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Blockchain: The opportunities for procurement and supply chain

By |September 4th, 2017|

Procurement specialist Bertrand Maltaverne explains why blockchain has tremendous value to offer by creating 'digital trust' in data and relationships.

European banks partner IBM for blockchain trade finance plan

By |July 5th, 2017|

Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Rabobank and KBC in consortium that is commissioning IBM to help build blockchain-based trade finance platform for SMEs.

Event report: Blockchain for SCF gathers pace at iSCF

By |June 1st, 2017|

The Inclusive SCF (iSCF) event in Franfurt hears that blockchain had been successfully trialled for inventory finance by ABN AMRO, logistics firm NBK and tech firms.

IBM launches blockchain SCF platform for Chinese pharma

By |April 12th, 2017|

IBM is partnering with China's Sichuan Hejia to launch a blockchain supply chain finance platform aimed at the pharmaceutical sector.

Foxconn uses blockchain for new SCF platform after $6.5m pilot

By |March 17th, 2017|

Financial services arm of iPhone maker Foxconn partners with Chinese lender Dianrong to launch a blockchain-based supply chain finance platform.

Blockchain: Shared ledger technology for supplier finance

By |October 13th, 2016|

Innovative fintechs have been disrupting financial services for years. Blockchain's 'shared ledger' technology will prove its worth in SCF, says Erik Hoffman.

IBM explores additional uses of blockchain

By |November 10th, 2016|

IBM has been exploring the use of blockchain in dispute resolution, according to the company's vice president of blockchain technologies, Jerry Cuomo, in a recent interview with Forbes.

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and Hitachi in blockchain venture

By |August 25th, 2016|

Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi (BTMU) partners with Hitachi to develop a blockchain-based system for electronic cheques. Future developments may go beyond payments into supply chain finance.

Banks and start-ups test blockchain for supply chain and trade finance docs

By |July 1st, 2016|

Seven banks have revealed ‘proof of concept’ testing for the use of blockchain technology in supply chain and trade finance, according to Deloitte. “Because current paper systems drive US$18 trillion in transactions per year, there’s an attractive opportunity to decrease costs and improve reliability in supply chain and trade finance,” says the firm. At least [...]