we.trade strengthens collaboration with IBM to make international trade more efficient

Pull down invisible barriers to growth

Antiquated processes hobble many trade finance systems, resulting in risk and higher costs. IBM Blockchain solutions for trade finance are built on our market-leading blockchain services and platform — helping you establish new trading partnerships, uncover new liquidity pools, and create new business models. Now you can rely on distributed ledger technology, smart contracts, enhanced security, built-in governance, and extensive control capabilities for real-time access to trade finance data.

Trade’s biggest challenges


of SME trade finance requests are denied¹


trillion USD is the resulting global trade finance gap¹


Reimagine what’s possible in trade

A better trade experience is here for buyers and sellers of all sizes. IBM Blockchain for Trade Finance solutions can help you.

The IBM Blockchain advantage

Leadership in trade facilitation

We’re reinventing complex trade processes to help start, accelerate and innovate blockchain networks – including the successful production development of we.trade, now comprised of 15 banks across Europe.

Network-convening prowess

Our unrivaled experience in strategy, rapid product development, governance and regulation helps blockchain networks expand membership – and join forces with others.

Trusted business expertise

IBM knows trade and trade processes, complex systems integration, regulated industries, and – with 500+ client engagements to date – how to unlock blockchain value. We provide the entire stack to run your business.

we.trade is speeding trade finance – and trade

Join us in a business network that is making international trade faster and more efficient. we.trade is a blockchain-based platform shared by 15 major European banks that is working with IBM to help speed its global commercialization. The we.trade blockchain platform reduces friction and eases the trading process for participating companies, creating an ecosystem of trust for global trade. Its standardized rules and simplified trading options decrease risk and increase trading opportunities for banks and SMEs.

IBM Blockchain Services can help you join the we.trade network or co-create a new one

Related solutions built on the IBM Blockchain Platform

Blockchain for food: Creating a smarter and safer food system

IBM Food Trust helps growers, distributors and retailers build trust and make our food safer, by enhancing visibility and accountability in every step of the food supply.

Container logistics: Building trust between supply chain partners

TradeLens gives you access to one truth across the supply chain with an open and neutral platform updated and validated in near real-time by each network participant.

Supplier management: Digital identity verification for procurement

Trust Your Supplier is a blockchain-enabled, trusted source of supplier information and digital identity that reduces risk while simplifying and accelerating supplier onboarding and supplier management.

Next steps

Join an existing network or co-create your own with our experts

As the industry’s leading blockchain services provider, IBM Blockchain Services can help you build the scalable business network you want, underpinned by the best technology — or we can help you join a network that’s already in place. Our more than 1,600 blockchain experts use insights from 100+ live networks to help you address three key design points: governance, business value and technology.