• Michiel Steeman

Viewpoint: A new living lab to build the future of blockchain

Plans for a new blockchain 'living laboratory' will help explore real opportunities at the interface between the supply chain and finance, says Michiel Steeman.

McGill University claims the Global Student Challenge title

A team from McGill University of Canada has won the 2018 Championship in the worldwide supply chain finance simulation game organised by the SCF Community.

Can supplier finance technology help create a more ethical world?

Evidence that modern-day slavery and child labour are still common has seen a focus on combining technology and the financial supply chain to eradicate unethical practice.

China’s government joins supply chain finance focus

China’s fifth SCF Innovation Summit was held in Shenzhen on March 30. Last year saw the government release its first policy paper and focus on supply chain finance.

Come on up to our lab, says Tradeshift to innovators

The self-styled “social network for businesses” believes emerging technologies will transform supply chains and says its innovation incubator is open to all.

Supply Chain Finance in Italy: towards new perspectives

This year’s SCF Observatory conference included a focus on innovative new SCF solutions, whose dynamism is challenging invoice discounting and factoring.

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Tradeshift launches Cloud platform for supply chain payments

The fintech is partnering with HSBC, Santander and other global banks to “attack a $9 trillion global commerce problem”.

Infosys partners with Indian banks on digital trade finance

The Indian IT giant and seven of the country’s banks are developing a trade and supply chain finance network called India Trade Connect.

Commerzbank blockchain pilot offers trade finance potential

The German bank says the initiative with SAP and R3 represents a first step towards enhancing the supply chain network for businesses.

HSBC, Cargill complete financing transaction using blockchain

The increasing use of the new technology suggests it could be successfully adopted for supply chain finance across various industries.

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