HSBC has carried out the first blockchain-based letter of credit transaction denominated in Chinese yuan.
HSBC's Jesse Drennan asked the CFTC to make more "positive noise" about distributed ledger tech to spur business adoption.
Financial messaging giant Swift has teamed up with Singapore Exchange and several major banks to trial a DLT platform for shareholder voting.
An HSBC executive has told Reuters that using blockchain slashed the costs of settling foreign exchange trades.
U.K. bank Barclays and startup Clearmatics will hold a hackathon next month to spur ideas for blockchain interoperability.
Trade finance DLT platform we.trade is seeking partnerships with other networks, with TradeLens and Tradeshift as prime candidates.
Reliance Industries – owned by India's richest person, Mukesh Ambani – has used blockchain to conduct its first trade finance transaction.
TradeLens has attracted a wide variety of entities ranging from port operators and customs authorities to logistics companies and even rival carriers.
Blockchains should do for the global value chain what shipping containers did for transport of goods, says HSBC trade finance expert Vinay Mendonca.
HSBC and ING have performed a claimed world-first trade finance transaction on a single blockchain system for agri-food firm Cargill.