Samsung ot Launch Blockchain Based BankSign

BankSign platform developed jointly with the Korean Banking Federation
28 August 2018   464

Samsung SDS, a subsidiary of the Korean technical giant, introduced a certification platform for Korean banks called BankSign, based on blockchain technology. This is reported by the Yonhap.

It is reported that the BankSign platform developed jointly with the Korean Banking Federation and  is designed to provide interaction between the mobile systems of various banks. Users will be able to carry out transactions in different mobile applications, but verification will only be required in one program. As usual, passwords, fingerprints or a pattern are used to verify users.

BankSign is the first application of the much-anticipated blockchain technology on banking services. The company will continue to expand its digital transformation business, which will bolster competitiveness of banks and financial institutions.

Samsung SDS

According to representatives of Samsung, the security of the system is ensured by combining banking systems in a single data exchange network. Certification data can remain valid for three years. Technology should increase the safety of users. 

Samsung SDS was founded in 2015. The release of the first business platform called Nexledger was held in 2017. At the moment, the IT department of the South Korean technological giant is developing a digital financial platform Nexfinance based on distributed registry technology.

Australian Company to Issues Crypto Backed Loans

In case of default, financial company named Helio may sell cryptocurrency to cover losses
10 December 2018   89

Helio from Melbourne began issuing loans secured by cryptocurrencies, reports.

The service allows Helio clients to borrow from 1000 Australian dollars ($ 720) on the security of cryptocurrency assets. At the moment, the company accepts Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin and Ripple.

Helio client crypto assets are stored in a secure wallet, company representatives say. In case of default, the company may sell cryptocurrency to cover losses.

Helio has a credit license (ACL) issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). As stated by the company's founder, John O’Shy, Helio was the first licensed organization in Australia to launch this service. According to him, the country has a developed cryptocurrency market, however, suppliers who want to provide loans secured by digital assets are not enough.

In June, the Japanese corporation Abic Corporation began to issue loans secured with Bitcoin