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三井住友金融集团SMBC加入了两个区块链贸易融资联盟komgo Contour

2020-7-22 12:51

 

今天,三井住友金融集团(SMBC)宣布它将加入两个区块链贸易金融财团,komgo和Contour。这两个网络目前都专注于信用证业务。


根据波士顿咨询集团/国际商会的一份报告,尽管多年来开立账户贸易融资一直占据着市场份额,但2019年出现转机,包括信用证在内的跟单贸易融资收入增长了6%。


SMBC表示,加入这些网络是为了提高贸易效率。报告还强调了由于COVID-19导致的工作人员远程工作,这导致信用证所需文件的复杂交换出现问题。由于这些挑战,COVID-19引发了全球贸易数字化的加速。


这家日本银行已经试运行了区块链平台。此外,它还与日本的SBI签署了一项协议,探讨收购SBI R3 Japan 14%的股份。SBI R3日本是一家合资企业,将在日本推出R3的企业区块链技术。


瑞士初创企业komgo专注于大宗商品贸易融资(最初是石油),已投产18个多月。它有15个创始成员国,包括众多全球银行、石油巨头和大宗商品交易商。最近,由consensus和Total投资,但SMBC不是股东。


Credit network Contour的前身是Voltron,六个月前成立,有七名银行股东。此后,花旗(Citi)、新加坡星展银行(DBS Bank)和越南HDBank都成为了该行的成员。该解决方案目前处于测试阶段。


马可波罗和Contour使用了R3的技术,但komgo使用了以太泉的Quorum风格。


这对komgo和Contour来说都是重要的胜利。尽管数字化的趋势在不断增加,但我们仍然可以。区块链电视台不得不裁员,以适应受限制的资金选择。特别是贸易融资保险的供应已经减少,导致若干国家出口信贷机构介入提供担保。

 

Today, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMBC) announced that it’s joining two blockchain trade finance consortia, komgo and Contour. Both networks currently focus on Letters of Credit. 

While open account trade finance gained market share for many years, there was a turnaround in 2019 that saw a 6% growth in documentary trade finance revenues, which include Letters of Credit (LC), according to a BCG/ICC report

SMBC said it was joining the networks to improve efficiency in trade. It also highlighted staff working remotely as a result of COVID-19, which caused issues with the complex exchange of documents required for Letters of Credit. Because of these sorts of challenges, COVID-19 has triggered a ramp up the digitization of trade around the world.

The Japanese bank has already trialed the Marco Polo open account blockchain platform. Plus, it signed a deal with Japan’s SBI to explore taking 14% stake SBI R3 Japan, the joint venture to roll out R3’s enterprise blockchain technology in the country.

Swiss startup komgo, which focuses on commodities trade finance, initially oil, has been in production for more than 18 months. It had 15 founding members, including numerous global banks, oil majors and commodity traders. More recently, ConsenSys and Total invested, but SMBC is not a shareholder.

Letter of Credit network  Contour, formerly known as Voltron, incorporated six months ago with seven bank shareholders. Since then it has added Citi, Singapore’s DBS Bank and Vietnam’s HDBank as members. The solution is currently in beta testing phase.

Marco Polo and Contour use R3’s technology, but komgo uses the Quorum flavor of Ethereum. 

These are important wins for komgo and Contour. Despite the increasing trend to digitization, the we.trade blockchain network had to lay off staff to adapt to restricted funding options. In particular, the availability of trade finance insurance has contracted, resulting in several national export credit agencies stepping in to provide guarantees.

 

来自: Ledger Insights