Having revealed the plan in March, Japan's SBI Holdings says it will roll out a Ripple DLT-based payments app for iOS and Android this autumn.
South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb is reportedly renewing its contract with Nonghyup Bank after solving issues prompted by a June hack.
Samsung SDS, a subsidiary of South Korea's tech conglomerate, has developed a blockchain-based certification platform for South Korean banks.
The World Bank's blockchain bond raised $110 million AUD, and is based on a private ethereum network.
The World Bank is expected to settle its first blockchain-based bond worth $73 Million at the end of this month.
The Bank of Thailand is developing its own digital currency, aiming to complete a first proof-of-concept by March 2019.
Having launched bitcoin futures trading in May, Goldman Sachs is now pondering the launch of a cryptocurrency custody service, according to a report.
Trading volume on South Korea's Bithumb exchange has plummeted since it temporarily stopped offering new account registrations.
One of the "Big Four" commercial banks in China has completed the issuance of a loan worth $300,000 using a blockchain system.
The Australian retail bank has revised its loan agreements to prohibit borrowers from using mortgages to purchase cryptocurrency.