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Standard Chartered Banking Group Joins Ethereum Enterprise Alliance

International banking group Standard Chartered has become the latest member of a blockchain standard-building organization, the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance (EEA). In a press release issued on Nov. 6, Standard Chartered said the move would allow it to expand its client offerings across its 60 international markets. Standard Chartered is latest EEA banking member “Technology enables us to facilitate trade and investment across our footprint markets, improving client experiences and offering new services,” Group Chief Information Officer, Dr. Michael Gorriz, commented. The EEA formed in March 2017 as a collaborative effort…

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Standard Chartered Makes Letter of Credit Transaction Using Blockchain

London-based bank and financial services firm Standard Chartered has completed its first cross-border blockchain letter of credit transaction in the oil industry with Thai state-owned oil giant PTT Group. On-chain letter of credit Standard Chartered announced that it has successfully executed a pilot letter of credit (LC) transaction for PTT Group, PTT International Trading Pte Ltd and IRPC Public Company Limited over the Voltron blockchain platform in a press release published on its website on Aug. 7. Per the release, oil companies are often reliant on letters of credit as…

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UK Bank Standard Chartered Uses Blockchain for Supply Chain Finance

London-based bank and financial services firm Standard Chartered has completed its first joint blockchain-based supply chain financing transaction. Standard Chartered announced on Aug. 5 that the institution successfully ran their first joint deep-tier supply chain financing transaction in partnership with China-based supply chain financing service provider Linklogis. The news follows a memorandum of understanding signed by Standard Chartered and Linklogis in February 2019, when the firms agreed to collaborate on expanding the bank’s supply chain visibility, as well as to support sustainable growth of China’s economy and innovation. Linklogis platform…

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Standard Chartered Signs MoU With Chinese Blockchain Finance Platform Linklogis

London-headquartered multinational banking and financial services firm Standard Chartered has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tencent-backed Chinese fintech firm Linklogis. The agreement, reported by financial technology news site Finextra on Feb. 12, will allow Standard Chartered to use Linklogis’ blockchain-powered supply chain financing platform. Linklogis, based in Shenzhen, China, is a business to business supply chain financing solutions provider. As well as sealing a series of investments from high-profile backers that include Tencent and Singapore’s Government Investment Corporation, the firm also partnered with Tencent’s fintech unit to launch…

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