Kotak Mahindra bank puts trade finance on blockchain

Kotak using Deloitte Tech tests with JP Morgan

Reported in Indian daily Economic Times, Kotak serviced using  Deloitte Blockchain technology allowing them to complete the trade finance test with partner JP Morgan in Singapore.  Usually trade finance transactions are carried out the letters of credit, with Blockchain according to Kotak this has been reduced to a few hours. The report also hinted that Kotak Mahindra might be creating a banking consortium dedicated to the development of Blockchain solutions in areas such as Know Your Customer, cross border payments, supply chain finance, syndicated loans and regulatory auditing. 

Lara Abdul Malak

Lara has been a journalist and writer in the technology field since her graduation from AUB majoring in political science. She has had career in corporation communications in the telecom sector and was part of the launch of first 3G network in the GCC and MENA region. Since her return to journalism she has been focused with passion on blockchain, tokenization, crypto focusing on the GCC and MENA region. Lara worked with Unlock Blockchain until 2022.

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