Automaker Daimler has carried out its first commercial transaction on the blockchain-based Marco Polo trade finance network.
Mastercard has joined the Marco Polo trade finance consortium founded by blockchain startup R3 and fintech firm TradeIX.
Wethaq will use R3 Corda to streamline the issuance and distribution of the Islamic financial certificates.
The trade finance blockchain platform has passed another milestone in its development, with a successful pilot of real-time payment triggers.
The AFOX platform will allow for the tokenization of media contracts and the selling of advertisements in the futures and options markets.
R3 has hired software sales pro Cathy Minter as chief revenue officer to grow the user base for its paid DLT product, Corda Enterprise.
MonetaGo, which builds private blockchains for banks, has switched platforms from Hyperledger Fabric to R3 Corda.
Financial services giant SBI and R3 are investing millions to boost uptake of the Corda blockchain platform in Japan and beyond.
Enterprise blockchain framework MultiChain is beefing up its partner list as it starts to roll out the next version of its software.
Four European banks, including Commerzbank and ING, have settled a live commercial paper transaction worth €100,000 on R3's Corda blockchain.