we.trade strengthens collaboration with IBM

To make international trade faster and more efficient, we.trade — a  blockchain-based platform — will work with IBM to help speed its global commercialization.

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Let’s make trust the financial world’s universal currency

What if we could revolutionize the financial world? Where old processes and paperwork are replaced by newfound cooperation, innovation and speed. Where fraud and crime could one day be put to rest by collective trust in a highly secure, shared view of the truth.

It’s already happening. Leading financial institutions are trailblazing the way forward with IBM Blockchain, working together to remove longstanding friction, create new solutions and deliver tangible business outcomes. Now it’s your turn to join them. What will we solve together?

What’s blockchain’s potential ROI in financial services? Find out now.

Discover the positive impact Forrester says IBM Blockchain can have on your business. This report includes:

•  Blockchain technology and market overview
•  Financial model framework
•  Projecting new revenue and savings
•  Expanded economic impact and analysis of costs
•  Sample organization calculation and financial summary

Learn how blockchain is revolutionizing financial services

Global trade gains extra value from interconnected marketplaces

For global trade to fully benefit from blockchain, trusted data needs to be shared across interconnected networks in digital marketplaces. See the report from the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV).

Transforming trade finance – and trade

By joining we.trade, the trade finance network convened by IBM Blockchain, businesses are creating an ecosystem of trust for global trade. Its standardized rules and simplified trading options decrease risk and increase opportunity for banks and SMEs.

First mover advantage in clearing and settlement

IBM Blockchain is enabling real-time, point-to-point funds transfer between financial institutions, stripping out frictions and redundancies that impede efficiencies, and radically accelerating settlements.

Improving cryptocurrency security with blockchain and LinuxONE

INBLOCK issues Metacoin cryptocurrency, which is based on Hyperledger fabric, to help overcome cryptocurrency technical deficiencies – making digital asset transactions faster, more convenient and safer.

Letter of guarantee solutions build trust in transactions

You can speed the bank guarantee process by eliminating excessive paperwork and increasing visibility end to end. A blockchain network with an immutable, auditable ledger helps prevent fraud and forgery. 

Who’s leading the way?

Blockchain innovators in financial services aren’t just small start-ups or fintechs. Many are medium-sized banks and large institutions. Defying expectations, they’re proving they have the agility to move fast in the face of change.



of banks are investing in blockchain solutions by 2018


of institutions expect to be in production and running at scale with blockchain

Exclusive: how Central Bank Digital Currencies will transform money

Central Bank Digital Currencies: Retail considerations

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Experts agree that a consumer-ready Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) will be available within five years. Learn what steps central banks in more than 20 countries are taking to make this a reality in our new report of CBDC retail adoption, with important insights on development, implementation, privacy, security and more.

Central Bank Digital Currencies: Wholesale considerations

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Bitcoin mania led some to believe that banks are no longer needed for secure global money transfers. Banks, however, disagree. Learn how they’re examining the viability of digital fiat currencies as complements to physical cash in this first report from IBM and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum.

73% of central bank survey respondents would require retail CBDCs to be available under all circumstances and for all types of payments.¹

IBM Blockchain is driving innovation in financial services

How blockchain changes the world of financial services

Learn about the cryptocurrency ecosystem, predictions on Facebook’s cryptocurrency, and the ways blockchain has been introduced into financial services.

Potential of blockchain in accounting and crowdfunding

A discussion of regulation, the future of traditional accounting roles, ways blockchain can upend the crowdfunding industry, and opening up new revenue streams.

Streamline financial transactions

Explore use cases for financial markets to see how to tap into new revenue sources and build trusted connections with IBM Blockchain.

Build customer trust and enhance the banking experience

Banking use cases show how to create new business opportunities while increasing operational efficiency.

Strengthen financial services with distributed ledger technology

An emerging consensus on the buy-side:  A research-based report for asset managers, service providers and vendors.

Blockchain rewires the financial markets

Explore the opportunities and challenges met and overcome by trailblazing financial institutions as they embrace a decentralized blockchain platform to redefine their futures.

Discover why IBM Blockchain Services is ranked #1

Leading independent research organizations have named IBM Blockchain as their top-ranked services provider.² Learn how to rapidly simplify blockchain complexity, unlock new value and scale up competitive advantages with our help.

What will we solve together?

Let’s talk about driving your desired business outcomes with IBM Blockchain – and revolutionizing the financial industry.

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