R3 Completes Trade Finance Blockchain Trial With More Than 70 Organizations

Banks involved in this month’s trial included Dutch bank ABN AMRO, Mexican bank Banorte, Boston-based Citizens Bank, Frankfurt-based Commerzbank, Hong-Kong based Bank of East Asia and the Saudi British Bank. Other corporations involved included BMW, Saudi Arabia-based International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, financial services institute SüdFactoring (subsidiary of German bank Landesbank Baden-Württemberg), Tokyo-based trading company […]

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ING Bank Devises Privacy Fix for R3’s Corda Blockchain

ING, the Netherlands megabank blazing a trail with extra privacy measures for enterprise blockchains, has come up with such a solution for the Corda distributed ledger system built by R3.  Announced Tuesday at the annual developer conference CordaCon, ING has helped solve a security/privacy trade-off that currently bedevils Corda users. The bank’s blockchain team did […]

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Digital Securities Exchange Taps R3’s Blockchain for Post-Trade Activities

Digital securities startup Archax has inked a deal to use blockchain firm R3’s Corda Enterprise solution for handling post-trade activities on its exchange. Revealed Friday, Corda Enterprise was chosen for mopping up trades using distributed ledger technology to “reduce friction in the post-trade process.” Post-trade activities normally include the changing of ownership records, transfer of securities and […]

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Mastercard, R3 to Develop a Blockchain Cross-Border Payments Platform

Payments giant Mastercard is to develop a blockchain-powered cross-border payments platform in partnership with enterprise-focused blockchain firm R3. In an announcement on Wednesday, Mastercard said the two firms have inked a deal to “develop and pilot” the payments solution. It will initially be aimed at connecting faster payments schemes and banks backed by Mastercard’s clearing and […]

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Global Accounting Firm KPMG Partners with Microsoft, R3 on Telecoms Blockchain

KPMG, a multinational accounting firm, is partnering with software firms TOMIA, Microsoft, and R3 to develop a blockchain for telecom settlements. One of the “big four” accounting firms, KPMG has pursued industry-specific blockchain pilots in the past, always with an eye to settling cross-border, or network, complexities. The latest partnership, with two distributed ledger (DLT) […]

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