Leading Japanese Bank SMBC Completes Blockchain Cross-Boarder Test Using R3’s Marco Polo


Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), which is the third-largest bank by assets in Japan, has effectively executed Marco Polo's blockchain trade finance platform, as indicated by the press release release on October 18.

On Friday, the bank claimed that the platform that was created by R3 LLC and TradeIX Limited that empowered carrying out cross-border proof of-concept test was effectively finished. It involved organizations like Mitsui and Co, Indorama Ventures Group, and Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited.

Marco Polo, which uses open-source Corda, is a system sponsored by Dublin-based TradeIX and New York-based R3 LLC. It tallies various major financial foundations as one of it's representatives, including Bangkok Bank, Mitsui and Co, SMBC, Bank of America, BNP Paribas, Mastercard, Standard Chartered, among others. Between Russia and Germany, the system as of late-finished tests for trade finance exchanges.

Trade finance utilizing blockchain is a bustling space, with an expected 30 consortia looking to apply the technology to their business. Contenders like Voltron, who likewise uses Corda and tallies Bangkok Bank, HSBC and Standard Chartered among its accomplices, just as ethereum-based CargoX and eTrade Connect, using Hyperledger Fabric.

SMBC Takes Blockchain Trade Finance To A New Height

Through the PoC each party was presently ready to update information relating to purchase requests, invoices and dispatching, and so forth depending on up-to-date data and at the same time share this information live with other parties progressively.

It was affirmed that Bangkok Bank had the option to give a payment guarantee for Indorama Ventures to Mitsui Co., and Mitsui Co. could demand receivables financing from SMBC dependent on the payment guarantee through the Marco Polo network by means of the network via auto matching information.

With Marco Polo's foundation, digitization has taken control over, making data reconciliation a profoundly viable and consistent undertaking.

SMBC is setting itself up to commercially present the Marco Polo stage, using open-source Corda, by Q3 of FY2019. As a feature of its vision to stand apart as an industry head for offering next generation trade finance arrangements and taking hold of blockchain's potential in streamlining operational procedures.

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