Fintechist MasterCard Blockchain API

MasterCard Announces new API for their Permissioned Blockchain

by JP Buntinxon October 20, 2017
MasterCard has always been one of the most remarkable companies in all of finance. While always second behind Visa, the company provides some innovative solutions. They have also been working on blockchain technology through in-house development. Earlier today, the company announced this blockchain will be opened to the public through API access. This is good […]
Fintechist BNP Paribas BLockchain

BNP Paribas Announces Blockchain Integration for Internal Treasury Operations

by JP Buntinxon October 17, 2017
BNP Paribas remains one of the largest financial institutions in the world today. They are also a major proponent of blockchain technology for quite some time now. Surprisingly enough, the company has made an intriguing decision on that front. Paribas will integrate blockchain to their global internal treasury operations. It is one of the first […]

Fintechist Tradeshift Hyperledger Blockchain

Tradeshift Joins the Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium

by JP Buntinxon October 16, 2017
The Hyperledger blockchain consortium is firing on all cylinders. With their strong focus on the enterprise sector, they can make a lot of progress. Bringing blockchain to the business sector will not be easy by any means. Tradeshift has become the consortium’s latest member. More specifically, the company is now a premier member, which shows […]
Fintechist World Bank Blockchain Hype

World Bank President Confirms the Blockchain Hype is Very Real

by JP Buntinxon October 15, 2017
The World Bank has made some interesting announcements as of late, to say the very least. A few weeks ago, they advised other banks not to ignore Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Earlier this week, President Jim Yong Kim confirms everyone is “optimistic” about blockchain technology. It is only a matter of time until the financial sector […]

Fintechist Mauritius Blockchain

Mauritius Takes the Next Step Toward Embracing Blockchain Technology

by JP Buntinxon October 14, 2017
Plenty of financial institutions want to get involved with blockchain technology. So far, most of these ventures are still in the very early stages of development. A commercial bank in Mauritius is trying their hand at this technology as well. Thanks to a partnership with SALT, they will create a lending pilot program. It will […]
Fintechist Swift DLT Trial

Swift Successfully Completes Interbank DLT Trial

by JP Buntinxon October 13, 2017
The blockchain industry has seen many opponents and proponents. Surprisingly enough, Swift is quite keen on DLT as we speak. While they are not entirely convinced of its potential, a recent proof-of-concept yielded positive results. These DLT apps can deliver business functionalities and data richness. In the ideal world, they may even support real-time liquidity […]