerns relevant to the industry and to lead efforts to promote dialog, identify solutions and to facilitate the development of potential pathways forward. The meeting will be a two day event, held ... Read More »

Microlending Startups Look to Blockchain for Loans

A new of wave startups believe blockchain can help microfinance deliver on lofty promises. Billed as a silver bullet that could lift the poor out of poverty since the mid-2000s, microfinance, or the use of small loans to boost the unbanked, has failed to take off for various reasons – namely, a lack of transparency and the existence of middlemen that blockchain ... Read More »

China based LinkEye Creates the Global Blockchain-based Credit Platform

LinkEye claims in recent press releases that it has developed a Blockchain-based credit platform.  LinkEye intends to promote global information sharing to facilitate credit transactions. LinkEye is a set of independent solutions of the blockchain-based credit sharing alliance. The blockchain technology is invented by Beijing Kuaihui Technology Co. Ltd. And Kuaihui Finance company is committed to utilizing blockchain technology to ... Read More »

Large Banks Pile into Blockchain Trading Platform Project

Large, multinational banks are partnering together to build a new global trade finance platform using Blockchain technology. According to a report in Global Trade Review (GTR), Commerzbank, Bank of Montreal, Erste Group and CaixaBank are joining a project underway by UBS and IBM dubbed Batavia in an expansion of a proof of concept that IBM and UBS launched at Sibos ... Read More »

MAS and ABS Lead Consortium to Harness Blockchain Technology for more Efficient Inter-bank Payments

Singapore Central Bank Reveals 3 New Blockchain Payments Prototypes The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) announced today that the consortium which they are leading has successfully developed software prototypes of three different models for decentralised inter-bank payment and settlements with liquidity savings mechanisms. The project, conducted together with 11 financial institutions and ... Read More »

IBM Ventures Is Close to Making Its First Industry Investment

The venture arm of one of the most recognizable names in the tech industry hasn’t yet put its money where its mouth is on blockchain – but that may be about to change. While global tech giant IBM has so far focused mostly on investing employee time and energy into the emerging technology, it’s only just now gearing up to take an ... Read More »

Creditinfo Announces newly Integrated Identity Management System Technology at Creditinfo Global Forum

ShoCard, a leading blockchain-based identity management system (IMS), together with Creditinfo, a leading service provider for credit information and risk management solutions worldwide, today announce the ShoCard IMS’s integration into the new Creditinfo app. The app enables individuals to claim their identity and obtain personal credit information that can be shared with any third party, as well as be independently verified ... Read More »

Blockchain: The Quiet Revolution for Next Generation SME Businesses

Blockchain is, slowly but surely, reaching corporate consciousness. As the Harvard Business Review has put it, blockchain is a “quiet revolution.” Finance professionals must now compete on a new stage.  First used with bitcoin in 2008, it has gradually grown in use as the technological underpinning of cryptocurrency. However, whilst interest in bitcoin has waned, blockchain has found more and ... Read More »

Blockchain: Thoughts on Blockchain Technology

This article is designed as an introduction to blockchain technology and assumes minimal technical knowledge.    Some common misconceptions:  People use the term ‘blockchain technology’ to mean different things, and it can be confusing.  Sometimes they are talking about The Bitcoin Blockchain, sometimes it’s The Ethereum Blockchain, sometimes it’s other virtual currencies or digital tokens, sometimes it’s smart contracts.  Most ... Read More »

Blockchain:  Distributing Time-sensitive Information via Blockchain

Patent Application Reveals Nasdaq Planning Blockchain-Powered Data System.  Nasdaq is seeking to patent a system for securely distributing time-sensitive information via a blockchain. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released the patent application – entitled “Systems and Methods for Securing and Disseminating Time Sensitive Information Using a Blockchain” – on August 3, though it was initially submitted in late January of ... Read More »