Tagged: trade finance

Triterras, a Blockchain based Fintech for Trade Finance, Reports $5 Billion in Transaction Volume on its Kratos Platform during H1 2020

Triterras, a blockchain-based Fintech solution provider for trade finance, has revealed that its Kratos marketplace has handled approximately $5 billion of trade finance volume during the past six months ending on August 31, 2020. Kratos is a large commodity trading and trade finance platform that… Read More

Blockchain Platform XinFin Integrates Chainlink (LINK) which Offers Secure Decentralized Oracles for Reliable Financial Data

The developers of the XinFin [XDC] Network, an open-source, hybrid blockchain platform, have announced that they’ll be integrating their platform with Chainlink (LINK) Oracles in order to power several new trade finance use cases. Chainlink offers a market-leading decentralized oracle network. The platform has grown… Read More

BNP Paribas Securities Services to Use DAML Smart Contract Language to Develop Trade and Settlement Apps

The Securities Services division of France’s BNP Paribas, the 8th largest bank in the world in terms of total assets, has teamed up with Digital Asset (the company) to implement distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled trade and settlement applications. Through its partnership with Digital Asset (the… Read More

Global Trade Finance Marketplace Incomlend Raises $20 Million Series A Backed by Sequoia

Incomlend, an online invoice trading platform facilitating trade finance, has raised a substantial $20 million in a Series A funding round led by Sequoia India, according to a note from the firm. Global shipping and logistics firm CMA CGM Group also participated in the round… Read More

Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub Partners with Hong Kong Monetary Authority on Trade Finance TechChallenge

The Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub (BISIH) Centre in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) have partnered on a trade finance project to highlight the opportunity to improve the sector of finance with technology. The “TechChallenge — Digitising Trade Finance” is… Read More

Triquesta Boosts Executive Bench with New Hires

Triquesta, a Singapore-based Fintech, has appointed Paul Marsh as the global head of business consulting. Additionally, Pieter Klaassen has joined Triquesta as managing director of quantitative strategies. According to a company release, these moves are part of Triquesta’s strategy to expand its collateral management capabilities… Read More

Trade Finance Fintech Taulia Raises $60 Million Backed by JPMorgan, Ping An, Saudi Aramco

Taulia, a top supply chain financing Fintech is raising $60 million, according to the company. Big-name investors are participating in the round including JPMorgan, Ping An, Saudi Aramco, and existing investors including Zouk Capital. CEO of Taulia, Cedric Bru said the funding round is a… Read More

UK Fintech Stenn, a Trade Financing Solution Provider, Extends its Core Finance Program After Receiving Investments from Barclays, Others

Stenn, an online trade finance scale-up, has acquired investments from Barclays Bank, Coface SA, and Crayhill Capital Management LP via its latest funding round. The capital raised will be used to support Stenn’s trade financing program, Stenn Assets Funding, which is currently valued at $500… Read More

Russia: Blockchain Trade Finance Platform Factorin Reports $500+ Million in Turnover in First Year

Factorin, a trade finance platform using blockchain, reports that it has “transformed” the trade finance market in Russia in one year since launch. According to a company release, Factorin has garnered relationships with 30 different banking entities, processed 246,000 invoices with transactional turnover exceeding $500… Read More

Alibaba Adds Freight Service, Includes Trade Financing Solution as Part of the Package

Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), one of the largest tech firms in the world, has announced a new shipping service that includes a trade financing option. The financing is provided in partnership with MTS a Fintech that offers “credit as a service.” Alibaba Freight seeks to engage with… Read More

New York-based IBM Acquires 7% Stake in Blockchain enabled Trade Finance Solution, we.trade

New York-based tech giant IBM (NYSE:IBM) has acquired a 7% stake in we.trade, a blockchain-enabled trade finance platform that’s owned by 12 major banking institutions. Launched by nine banks back in January 2017 under the name, Digital Trade Chain, the platform was renamed as we.trade… Read More

Digital Trade Finance Solution Developer Surecomp to Allow Select Customers to Test its New API Architecture

Surecomp, an established provider of international trade finance software for banks and corporations, will allow a select group of clients to use and test its Application Programming Interfaces (API) architecture. According to a release, the newly developed API architecture has been created to work with… Read More

Fintech Taulia Officially Announces Partnership with JPMorgan to Provide Trade Finance Solution

Taulia has officially announced a strategic alliance with the largest US Bank JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM). According to a release, the partnership is said to create a unique trade finance solution for JPM clients. Crowdfund Insider covered the partnership this past weekend. Going forward, JPMorgan’s clients will… Read More

Citi Increases Equity Stake in komgo, an Ethereum-powered Enterprise Blockchain Platform for Trade Financing

New York-based Citi, an American multinational investment bank and financial services corporation with over $1.9 trillion in total assets, has reportedly increased its equity stake in komgo, a company that’s developing an Ethereum (ETH)-powered enterprise blockchain platform for trade financing. Citi confirmed that it began… Read More

HSBC Partners with Chinese Logistics Firm Cainiao to Offer Faster Trade Finance Loans via Alibaba’s Tmall Platform

HSBC, a British multinational bank and financial services holding company with over $2.5 trillion in total assets, has teamed up with Cainiao, a China-based logistics company, in order to provide faster trade finance loans to merchants via Alibaba’s Tmall platform in Hong Kong. HSBC will… Read More

Digital Trade Finance: Singapore’s DBS Bank Facilitates Transaction via vCargo Cloud’s CamelONE Portal

Singapore-headquartered DBS Bank, a multinational banking and financial services corporation with over $330 billion in total assets, has reportedly facilitated a trade financing settlement through vCargo Cloud’s CamelONE trade finance portal (TFP). The SGD 4.8 million (appr. $3.4 million) letter of credit transaction was carried… Read More

Banco Santander Acquires Majority Stake in Spanish Fintech Mercury TFS

Banco Santander, S.A. (BME:SAN) announced on Friday it has acquired the majority stake in Mercury TFS, a Spain-based company that specializes in software solutions that automate the end-to-end management of trade finance transactions for corporate customers, for €30 million. According to Banco Santander, the transaction… Read More

People’s Bank of China Acquires $4.7 Million in Funding to Further Develop Blockchain-based Trade Finance Platform

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has reportedly acquired 32.35 million RMB (appr. $4.7 million) in special funding in order to finance the ongoing development of its blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled trade finance platform. The funding, which will be gradually injected during a… Read More

Standard Chartered Joins TradeLens, a Leading Blockchain-based Supply Chain Management Solution Developed by IBM, Maersk

London-headquartered Standard Chartered, a British multinational banking and financial services company with over $700 billion in total assets, has reportedly become the first major financial institution to join TradeLens, blockchain-powered container logistics solution created by IBM and Maersk. Standard Chartered is notably the first financial… Read More

Digital Trade Finance: Giant Banking Group, Emirates NBD, Uses Fintech LiquidX’s Network to Sell Commodities 

New York-headquartered LiquidX, a globally accessible network for illiquid assets, recently revealed that it has added Emirates NBD to its network. Emirates NBD is a Dubai government-owned banking institution and one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East in terms of total assets… Read More

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