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Australia
Australian Regulator Trials Blockchain to Automate Transaction Reporting
Australian financial regulator AUSTRAC is trialing blockchain technology to automate reporting of cross-border transactions by institutions.
Australia

Standard Chartered
Standard Chartered, Siemens Partner to Put Bank Guarantees on a Blockchain
Multinational banking firm Standard Chartered is teaming up with manufacturing giant Siemens to put bank guarantees for trade finance on a blockchain.
Standard Chartered

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Thailand's Central Bank Is Developing a Digital Currency Based on R3 Tech
The Bank of Thailand is developing its own digital currency, aiming to complete a first proof-of-concept by March 2019.
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Blockchain Remittances Face Efficiency Hurdle, Says Taiwan Central Bank
A trialed blockchain system for interbank clearance was not as efficient as the current centralized system, says a central bank report.
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Ocean Carrier
Japanese Shipping Giant, IBM to Trial Blockchain in Cross-Border Trade
Japanese shipping firm Mitsui OSK Lines and partners including IBM are to undertake a blockchain trial aimed to streamline international trade flows.
Ocean Carrier

BNP Paribas
BNP, EY Complete Blockchain Trial for Internal Treasury Operations
BNP Paribas and EY say they have "successfully" tested a private blockchain for the bank's global internal treasury operations.
BNP Paribas

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Ukraine's Government Plans to Auction Seized Assets On a Blockchain
Ukraine's justice ministry has begun testing the use of a blockchain to digitally auction seized assets, according to a report.
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India
Indian State Partners to Build Public Sector Blockchain Applications
The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has announced a new partnership with cybersecurity firm WISeKey to secure citizen data with blockchain tech.
India

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GSA Official: Blockchain Procurement Prototype Is Moving Forward
The U.S. General Services Administration is bullish about a blockchain proof-of-concept aimed to streamline the IT procurement bidding process.
Boxes

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Brazil's Ministry of Planning Is Testing Blockchain Identity Tech
A government agency in Brazil is investigating how it could leverage blockchain technology to verify the legitimacy of ID documents.
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