Blockchain for trade finance

Insights and perspectives to discover how blockchain-enabled networks are revolutionizing trade finance around the world.

For cross-border payments, half the journey is getting there

At some point during a recent 27-hour journey to Singapore I had a realization: Singapore is long way from home and not somewhere you get to by accident from Texas. That might sound rather obvious to anyone with a map, but sometimes experience is the best teacher. The experience of getting from Texas to Singapore […]

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Exploring possibilities to disrupt financial services through blockchain

There are over 85,000 financial cooperatives, or credit unions, worldwide. Unlike a bank, these cooperatives are non-profit financial institutions and exist to serve their members. Since these institutions are not-for-profit, their collaborative nature often causes them to work together to achieve the common goal of providing the best service to members, leading to the development […]

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Revolutionizing financial settlements in global wholesale telecom

Today, the most significant issue for global wholesale telecom carriers is financial settlements. In order to connect the calls between different countries, at least two carriers, but more likely no less than three carriers, are involved in the international supply chain using voice over internet protocol (VOIP) technology. Many of the participating international carriers are […]

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Digital currencies: The next paradigm shift for my money

Why do I need a bank account to hold, manage or spend money? I really shouldn’t have to pay fees and service charges, especially since my money — everyone’s money — is the gas in the bank’s lending engine. But if I don’t have a bank account, how do I pay my bills? I often […]

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The yellow pages of blockchain has arrived: Networks are now visible to the world

In the 1830s the first Yellow Pages emerged as an organized directory of businesses. This had a profound effect on commerce and is an often-overlooked key contribution to the Industrial Revolution. Simply put, the Yellow Pages put businesses on the map and made them known to the world. Without it, a business was hidden and […]

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What is blockchain technology?

Every day, cutting-edge technology changes the way we connect, engage and improve the world around us. Most of the time, these innovations come to life in ways that we couldn’t have imagined, allowing us to make progress faster, smarter and more efficiently than ever. Blockchain is one of those advancements. As one of the most […]

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On the horizon: New blockchain solution for cross-border payments

Businesses and consumers just want to be able to move their money around the world as effortlessly as they send email. What’s stopping them? One reason may be that international payments infrastructures can be inefficient and expensive: transactions in different currencies can require multiple intermediaries and take days or weeks to complete. Improving operational efficiency […]

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