SBI Ripple Asia brings together 61 banks

SBI Ripple Asia brings together 61 banks representing 80% of Japan's total assets
11 June 2017   2414
Ripple

Is a real-time payment protocol, a shared public database with a built-in distributed currency exchange operating as the world's universal translator for money

A year ago SBI Ripple Asia announced the creation of a Japanese consortium of banks which was to use Ripple’s technology for payments and settlement.

A few months later, the consortium grew to 47 banks that successfully completed a pilot implementation of Ripple to enable real-time money transfers both domestically and internationally – with the goal of going live by year end.

Now, in less than a year, SBI Ripple Asia brings together 61 banks representing 80% of Japan's total assets. All three of Japan’s largest banks have now joined the Japan bank consortium using Ripple, including Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), MUFG and Mizuho. 

Moreover, the consortium intends to expand further and non-Japanese banks based in Japan interested in joining can contact the consortium. As the copmpany reports, banks outside of Japan are also welcome to contact Ripple to be connected.

Genesis Conference to be Held in London

Genesis Conference will cover research and development, regulation, economics and applications issues, taking place in London on February 22
22 February 2018   73

Genesis London Conference will take place on February 22, tackling the most pertinent issues in blockchain space: research and development, regulation, economics and applications.

Genesis London is a platform for researchers, developers and generally anyone interested in blockchain, and its priority is to share knowledge, facilitate productive discourse and filter out the hype.

Location: The CityPoint building, 1 Ropemaker St, London, EC2, UK
Date and time: 9:30AM - 8PM, February 22, 2018

The agenda of the conference includes Privacy and Confidentiality Techniques for Blockchains; Permissioned Business Blockchain Applications and Use-cases; Scalable, Transparent and Post-quantum Secure Computational Integrity, with Applications to Cryptocurrencies; A Rational Protocol Design Treatment of Bitcoin, and more.

The headline speakers include Patrick de Laive, co-founder of TNW; Margarita Khartanovich, head of insight at Binary District; Jack Gavigan, chief operating officer at ZCash; Jeremy Kahn, technology writer for Bloomberg, and many more.