Crypto and Blockchain Adoption Grows: 5 Important Developments Sept. 2–8

Adoption is critical for the success of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries. Here are five examples of developments that could spur adoption from last week. Analysts have long predicted that the increased participation of governments and institutional players in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space shows how the respective industries are maturing. The founder of crypto […]

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HSBC Completes First Blockchain Letter of Credit Transaction in Yuan

Banking and financial services giant HSBC has completed the first yuan-denominated letter of credit transaction on a blockchain using the Voltron trade finance platform. Banking and financial services giant HSBC has completed the first yuan-denominated letter of credit transaction on a blockchain using the Voltron trade finance platform. As Reuters reported on Sept. 2, HSBC […]

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Santiago Stock Exchange Forms Latin America’s First Blockchain Alliance

A blockchain association has been jointly formed by the Santiago Stock Exchange, Central Securities Depository and the Global Trade Directory. The Santiago Stock Exchange (STE), Central Securities Depository (DCV) and the Global Trade Directory (GTD) announced a new blockchain association. Latin America focused business intelligence firm BNamericas reports on Aug. 27 that STE, DCV and […]

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HSBC Is First Bank to Finance Transaction via Hyperledger on we.trade

Global banking giant HSBC becomes the first bank to finance a transaction on European blockchain trade platform we.trade. Multinational banking giant HSBC has reportedly become the first bank to complete financing transaction on European blockchain trade platform we.trade. Since we.trade started the project back in 2017, HSBC recently financed a transaction on the platform within […]

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SWIFT to Allow GPI Payments on Blockchain Platforms

SWIFT will enable blockchain-based platforms to use its global payments innovation platform. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) will allow distributed ledger technology (DLT) firms to use its global payments innovation (GPI) platform, according to a recently published report. In the report, SWIFT revealed that it will soon allow GPI payments on DLT-base […]

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Global Banking Giant HSBC Launches Tokenization-Based Receivables System for India

HSBC has deployed tokenization tech in its receivables infrastructure for corporate clients in India. Major global banking group HSBC has implemented tokenization technology into its receivables infrastructure for corporate clients in India, according to an announcement on June 18. The British multinational financial services company has reportedly launched its Digital Accounts Receivable Tool (HSBC DART), […]

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