Blockchain in Trade Finance: Arguably the Hottest Banking Trend Right Now

In the journey to digitalizing trade, blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) have emerged as powerful technologies promising to bring tremendous new opportunities for trade finance. At the 2018 Singapore Fintech Festival, experts discussed the many opportunities that blockchain brings to the table, with Jim Sullivan, deputy assistant secretary for services at the US Department of Commerce of International Trade Administration, citing two core areas for blockchain: trade finance and supply chain. Sullivan spoke about an advisory committee for the US Secretary of Commerce that is working to evaluate different standards across the world and the feasibility of leveraging blockchain in trade finance…………

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Can Blockchain Technology Make Agriculture Safer?

Smart contracts built on blockchain technology may eliminate the need for middlemen. Energy grids could use that tech to increase cybersecurity. And aerospace suppliers look to blockchain as a potential investment in keeping track of their supply lines and boosting efficiencies. But perhaps one of the most unexpected – and impactful – applications of blockchain may be in agriculture…………

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Indian media giant The Times Group invests in blockchain-based referral platform Ponder – TokenPost

Brand Capital, the strategic investment arm of BCCL Indias largest media group, has acquired a stake in Ponder, a blockchain-based referral platform.Ponder aims to simplify and make it enjoyable to make and find…

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