Tag: blockchain technology

Commerzbank crosses new trading frontiers as part of the Marco Polo blockchain project

The multi-bank initiative seeks to apply distributed ledger technology to trade finance. News of Marco Polo’s successful proof of concept was covered in Global Trade Review, Market Business News, Trade & Export Finance, Bobsguide, Banking Technology, Fintech Futures, Finextra, Blockchain News, Coindesk, CoinTelegraph, Toinnov, Enterprise Times, FSTech, Pyments, and Trade Finance Global.

UniCredit’s Thomas Probst explains what blockchain has in store for banks and corporates in ICC Germany Magazine

Blockchain has been heralded by many as the future of the banking industry – generating considerable hype. Yet while there’s no shortage of enthusiasm, clarity on its nature, benefits and future, is harder to come by. Thomas Probst, Head of Trade Products, Germany at UniCredit, explains in ICC Germany Magazine what we know so far. …

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Natixis, IBM and Trafigura team up on blockchain oil platform – reported by the press

Natixis, IBM and Trafigura have pioneered the first blockchain solution in commodity trade finance for US crude oil transactions. The distributed ledger platform, built on the Linux Foundation open source Hyperledger Fabric, allows major steps in a crude oil transaction to be digitized on the blockchain, ensuring improved transparency, enhanced security, and optimized efficiency. More …

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Linking up to the blockchain: Commerzbank’s Gerhard Schipp looks for banking collaboration in an article for TradeReady

Blockchain is not just for Bitcoin. In article for the TradeReady blog, Gerhard Schipp, Commerzbank’s Head of Product Management Trade & Supply Chain Finance, explains that distributed ledger technology could enhance the efficiency, transparency and security of cross-border trade transactions. He notes that applying blockchain to trade could also allow banks comprehensive, real-time overviews of …

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BNY Mellon’s Dhiru Tanna discusses the huge potential of blockchain in FX-MM

Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that underpins bitcoin, is leading the financial industry’s technology revolution and has huge transformative potential. In FX-MM, Tanna examines the progress of distributed ledger technology – such as the growing involvement of regulators – and its potential with respect to smart contracts and risk mitigation. Furthermore, the article describes how …

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