Bank of America Latest to Conduct Blockchain Trade Finance Trial

Bank of America Latest to Conduct Blockchain Trade Finance Trial

Bank of America has revealed it is developing a blockchain-based trial centered on trade finance. The move is the latest that finds the multinational banking institution seeking to position itself as an early adopter of the technology. In late December, Bank of America revealed it had filed a rush of new patents related to the industry, a development that followed the November news it had partnered with consortium startup R3. Financial News reports that Bank of America believes blockchain could come to replace the more manual processes that dominate global trade. Jason Tiede, head of....


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