The World Bank says its new debt instrument "bond-i" is the first bond to have both issuance and trading recorded on a blockchain.
Capital markets startup Nivaura has developed a floating rate bond using blockchain tech, and it's already being tested by Santander and others.
Abu Dhabi-based Al Hilal Bank has carried out a blockchain-based transaction for an Islamic bond worth $500 million.
An Indonesian microfinance firm is looking to put Sharia compliant bonds called sukuks on the blockchain to fund social projects.
The Austrian government is planning to use the ethereum blockchain to notarize the auction of a bond worth around $1.3 billion.
Is it time to rethink private blockchains? The World Bank's "blockchain bond" success has reinvigorated that question.
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 Commonwealth Bank of Australia has been chosen by the World Bank Group to help issue a bond over a blockchain.
Russian bank Sberbank CIB and telecoms firm MTS have conducted what they say is the country's first commercial bond transaction made using blockchain.