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Ant Group Launches Blockchain Based-Platform to Help SMEs with Cross-Border Trade

“Ant Group, China’s largest digital payments provider by volume, has launched a blockchain-backed smart contract platform for cross-border trade by small and medium enterprises (SMEs), helping them and banks to speed up the secure processing and settlement of orders. Ant, the operator of mobile payments app Alipay, launched Trusple at the INCLUSION Fintech Conference in Shanghai on […]


Spanish Banks Complete Tests of Programmable Payments for Smart Contracts

“Banco Sabadell, Banco Santander, Bankia, BBVA and CaixaBank have successfully completed a proof-of-concept test to enable the execution of payments triggered by smart contracts in blockchain networks. The initiative, coordinated by Iberpay, the company that manages the Spanish Payment System (SNCE), confirmed the viability of employing blockchain technology to the payments sector, allowing the automatic […]


Argentina’s Central Bank Trials Blockchain for New Interbank Settlement Layer

“The Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) is testing a new blockchain-powered clearing system that could be used by some of the country’s largest financial institutions. Blockchain developer IOV Labs said Tuesday it had created a proof-of-concept, for a permissioned blockchain network, based on RSK Smart Contract Network , in conjunction with the central bank and […]