Category: R3

SEC FinTech Forum: R3 co-founder bets on blockchain to improve smart contracts, derivatives market

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Barclays Leads $5.5 Million Funding Round for Blockchain-Based Invoice Exchange

United Kingdom-based international bank Barclays and technology investment firm Bold Capital Partners have led a $5.5 million funding round for fintech firm Crowdz’s blockchain-based global invoice exchange, according to a press release on May 28. According to the report, the blockchain-based technology will purportedly make invoice processing more efficient by […]

Blockchain Credit Union Consortium to Use R3’s Corda for Cross-Border Payments Product

CULedger, a blockchain consortium and credit union service organization (CUSO), has chosen enterprise software firm R3’s Corda blockchain to underpin its forthcoming cross-border payments product. The news was reported by fintech news outlet Finextra on May 21. As reported, CULedger joined the R3 global blockchain ecosystem in December 2018. The […]

Three French Banks Join R3 Corda Blockchain-Based Loans Platform

British financial software firm Finastra has signed three global banks on its R3 Corda blockchain-based syndicated loans platform, the firm officially announced on May 14. France-based banking institutions BNP Paribas, Natixis, and Societe Generale have officially joined Finastra’s syndicated lending platform Fusion LenderComm, following previous pilots back in 2017. Based […]

How a Banking Consortium is Leveraging Blockchain to Scale Efficiency

J.P. Morgan led banking consortium, Interbank Information Network (IIN), is using blockchain’s network effect to move a staggering volume of workflow to a distributed ledger, as reported by Forbes on May 13, 2019. Enterprise Blockchain Advancing In October of 2017, J.P. Morgan (JPM) quietly initiated a tiny network of their industry competition […]

Over 50 Banks, Firms Trial Trade Finance App Built With R3’s Corda Blockchain

ABN Amro, Standard Chartered, ING and around 50 other banks and companies have participated in tests of a trade finance application called Voltron. The open industry platform was initiated by eight founding member banks with the aim of improving the trade finance process by simplifying letter of credit transactions to […]