Corda launches new Voltron open platform

Trade finance solution Voltron launched The Voltron initiative has launched an open platform for documentary trade, targeting production on R3’s Corda Enterprise blockchain platform.  But what is Voltron? Voltron’s initial aim is...

Standard Chartered revolutionizes lending with Huawei

Standard Chartered and Huawei announced today that they will develop an Internet of Things (IoT) powered solution set to revolutionise the way corporates communicate with banks for financing and payments. Rather...
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HDFC Bank poised for fintech boost

HDFC Bank poised for fintech boost HDFC Bank announced that it plans to tap into fintech innovations created not by just one accelator, but a number of them thanks to its latest programme...

Bank Bradesco restructures relationship with FIS

Bradesco Banco pulls back from FIS “We’ve enjoyed a successful partnership with FIS for nearly a decade, and we look forward to their continued support of our card payments business,” says Cesário Nakamura, Director...
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Hot trend: Banking services on social media?

Hot trend: Banking services on social media? Most mobile users share their schedules, photos and personal life details on Whatsapp – why not bank on it too? Or so thinks Emirates NBD Bank. The...
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Ripple: the power behind Japanese banking

Ripple The power behind Japanese banks This month, not one but three Japanese banks will launch a domestic payments system based on blockchain technology thanks to RippleNet. SBI Net Sumishin Bank, Suruga Bank, and Resona...
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Switzerland finally facilitates blockchain

Swiss Banking finally facilitates blockchain growth. The main Swiss banking association facilitates blockchain and banking collaborations with new guidelines. The Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) issued a new guidance document which addresses the treatment...
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Paysend superpowers payments

According to the World Bank’s latest Remittance Report, $5.1 trillion dollars are transferred daily across the globe. The market today is shared among the old financial institutions and more than 350 paytech...
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Crypto Alert Series: Anatomy of a $650k token theft

This week’s crypto alert of the week is about the hack of a well recognized token worth around $650k at the time. Recently a renowned token (we chose not to name them) was recently...
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The Evolution from banking crisis to startup

Thank you for taking the time to read my opinion on global trends. Although I’m grateful for your time in reading this, I want to make clear that these are mainly...

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