HSBC Carries Out Bangladesh’s First Blockchain Letter-of-Credit Transaction

HSBC said the transaction over the Contour trade finance blockchain platform slashed the time normally taken to process letters of credit.

News  ·  3 November 2020

IBM-R3 Pact Shows Tech Trumps Tribe in Enterprise Blockchain

A new collaboration this week between R3 and IBM is raising eyebrows in the world of enterprise blockchain.

Business  ·  23 October 2020

R3 Corda Network Set to Go DeFi With XDC Digital Currency

A group of former bankers building on R3’s public Corda Network is touting the first digital currency for that ecosystem, dubbed XDC.

Business  ·  20 October 2020

Swiss Crypto Bank SEBA to Offer Token Securitization on Corda Network

The bank has partnered with Corda-based DASL to build the new service available on Corda’s public network

Tech  ·  15 July 2020
Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered Claims First Yuan-Based Letter of Credit Issued on a Blockchain

The bank said the blockchain letter-of-credit transaction – between mining giant Rio Tinto and Chinese firm Baosteel – was the first to be denominated in yuan.

News  ·  13 May 2020

R3 Corda Partners With Kaleido After Ethereum Startup Spins Out of ConsenSys

R3, the company behind the Corda blockchain, is edging ever closer to Ethereum, with news of a partnership with enterprise software startup Kaleido.

Business  ·  12 May 2020

Swiss Blockchain Exchange SDX Hires ConsenSys Startup Boss to Head Business

Tim Grant, formerly the CEO of ConsenSys-backed DrumG Technologies, is to become head of business at SDX.

Business  ·  19 March 2020

Blockchain Can Help UK Savers Recover $48B in Unclaimed Pensions, Says R3

Blockchain solutions based on R3's tech will make it easier for users to verify their identities and claim lost pension funds, the firm says.

Business  ·  24 February 2020

Central Bankers From Canada, Netherlands, Ukraine Call Blockchain Unnecessary for Digital Fiat

Central bank digital currencies have been a hot topic in blockchain circles recently, but central banks are lukewarm about blockchains.

Policy & regulation  ·  24 February 2020

ING Bank Devises Privacy Fix for R3’s Corda Blockchain

ING, the Dutch megabank, has come up with a privacy fix for R3's Corda blockchain.

Business  ·  23 October 2019
Digital Securities

Digital Securities Exchange Taps R3’s Blockchain for Post-Trade Activities

U.K.-based Archax has inked a deal to use R3's Corda Enterprise to handle post-trade processes for its digital securities exchange.

Business  ·  18 October 2019

Mastercard, R3 to Develop Blockchain Cross-Border Payments Platform

The card giant is to develop a blockchain-powered cross-border payments platform in partnership with enterprise-focused blockchain firm R3.

Business  ·  11 September 2019

ConsenSys-Backed Truffle Is Taking Its Dev Tools Beyond Just Ethereum

Truffle is expanding to Hyperledger Fabric, Tezos and R3's Corda after clocking 3.5 million downloads from ethereum developers.

Markets  ·  2 August 2019

Investors Can Now Trade Ether and British Pounds on the Same Blockchain

LAB577, a team of ex-Royal Bank of Scotland engineers, has built a system for settling crypto and fiat trades on R3's Corda Network.

Business  ·  1 August 2019

Blockchain Insurance Group B3i Launches First Product on R3’s Corda

B3i, a consortium startup working to use blockchain tech in the insurance industry, has launched its first product on R3's Corda platform.

Policy & regulation  ·  31 July 2019